Cambridge International A & AS Level Computer Science
Learners investigate a variety of different computers, and also look at the ways that computers are organised in terms of software, data, hardware, communications and people. Learners develop the skills necessary to apply their understanding to the development of computer-based solutions. As they progress, they learn about the main principles of systems analysis and design, looking at different methods of problem formulation, and the planning of solutions. They also consider systematic methods of solution implementation, testing and documentation.
Year 1 – AS Qualification – Paper 1 (Theory Fundamentals) and Paper 2 (Fundamental Problem-Solving and programming skills)
Year 2 – A Level Qualification – Paper 3 (Advanced Theory) and Paper 4 (Further Problem-Solving and programming skills)
*Advanced Subsidiary (AS) forms 50% of the assessment weighting of the full Advanced Level.
Why A’ Level Computer Science
- A Cambridge International A or AS Level is recognised around the world by schools, universities and employers.
- The qualifications are accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities worldwide, though some courses do require specific subjects.
- Cambridge International A Levels typically take two years to complete and offer a flexible course of study that gives students the freedom to select subjects that are right for them.
- Cambridge International AS Levels often represent the first half of an A Level course but may also be taken as a freestanding qualification. They are accepted in all UK universities and carry half the weighting of an A Level. University course credit and advanced standing is often available for Cambridge International A/AS Levels in countries such as the USA and Canada.