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A Level

Course Overview

Interested in what makes computers tick? Want an introduction to computing?

If you like solving problems and you can think logically then Computer Science is the subject for you.

You are given the opportunity to study current computer applications; high level language programming and systems analysis and design. Computing combines well with all Sciences, Mathematics, Product Design, Interactive Media and many other subjects.

Course Topics

  • Problem Solving
  • Programming Techniques
  • Computational Thinking
  • Thinking Logically
  • Data Types
  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Data Transmission
  • The Internet and Web Technologies
  • Data Encryption and Compression
  • Databases
  • Legal, Ethical, Moral and Social Issues
  • Software Development
  • Analysing Requirements
  • Designing Solution
  • Building and Testing Applications
  • Evaluating Solutions


Good lessons, an organized workflow, and the ability to make a few friends early on: the key ingredients to an enjoyable educational journey. Easy to access, with dedicated teachers and a wide array of courses, it had everything I desired.

Sam Holbrook

Previously: Alleyne’s Academy
Studying: A Level Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths, Physics


Course Features

Learn how to write programs using programming languages and write your own simple games.

Learn problem solving techniques which allow you to break the problem into small, manageable pieces.

Apply what you learnt to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.

Clear progression into higher education.


  • Exam: 100%
  • Awarding Body: OCR


  • 100% A*-C grades last year
  • Almost 70% high grades last year.

Where Courses Become Careers

Students who take this subject may study Engineering, Software Engineering, Computing Science, Games Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems and many other subjects.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

By studying computing you will learn how computer hardware and software work as well as learning programming fundamentals and problem solving skills. You will be able to apply your knowledge in programming to solve real life problems.

You’ll evidence and enhance the Stoke6th Graduate Attributes during this course. Resilience, independent of thought, communication skills, problem solving skills and the contribution of creative ideas will all be encouraged throughout the Computer Science course.

You will have continuous support through very well designed online resources including e-books accessible from home as well as College.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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