Our online Computer Science A Level course is meticulously designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of computational thinking, problem-solving, and the development of computer-based solutions. This cutting-edge A Level computer science online curriculum dives deep into algorithms, programming languages, and the ethical implications that arise in the realm of current and emerging computing technologies.
Additionally, the course provides a robust foundation in Information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. If you’re looking to gain an edge in the ever-evolving tech industry or pursue further studies in Computer Science, this course offers you a ticket to a bright future.
Homework, Assessment and Reporting
Students enrolled in our A Level computer science course online are expected to complete at least one piece of homework per subject each week. To maximise success, it’s imperative to revise class notes and solidify one’s understanding after each lesson. The rule of thumb is to dedicate an hour of independent study for every hour of in-class instruction.
Assessment is a structured process with Level 5 internal assessments occurring in June and Level 6 internal mock assessments scheduled for November and March. Following these assessments, comprehensive reports are issued. These reports include grades for both attainment and effort, along with valuable written feedback from Success Coaches and the Head Teacher, at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms for Level 5 and after the mock assessments for Level 6.
Parents are highly encouraged to actively participate in their child’s educational journey. Our unique family Teams account enables parents to maintain an ongoing dialogue with teachers throughout the academic year. This provides a more detailed tracking of student progress, far exceeding what a typical annual parent consultation evening could offer.
Embark on an intellectually stimulating journey with our A Level Computer Science online course and prepare for a future where technology is omnipresent.
Students will gain knowledge and understanding of Computer Studies by studying the key topics – see ‘Key Topics’ section below. Students gain technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions. Studying A Level Computer Science will help students appreciate computing technologies, how they can be used and the potential risks.
It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange their child’s examinations; our teachers will provide all the support required. Most students will sit their examination papers at a school or college who accept private candidates. Some students sit their examinations at private examination centres.
What skills will students develop in the A Level Computer Science online course?
The A Level Computer Science online course is designed to help students enhance their computational thinking and problem-solving skills. They will learn how to develop solutions using algorithms and various programming languages. Students will also understand the ethical considerations that accompany current and emerging technologies.
What topics are covered in the Computer Science A Level course?
The course dives into various subjects such as information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of these areas, helping students gain both knowledge and practical skills.
What is the assessment structure for the online Computer Science A Level?
Students in the sixth form are required to complete a minimum of one piece of homework per subject weekly. Internal assessments occur in June, November, and March. Reports are then issued twice a year and comprise grades for both attainment and effort, accompanied by written feedback from the educators.
How is progress monitored in the Computer Science A Level online course?
Parents can engage in continuous dialogue with teachers through their family Teams account, which allows for more thorough tracking of a student’s progress throughout the year compared to a single annual consultation evening.
What equipment is needed for the Computer Science A Level online course?
Students will require a computer and a broadband internet connection to participate in the course.
Computer Science at Cambridge Home School Online is taught by Mr Evans and Mr Descombe. Click on the names below to find out more about our Computer Science teachers.