A Level Computer Science

Studying A Level Computer Science allows you to study topics including information representation, communication and Internet technologies, hardware, software development, and relational database modelling. You'll also be able to appreciate the ethical issues that arise with current and emerging computing technologies.

What will I study?

  • The development of computer-based solutions
  • The main principles of systems analysis and design
  • Different methods of problem formulation
  • Planning of solutions
  • Systematic methods of solution implementation
  • Testing and documentation

Where will this subject take me?

This course has been designed if you wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where knowledge of computing would be beneficial. Students can study computing and go on to a career in medicine, law, business, politics or any type of science. Bellerbys students that have taken A Level Computing have gone on to study a diverse range of courses at respected UK universities including: Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London; City, University of London and University College London.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 16
Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms
Start dates: September – Brighton only
January – Brighton only
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations: Brighton
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are now able to accept a wider range of English tests
Academic entry requirements: 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees: Visit our fees page for full details

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

Please note that the 5-term April 2022 A-level intake has been suspended.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.


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A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 100 universities in the UK.

International Year One

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An International Year One course is a one-year course equal to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in Brighton and London, this course prepares you for the second year of a related degree at university.