A Level Computing

Studying A Level Computing will allow you to develop an understanding of how computers are used to solve a wide range of problems. You’ll 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.

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 at a variety of respected UK universities. In 2016 these included: Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and Computer Science at City, University of 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: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5, 5.5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
(5.5-term available in Brighton and Cambridge)
Start dates: September – all centres
October - Brighton and Cambridge
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations:  Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level)
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 per term: Brighton: £9,020
Cambridge: £9,020
London: £9,020

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

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. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.

Foundation

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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 70 universities in the UK.