A Level Computing
A Gateway to University
FunTech offers a unique learning environment with motivational staff that inspires our students to achieve their ultimate potential. This is demonstrated most clearly when you look at our A level students and their results. At FunTech your child can achieve an extra A Level, which is often not available at their school and which will put them ahead of the rest of their peers.
At FunTech, we are not just pleased with our results, we are proud of our students. A number of our students score 100% in a single exam paper and some have achieved a perfect score in every paper. The secret to our success is that we do not see the exam as an end in itself, it is as much the quality of the teaching material we provide and the learning process we engender.
For more information on the A Level syllabus click here.
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- The A Level Computing consists of 4 units COMP 1 to 4.
- COMP 1 consists of a written exam together with a practical programming exam, COMP 2 and 3 are written exams and finally COMP 4 is a comprehensive piece of coursework that is internally moderated and externally marked.
- A Level Computing will give your child a thorough understanding of computing from understanding how the microprocessor works to the protocols required for the world wide web!
- We teach the AQA Computing (2510) specification and add a lot of FunTech extra’s which tie up all the loose ends and give your child an excellent understanding of how it all works.
Who is this course suited for?
- For those who plan to study Computing at University, we recommend A Level in Mathematics above A Level Computing.
- However, the feedback from students who have studied A Level Computing at FunTech prior to going to studying Computing at university has been extremely positive. Students have found that in their first year they have been able to to push the boundaries of their learning further and enabled them to get off to an excellent start.
- For those who do not plan to study Computing at University, this course is a must! Computing lies at the heart of everything we do today, modern society simply could not function without computers, therefore a thorough knowledge of computing is essential for all future careers.