AS Level Computer Science Online Course

Our A Level Computer Science qualification helps you to understand the core academic principles of computer science. Our A Level will develop your technical understanding and the ability to analyse and solve problems using computational thinking.

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Course Description

This As Level Computer Science Distance Learning Online Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

Please note that as the awarding body is CIE and the qualification will be International A’ Level / AS Level History.

Students use Cambridge International AS & A Levels to gain places at leading universities worldwide including the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Egypt, Jordan, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be able to contact our Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

AS Level Exams

There are two exams for the AS Level qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:

Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 min
Paper 2 – 2 hours

 

Modules

Module AS Level

Information representation –

  • Data Representation
  • Multimedia- Graphics, Sound
  • Compression

Communication –

  • Networks Including the internet

Hardware-

  • Computers and their components
  • Logic Gates and Logo Circuits

Processor Fundamentals-

  • Central Processing Unit (CPU) Architecture
  • Assembly Language
  • Bit manipulation

System Software

  • Operating System
  • Language Translators

Security, privacy and data integrity-

  • Data Security
  • Data Integrity

Ethics and Ownership

  • Ethics and ownership

Databases-

  • Database Concepts
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Data definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML)

Algorithm Design and Problem-Solving-

  • Computational Thinking Skills
  • Algorithms

Data Types and structures-

  • Data Types and Records
  • Arrays
  • Files
  • Introduction to Abstract Types (ADT)

Programming-

  • Programming Basics
  • Constructs
  • Structured Programming

Software Development

  • Program Development lifecycle
  • Program Design
  • Program Testing and Maintenance

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay for delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 200 and 250 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

Will I gain UCAS points?

Yes you will gain UCAS points and these depend on your final grade once you have completed your exams.  A UCAS points table can be found by clicking here.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

AS Level Computer Science: 9618

Awarding Organisation

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.

AS Level Computer Science: 9618

Fees

knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full CIE specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Help with UCAS application if attending University.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.

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