International 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.
This InternationalA Level Computer Science Distance Learning 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.
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.
Our courses at Home Study Zone allow our students to work at their own pace and we work to ensure all our student’s needs are met. Our resources will cover the requirements of the course making sure you stay on track with the subject you choose.
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 provided with the telephone number for your dedicated 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.
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.
A Level Exams
There are four exams for the full A Level qualificaiton. The length of each exam is as follows:
Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 min Paper 2 – 2 hours Paper 3 – 1 hour 30 min Paper 4 – 2 hours 30 min (Practical)
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
Module AS Level
Information representation –
Multimedia- Graphics, Sound
Networks Including the internet
Computers and their components
Logic Gates and Logo Circuits
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Architecture
Security, privacy and data integrity-
Ethics and Ownership
Ethics and ownership
Database Management System (DBMS)
Data definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML)
Algorithm Design and Problem-Solving-
Computational Thinking Skills
Data Types and structures-
Data Types and Records
Introduction to Abstract Types (ADT)
Program Development lifecycle
Program Testing and Maintenance
Modules A Level
User-defined data types
File Organisation and access
Floating-point numbers, representation and manipulation
Communication and internet technologies-
Circuit Switching, Packet Switching
Hardware and virtual machines-
Processors, parallel processing and virtual machines
Boolean Algebra and Logic Circuits
Purpose of an operating system (OS)
Encryption, Encryption Protocols and Digital Certificates
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-
Computational thinking and problem solving-
File Processing and Exception Handling
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 the full specification.
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 300 and 350 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?
International A’ Level Computer Science CIE: 9618
CIE – Cambridge International Examinations
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.
International A’ Level Computer Science CIE: 9618
Course 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.
Course Cost and Advantages of Studying with Home Study Zone
Pay in Full One-off Payment
Access to Online Portal
Access to Study Materials
Access to Student Resources
Unlocked Printable Version
Unlimited for 2 years
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