A-Level Computer Science


In this online computer science A-level, you’ll study communication and Internet technologies, software development, artificial intelligence (AI), data representation and much more.

SKU: X924 Categories: ,

300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points


Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2024 and beyond.

You will be expected to complete three standard A-level Computer Science written exams and one practical exam:

Written exams:

  • Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks.
  • Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks.
  • Paper 3: 2 hours 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks.

Practical exam:

  •  2 hours 30 minutes, 25% of A-level, 75 marks.

As part of the practical exam, you will submit complete program code and evidence of testing and will be required to use either Java, VB.NET or Python programming languages.

Course Content

Information representation Communication and Internet technologies Hardware Processor fundamentals System software Security, privacy and data integrity Ethics and ownership Databases
Algorithm design and problem-solving Data types and structures Programming Software development
Data representation Communication and Internet technologies Hardware and virtual machines System software Security Artificial intelligence
Algorithms Recursion Further programming Programming paradigms
  • Awarding body: Cambridge Assessment International Education
  • Our course code: X924

Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes, qualifications and exams, delivering assessments to over 8 million learners in over 170 countries.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have the following GCSE before starting an A-Level Computer Science course: GCSE Maths.  It’s also recommended to study a Maths A-Level course should you wish to study Computer Science at degree level.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Tutors were very efficient and responsive. They gave me good advice and support whenever I needed it. Great format of documents and easy to follow tasks. Happy with my experience 🙂


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I completed my first course and am already looking for what to do next. The support that I received throughout was amazing. Anything that I didn't fully understand was explained thoroughly and clearly. It was a very involved course and so beneficial. I am amazed at how much I was able to learn through a fully online course. Definitely recommend!


A well thought out course. A nice company to work with. Good customer services and good tutoring staff.


I wanted to express my thanks to my tutor for the very helpful, supportive and constructive feedback provided for my assignments. It is very encouraging and makes studying a positive experience. Thank you also for the very quick response, which is great. It helps to keep motivated and feel valued as a learner. Thanks very much.


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