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Computer Science

About Computer Science

In our fast-paced, rapidly developing world, A-level Computer Science offers a fantastic opportunity to learn the skills needed to lead the way in an important global industry.

It isn't about sitting behind a computer, it's about having an impact on every industry imaginable; from transport and leisure to communication, finance, and healthcare.

You will gain specific computer programming skills and learn the fundamentals of Computer Science theory, how to express yourself precisely, and think algorithms through carefully.

The skills gained are widely applicable and will help you to adapt to fast, and ever-changing computer technology. Ready to take on the challenge?

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Course Details

Course Structure:

80% Exams / 20% Project Work.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including a GCSE Maths at grade 6 and GCSE English Language grade 5.

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About Information Technology

Studying IT at Level 3 isn't just about being the brains behind the computer, it's much more. get hands-on in this interactive, technical course which will challenge you to become a critical thinker, business leader, and problem solver.

From taking on the world of cybersecurity and web development to unleashing your creativity within modules on data design and e-commerce; you will immerse yourself within many aspects of the IT world.

Learn from IT experts with strong backgrounds in the industry. Gain the skills required to support further study or secure a specialist Apprenticeship.


Course Details

Course Structure:

50% Exams / 50% Project Work.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including GCSE English Language or Literature and GCSE Mathematics.

N.B. The Level 3 IT Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is the equivalent of one A-level.







Meet Your Computer Science & IT Teachers!

Our Computer Science & IT Teachers have a wealth of expertise.

They come from a range of business and educational backgrounds, ensuring that you learn from real-world knowledge and experience.

Helpful Videos

Take a look at these recordings from our previous Live Events.

Hear our subject specialists talk about different aspects of the courses and answering questions from other students interested in studying Computer Science or Information Technology courses at St Brendan's.

Computer Science and IT Open Day

Computer Science and IT FAQs

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Information Technology Student: Dilshad

'Studying IT provides you with a huge range of skills including integrity, leadership, confidence and many more. I chose this subject because I want to get into software development or software engineering. The course is split into really interesting units; including Digital Graphics and Website Creation. You're provided with great support from teachers throughout!'

Dilshad Studied: IT and Business

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A-level Computer Science Student: Molly

'I chose to study Computer Science because I like solving logic problems in creative ways with codes. A highlight was in the first year when we went to the Bletchley Park Museum. It was really interesting to see the evolution of code-breaking, and how encryption was used in the past. I also enjoyed learning about networking and computer security and, as a result, I hope to do a Cyber Security degree at Warwick University next year.'

Molly Studied: Computer Science, Physics, Maths & Further Maths

Careers in Computer Science & IT

Computer Science and Information Technology students from St Brendan's progress to a wide range of university courses and apprenticeships.

Every year our dedicated Careers Teams arrange Careers Fairs and sector-specific events for students to explore all of their options. They also arrange talks from industry experts and St Brendan's Alumni.

Throughout your time at St Brendan's, the Careers Team door is always open for one-to-one appointments and advice and guidance.

Use the Pathways tool below to explore various progression routes to numerous careers through Higher Education courses and Apprenticeships.

Are You Ready?

Shape your future and apply to St Brendan's now!