Computer Science (A-Level)

Computer Science at UTC South Durham focuses on preparing our students for the modern digital world and workplace.

A-level Computer Science is about understanding the fundamental mathematical and scientific building blocks of computers, including: programming, algorithms, data representation, computer hardware, and cyber security. Students also learn programming languages, including Python.

Content includes:

  • Computer systems, organisation and architecture
  • Theory of computation
  • Communication and networking
  • Databases and big data
  • Algorithms and programming

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Maths, grade 6 in ICT or computing, and grade 4 in GCSE English Language


The Computer Science A-level course specification can be found here.

UTC students working on computers