Computer Science is relevant to the changing and progressive world of computing. It is a practical subject where you can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems. It is an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital lens.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry Requirements
  • Grade 4 (C) in English Language or Literature and a minimum of a 3 (D) in Maths and
  • At least 5 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above (1 Vocational or Technical Qualification at Merit or above may be counted) and
  • Average GCSE (best 8) of at least 4 (38 on the old points table) and
  • Grade 4 (C or Merit), at least, in any subject previously studied
Subject Specific Entry Requirements
  • 6 (B) in Maths
  • Some practical experience of programming
A-Levels: Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Maths

Jack Rodden

Choosing to study at The Bedford Sixth Form has enabled me to work towards university, thanks to the independent learning environment, and helped me to refine what I want to do in higher education. I am planning to apply to some of the Russell Group universities and am currently looking at Oxford, Cambridge, York, St Andrews and Dundee.

The Computer Science course is mainly focused on coding and understanding how computers work. The software side is a lot more advanced than it was at school, while the hardware elements require you to have a lot more knowledge of peripherals, for example. We’ve also learnt about how a laser printer works, which was really interesting.

Course Content

Download the course fact sheet here.

  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
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