WJEC Specification
A level Computer Science

WJEC AS level Computer Science

£345.00 £325.00

Qualification: AS Computer Science
Awarding Body: WJEC
Start Date: Anytime
Exam Date: June
Duration: 180 hours
Support: 18 months
Coursework: None

Course Specification: WJEC AS Computer Science

WJEC courses are non linear, you can sit your AS and A2 examinations separately.

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What’s Included in your WJEC AS level Computer Science Course

  • 24/7 access to the LearnOnline training platform
  • All learning documentation (including electronic text books)
  • Dedicated course tutor
  • Tutor-marked assignments + feedback
  • Examination Preparation
  • 1 x Mock Examinations
  • 18 months priority tutor support

AS level Computer Science Course Structure

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Practical Programming to Solve Problems

AS level Computer Science Assessments

Your WJEC AS Level Computer Science course contains a number of assignments which your dedicated course tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on throughout your study.

AS Level Examinations

AS Unit 1: Fundamentals of Computer Science

  • computer architecture
  • communication
  • data representation
  • data structures
  • software applications
  • programs, algorithms
  • logic
  • programming methodologies
  • impact of computer science on society.

100 marks
2 hours – written paper

AS Unit 2: Practical Programming to Solve Problems

This unit consists of a series of set tasks completed on-screen by candidates.
These tasks will assess the practical application of knowledge and understanding and will require the use of Python as a programming language.

60 marks
2 hours – on-screen examination

Arranging Your As level Exams

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations themselves
(we can arrange for you to sit your exams at Pembrokeshire College if you wish).

Students must check with the relevant examination board for final examination dates.

You will need to register for your exams at least 3 months prior to exam dates.

Text Books

You will receive all necessary text books as part of your LearnOnline course.

AS level Computer Science Tutor Support

The most important part of your online AS Computer Science WJEC course (apart from you) is your dedicated tutor. All of our tutors have extensive academic experience and have all taught AS Computer Science in the classroom as well as online. You will be assigned a tutor as soon as you enrol on your course who will support you for up to 18 months during your studies. You can contact your tutor via email, Skype or telephone with any questions.

Previous Knowledge

We recommend a GCSE grade C or above in IT and a strong grasp of English and Maths as well as some programming experience/knowledge – If you are new to programming, we provide a range of programming support at the beginning of the course.

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