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Computer Science AS-Level Worthing

AS-Level Computer Science Course Information for International Students

UK 1-year AS-Level in Computer Science Unleash Your Potential in Computing with AS-Level Computer Science at Worthing College – Your Gateway to a Digital Future

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Course Overview:

  • Course Code: COMP-AS
  • Course Duration: 1 Year
  • Entry Requirements: A strong proficiency in English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Completion of GCSEs or equivalent, with good grades in Mathematics and related subjects. A basic understanding of programming is beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Assessment:  Conducted through coursework, practical programming assignments, and written examinations.

The AS-Level Computer Science course at Worthing College provides an in-depth understanding of computer systems, programming, and the theoretical foundations of computing. This course is ideal for international students keen to explore the rapidly evolving field of computer science and develop essential skills for the future.

Course Content:

The course covers a broad range of topics designed to provide a solid foundation in computer science. Key areas of study include:

  • Fundamentals of programming (Python, Java)
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Computer systems architecture
  • Networking and communication
  • Databases and SQL
  • Theoretical computer science (logic, set theory)
  • Software development methodologies

Course Structure:

Term 1:

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Basics of Programming (Python)
  • Computer Systems and Architecture

Term 2:

  • Advanced Programming Concepts (Java)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Networking Fundamentals

Term 3:

  • Databases and SQL
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software Development Projects

Assessments include:

  • Programming projects and assignments
  • Written exams on theory and practical applications
  • Group projects and presentations
  • Continuous assessment through quizzes and class participation

Teaching Methods:

  • Interactive lectures and seminars
  • Hands-on lab sessions and programming workshops
  • Group discussions and collaborative projects
  • Use of online resources and coding platforms

Support for International Students:

  • English language support classes
  • Cultural integration activities and support services
  • One-on-one tutoring and academic advising
  • Access to the International Student Advisor for personal and academic guidance

Additional Resources:

  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Access to online coding platforms and resources
  • Computer Science club and extracurricular activities
  • Opportunities for internships and industry exposure

Course Fees:

  • Tuition fee: £8,500 per academic year
  • Additional costs for study materials and software licenses

Application Process:

  • Complete the international student application form available on this site
  • Submit academic transcripts and proof of English proficiency
  • Provide a personal statement detailing your interest in computer science
  • Participate in an interview (in person or via video call)

This course information sheet is designed to provide international students with an overview of the AS-Level Computer Science program at Worthing College, ensuring they have all the necessary information to make an informed decision about their studies.



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Created Date: 03-18-2023
Last Updated Date: 03-19-2023

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