King George V College


Computing at KGV boasts an impressive 100% pass rate. The syllabus incorporates a variety of topics including conceptual models, problem solving and practical work so that you will develop a wide range of creative focussed analytical and theoretical skills. Throughout the two year course, there are plenty of opportunities to hone and develop your computing skills including access to a Cypher Challenge enrichment which will teach you how to program in other languages such as php.

Computing A Level is held in high regard by universities for many courses, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, Physics and Maths. Computer skills are a shortage area and are in very high demand so job prospects leading on from this qualification are plentiful. Plus many of the specialist skills you will learn are applicable to multi-disciplinary areas or fields of work.


You will study a wide range of topics not just the obvious one of learning how to become an expert programmer! Areas studied include how organisations manage vast quantities of ‘Big’ data and the implications of this, the fundamentals of computer design, networks and communication, and databases. In your second year, you will complete a project and will be required to investigate a practical problem following a systematic approach to problem solving.


Computing skills are extremely sought after. A very high proportion of KGV students continue on to university to do computing at degree level. Other students tend to do degree studies in closely related areas, for example Physics, Electronics or Economics.

Students often develop their own interests as they progress through the A level course and the second year project offers a chance for you to specialise, whether that be in a different choice of programming language (php and C# projects are often popular) or a specialist project area, such as, simulators, scientific modelling, company databases or even card game probability.

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