A Level Computer Science


Study this CAIE A Level Computer Science course entirely online to achieve this credible and high in demand qualification. A Level Computer Science is desirable in professions such as Cyber Security Analyst, Software Engineer or Games Developer to name a few. Fast track to complete within one year and gain UCAS points for University entry.


Study this CAIE A Level Computer Science online course to achieve this desirable and technology based qualification or to gain access into University. Furthermore, A Level Computer Science is essential in professions such as a Cyber Security Analyst, Software Engineer or Games Developer to name a few.

A Level Computer Science has rational thinking with communication at its core. You will study Security, Privacy and Data Integrity in addition to ethics. Secondly, you will delve into interesting topics such as software development, data representation and artificial intelligence. Overall you will learn how humans and computer intelligence work in unison to provide super intelligent solutions.

Lastly, you will develop key skills such as abstraction, decomposition and algorithmic thinking which will prepare you for our newly transformed albeit digital world. By gaining confidence and understanding in the analytical methods used to evaluate evidence at an advanced level, this subject is perfect for anyone wanting to work with computers and software.

A Level Computer Science is very well respected, as it shows employers and educators that you have advanced, high in demand skills and qualifications to build upon. Internationally recognised, A Level Computer Science is also used towards University entry.

  • Accredited OFQUAL qualification awarded by CAIE
  • Progress in your academic journey to University with up to 56 UCAS points
  • You can fast track this course to complete in one year or two
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Information Representation
  • Unit 2 – Communication and Internet Technologies
  • Unit 3 – Hardware
  • Unit 4 – Processor Fundamentals
  • Unit 5 – System Software
  • Unit 6 – Security, Privacy and Data Integrity
  • Unit 7 – Ethics and Ownership
  • Unit 8 – Databases
  • Unit 9 – Fundamental Problem Solving – Algorithm Design and Problem Solving
  • Unit 10 – Fundamental Problem Solving – Data Types and Structures
  • Unit 11 – Fundamental Problem Solving – Programming
  • Unit 12 – Fundamental Problem Solving – Software Development
  • Unit 13 – Advanced Theory – Data Representation
  • Unit 14 – Advanced Theory – Communication and Internet Technologies
  • Unit 15 – Advanced Theory – Hardware and Virtual Machines
  • Unit 16 – Advanced Theory – System Software
  • Unit 17 – Advanced Theory – Security
  • Unit 18 – Advanced Theory – Artificial Intelligence
  • Unit 19 – Computational Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Unit 20 – Further Programming

Upskill Online UK uses the CAIE (9618) syllabus as it is best for online learning.  Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research.

CAIE upskill online uk

CAIE are the worlds leading educational awarding organisation specialising in GCSE, A Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world. They are part of the Cambridge University Press and Assessment.

UCAS upskill online uk

Upskill Online UK’s partners are a UCAS registered centre, meaning you can use this course to gain direct entry to all universities as you will achieve up to 56 UCAS points.

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit three paper based written exams and one practical assessment for A Level Computer Science. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall A Level qualification as set out below:

  • Written Exams
    • Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes – 25% of A-level – 75 marks.
    • Paper 2: 1 hour 30 minutes – 25% of A-level – 75 marks.
    • Paper 3: 2 hours 30 minutes – 25% of A-level – 75 marks
  • Practical Exam
    •  2 hours 30 minutes – 25% of A-level – 75 marks.

As part of the practical exam, you will submit complete program code and evidence of testing and will be required to use either Java, VB.NET or Python programming languages.


Upskill Online UK have a national network partnerships of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners. We also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for A Level Computer Science are £552 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on the enrolment form when asked to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

Once you successfully complete this course, you will achieve a CAIE A Level in Computer Science qualification and gain up to 56 UCAS points. Specification (9618).

Entry Requirements

You must have achieved a GCSE in Maths or an equivalent qualification before you enrol on this course. This online A Level Computer Science course is at difficulty level 3 which is equivalent to a BTEC or a 60 credit qualification. This course is suitable for learners of all ages in general.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

300 hours

What Next?

After you have completed this A Level Computer Science course, you could progress onto a higher education or level 4 course, apply to University or apply for jobs. Furthermore this qualification usually leads to careers in a variety of settings and sectors including:

  • Applications Developer
  • Forensic Computer Analysist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Games Developer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Web Developer


This A Level Computer Science course is popular with home school pupils. Firstly, you will get qualified Tutor support, in addition to an Upskill Online UK personal mentor and an accountability coach, explicitly to keep you motivated and on track to successfully complete your course. Secondly you will get guidance and support to help you plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your tailored roadmap to success. In essence, you get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

To speak with us about this course, simply complete the enquiry form and we will contact you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on: 02475 314022.



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