Vision statement
“To inspire and develop students to think critically when creating and using technology. This will also build students resilience when developing programs and different types of media for different scenarios. This will therefore get students ready for the world of work”

A Level Computer Science


A Level Computer Science is split up into 3 component.
Component 1 – Computer Systems (Exam worth 40% of overall grade)
Component 2 – Algorithms & Programming (Exam worth 40% of overall grade)
Component 3 – Programming Project (Coursework worth 20% of overall grade)
It is taught with industry at the forefront of our teaching. We currently teach the students 5 different programming languages from Python to C#.

If you want to find out more on the entry requirements then please click this link to see our entry requirements and more information regarding A Level Computer Science – Click here

Scheme of learning – Click here

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OCR Level 3 IT

OCR Level 3 IT gives all the students an insight into how the world of IT works. We delve deep into how computer systems are used by both individuals and businesses. We currently a lot of employment links to ensure all the lessons that are delivered will give the students an insight into what to expect if they wanted to move into employment within IT.

Entry requirements and more information can be found at the following link: Click here

This course will comprise of 3 exams and 2 pieces of coursework. These are:

Unit 1 – The Fundamentals of IT (Exam worth 90 credits)

Unit 2 – Global Information (Exam worth 90 credits)

Unit 3 – Cyber Security (Exam worth 60 credits)

Unit 9 – Product Development (Coursework worth 60 credits)

Unit 17 – Internet of everything (Coursework worth 60 credits)


OCR Level 3 Digital Media


OCR Level 3 Digital Media gives all students the opportunity to investigate in the various types of digital media that is all around us in every day life. We investigate how media is produced including films and print based products. Students will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a film, create the film, advertise it and create a media profile for themselves. This is an exciting programme that has got 4 pieces of coursework and 2 exams.

Entry requirements and more information can be found at the following link: Click here

This course comprises of 4 pieces of coursework and 2 exams:

Unit 1 – Media products and audiences (Exam worth 90 credits)

Unit 2 – Pre production (Exam worth 90 credits)

Unit 3 – Create a media product (Coursework worth 60 credits)

Unit 20 – Advertising media (Coursework worth 60 credits)

Unit 21 – Create a pitch (Coursework worth 30 credits)

Unit 23 – Creating a media profile (Coursework worth 30 credits)


OCR Level 2 Digital Media

Within this L2 Digital Media programme, this is a part of our Level 2 offer. Within this qualification, we look into various types of media and teach theory around why media is created and how it is created using industry standard software such as the Adobe suite. Students will cover 2 pieces of coursework that will incorporate a lot of skills needed to move students onto their next level of learning.

Unit 3 – Digital Media industry – Products and Audiences

Unit 9 – Pitching Advertising ideas

If you have any questions regarding our curriculum offer, please contact:

Mr G. Lloyd

lloydg@astn.uk