Date of publication: 2017-08-23 03:14
An operating system is the core software that allows a computer to run as an useful device, it manages the hardware, the user interface and all other software running on the computer.
The A-level computing course details the inner workings and applications of computers, with emphasis put onto solving realistic problems. A-level computing is a fun, challenging subject that appeals to students with most learning styles and interests.
As computers are such an integral part of the workplace in contemporary society, people will A-level computing skills are in an extremely high demand. Amongst the many career possibilities that are available to you with A-level computing include computing, analysis, computer programming, animation and many more. Alternative there are a number of students that go into careers unrelated to computing but the skills they have gained at AS or A level computing are still utilised due to the increasing technological advances.
e. describe what is involved when analysing the requirements of a system, explaining the nature of the requirements specification and its content, including current data structures, inputs, outputs and processing represented in diagrammatic form (data flow diagrams, system flowcharts), identify inefficiencies/problems in the current system
We run an accreditation scheme for centres offering Applied A-level qualifications. If your school or college is accredited for a subject, we will accept your coursework marks automatically for up to three years, subject to conditions.
This is a website I wrote to aid my revision for the course. I have uploaded it to the internet so that others may also benefit from it. There are certainly mistakes and it is very much a work in progress. While I have tried to make the information as accurate as possible, I take no responsibility for any errors - I am a student myself! However, I will happily correct any mistakes that are pointed out.
The majority of students have never programmed a computer before, so when you start the A-level computing course no prior knowledge is assumed. Most institutions give you individual access to a computer with practical sessions where you will learn how to program a computer during your first term.