AS and A-level Computer Science

  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: June 2016 (AS), June 2017 (A-level)
  • Specification code: 7516 7517
  • QAN code: AS: 601/4699/0; A-level: 601/4569/9

Advances in computing are transforming the way we work and our new Computer Science specifications are changing with the times.

Without the need for huge changes we're delighted to present up-to-date specifications that focus on the skills students need to progress to higher education or thrive in the workplace.

Teaching AS and A-level together will help to make the transition to the new specification smoother and our schemes of work will show you how the two levels can be taught together.

Our free resources, events and support, along with professional development opportunities, will help you to inspire and help your students fulfil their potential.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

10

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

16

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

55

Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 1 March 2018 AS and A-level Computer Science preliminary material 7516/1/PM issued 1 March 2018. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk
  • 1 March 2018 AS and A-level Computer Science teacher notes 7516/1/TN issued 1 March 2018. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk
  • 15 May 2018 Coursework deadline for A-level (linear) Computer Science NEA (7517/C)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines

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Thinking of teaching AS and A-level Computer Science and IT with us?

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Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes and the customer support team.
8am–5.30pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 0161 957 3980
Email: computerscience@aqa.org.uk

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