Computing (2510)

This is our previous A-level specification.
For our new specifications see:

AS and A-level Computer Science (7516, 7517)

This specification has been designed for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where knowledge of Computing would be beneficial. Students can study Computing and go on to a career in Medicine, Law, Business, Politics or any type of Science.

Several subject areas of the previous AQA A-level Computing specification have been retained with changes made to bring the content up-to-date as well as to shift the emphasis in the direction of Computer Science and Computation.

A-level consultations have been launched. Find out what this means for your subject on our Changes to A-levels page.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Computing
Specification code 2510
Certification code 1511 AS
2511 A2
QAN codes 50025740