Entry Requirements

Computer Science requires GCSE Maths at grade 6.
GCSE Computer Science is helpful, but not essential.
IT has no additional entry requirements

About the course

OCR Computer Science A Level
At its heart lies the notion of computational thinking:
a mode of thought that goes well beyond software and hardware, and that provides a framework within which to reason about systems and problems.
This course teaches the fundamentals of coding and program construction as well as dealing with the internal functions of a computer and the wider implications of networking.

Computer Science

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Possible future careers...

Year 12 Topics

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
Software and software development
Exchanging data
Data types, data structures and algorithms
Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues
Elements of computational thinking
Problem solving and programming
Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

Goes well with...

Further Maths, Maths, Physics,

Year 13 Topics

Computer Science
Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms
Problem Solving and Programming
Elements of Computational Thinking
Independent Project

Exams

Computer Science
Computer systems (Component 1)
140 marks, 2 hours 30 minutes written paper
40%

Algorithms and programming (Component 2)
140 marks, 2 hours 30 minutes written paper 40%

(NEA Project = 20%)