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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Examining Body -

OCR

LINEAR

REQUIREMENTS -

GCSE LEVEL

Grade 6 in Maths

or Grade 6 in Computer Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Do you get a ‘buzz’ from solving puzzles and problems?

Computer Science is a natural science, developing

computational thinking which is used to solve a large variety of

interesting problems. It is also considered an important life skill

underpinning many careers.

During the course, students learn computer programming

using Python - a valuable, useful and interesting skill. They

then apply this skill by writing programs of their own to

solve problems.

The course also deals with computer hardware, software,

software engineering, databases, networking and the

Internet – and how these can solve problems.

PROGRESSION

The A Level is excellent preparation for a Computer Science

related degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering,

Artificial Intelligence). It gives students an enormous advantage

overthemajorityofotherstudentsonsuchacoursewhohave

not had the opportunity to study Computer Science A Level.

Students can study Computer Science and use it to go on

to a career in Medicine, Law, Business, Politics or any type

of Science.

Direct entry into the computing industry is also made easier with

a Computer Science A Level.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

You will need access to a PC running the Microsoft

Windows operating system

ASSESSMENT

A LEVEL

- comprised of five components:

COMPONENT 1

Computing Principles

2.5 hr exam

40%

of A Level mark

140 marks

COMPONENT 2

Algarithms

2.5 hr exam

40%

of A Level mark

& Problem Solving

140 marks

COMPONENT 3

Practical Project

2.5 hr exam

20%

of A Level mark

70 marks

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