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Computer Science

Exam Board - OCR A Level

The nature of the course:

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement. The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop:
- An understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science - The ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving problems

- The capacity to think creatively, analytically, logically and critically
- The capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science - Mathematical skills

Course components:

Unit 1 - Computing principles component (01) Examination worth 40%

Unit 2 - Algorithms and problem solving component (02) Examination worth 40%

Unit 3 - Programming Project Non Examined worth 20%

Future pathways:

Computer Science A level can lead on to careers in:
• Databases
• Data Mining
• Embedded Systems
• Graphics, Vision, Games, and Animation
• Hardware Design/Engineering
• Robotics and Control Systems
• Systems Development
• Software Engineering
• User Interface and Human-Computer Interaction