Do you enjoy thinking in both abstract and concrete terms? Do you like solving problems using logic, creativity and reasoning? Computer Science involves you learning how coding and computer architecture drives how computers work.
Grade 6 in GCSE Maths. General entry criteria also applies.
The topics you study will see you learning how computing works, and how to solve problems by breaking them down into a series of steps. Topics included in the OCR specification:
- Computer Systems
- Algorithms and programming
- Programming Project
Our dedicated Computing experts will help prepare you for a future in the industry by helping you to develop your knowledge using the latest industry standard software.
You will benefit from access to industry experts and our outstanding teaching staff will help you to learn about the science of computers, from how computing solutions are designed through to the ethics and legislation of computing. Our students have access to the latest industry standard equipment to support their learning.
Assessment is via two examinations weighted at 40% each and an externally moderated project weighted at 20%.
This course supports a wide range of progression routes, as it is highly valued by careers requiring a high level of logical reasoning and problem solving. Our Computer Scientists progress to roles as diverse as Computer Security, Digital Games, Graphics and Accounting.
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