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Computer Science

Overview

Content

Requirements

Careers

Overview

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the OCR specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Content

Year 12 Year 13

Computer Systems:

1. The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices

2. Software and software development

3. Data types and data structures

4. Legal, moral, cultural and ethical  issues

 

Algorithms and programming:

5. Introduction to programming

6. Assembly language programming

7. Standard algorithms

 

Programming project:

8. Analysis

9. Design

Computer Systems:

1. Exchanging data with networks, databases, web technologies, encryption and compression.

2. Efficiency of algorithms

3. Advanced data structures

 

Algorithms and programming:

4. Elements of computational thinking

5. Problem solving and computational methods

 

Programming project:

6. Development

7. Testing

8. Evaluation

Requirements

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website:  OCR A Level Computer Science

Careers

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