Our A Level Computer Science course follows the OCR Computer Science specification and includes everything needed to complete your studies as a private candidate.
In year 1, you will be learning the fundamentals of computer systems and building your programming knowledge to allow you to begin the planning and prototyping phases of your programming project. This year may be studied with live lessons or independently with remote tutor support.
When you reach year 2, you will build on your knowledge to complete your programming project and continue to deepen your understanding of computer systems including the ethical considerations of working in a world that uses computing daily. Due to the coursework component in year 2, a live option only is available. Where you wish to attend coursework authentication individually, please contact us to confirm availability (individual authentication is not included in course fees).
Throughout your course, you will be supported by your tutor through weekly tutor marked assignments and live classes that enable you to access the specialist knowledge that has gone into building this online course.
To assist your independent learning, your course includes:
Written topic introductions
Video resources for key topics from your tutor
Resources and activities for each topic of the course
A week by week study plan to help you organise your time
Online support from your tutor between lessons
The OCR A Level Computer Science course consists of three components that you will study over two years. As there is a coursework element to the course, you will be required to attend some additional coursework lessons to allow your tutor to authenticate your work.
Paper 1: Computer Systems
Written Exam (2h 30m)
The internal workings of the (CPU), data exchange, software development, data types and legal and ethical issues.
Paper 2: Algorithms & Programming
Written Exam (2h 30m)
Using computational thinking to solve problems.
NEA: Programming Project (Coursework)
Students will be expected to analyse a problem, design, develop, test, evaluate, and document a program. The program must be to solve it written in a suitable programming language
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