Examining body: OCR
Students will study a range of Computer Science topics and build on knowledge gained during GCSE study. Their understanding of many Computer Science topics will be extended and students will be given more opportunities to apply this knowledge. Practical programming skills will also be developed further, with students covering a range of programming languages.
Core Topics include:
Two examinations, each worth 40%.
A programming project worth 20%.
Candidates would be expected to have achieved a GCSE of at least a grade 5 in Computer Science and Mathematics.
UCAS points: up to 56 points
This qualification will support a career in many technical industries in the Computer Science field such as Software Development, ICT Support, Web Development, Systems Development and Programming, Database Administration and Software Testing. Furthermore, this qualification can be used to support further education at degree level, enabling the study of Computer Science or any specialist Computer Science related degree.