Computer Science

This course could lead you onto a range of careers from Game designer, Game developer, Cyber security analysts, Forensic Computer analyst or go onto University to complete a Computer Science degree.
  • Pathway(s):
  • Advanced Level
  • Exam Board:
  • OCR

What Will I Study?

You will study an exciting range of units over the two years:

  • Computer systems 01
  • Algorithms and programming 02
  • Programming project 03

How Will I Be Assessed?

  • Computer systems 01 written exam paper – 40% of the total qualification
  • Algorithms and programming 02 written exam paper – 40% of the total qualification
  • Programming project 03 practical task– 20% of the total qualification

What Could I Do Next?

There are a range of higher education courses as Computing BSc Hons, Information technology, Computing and information systems, Computer animation and visual effects, Computer games development, Digital marketing, Digital and Technology solutions and Digital media and communications.

All of the above courses could lead onto a range of careers from software engineering, software development, programming/coding, IT security management & Teaching and lecturing.

Subject Specific Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in Maths would be beneficial but not essential.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Contact Mr Bashir, Head of Digital Technologies and Business Faculty.

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