Key Stage 5 delivers ‘A’ level in Computer Science course which follows the OCR exam board. The specifications of these courses are readily available on the Internet and candidates should be familiar with them. Please see link below for more information about the course.
The course is split into 3 components as follows:
Component 01: Computer systems
Students are introduced to the internal workings of the (CPU), data exchange, software development, data types and legal and ethical issues.
Component 02: Algorithms and programming
This builds on component 01 to include computational thinking and problem-solving.
Component 03: Programming project
Students are expected to apply the principles of computational thinking to a practical coding programming project. They will analyse, design, develop, test, evaluate and document a program written in a suitable programming language. The project is designed to be independently chosen by the student and provides them with the flexibility to investigate projects within the diverse field of computer science.