Students must take all three components to be awarded the OCR A Level in Computer Science.
* Indicates the inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students are introduced to the internal workings of the (CPU), data exchange, software development, data types and legal and ethical issues. The resulting knowledge and understanding will underpin their work in component 03.
This builds on component 01 to include computational thinking and problem-solving.
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. We support a wide and diverse range of languages.
Students must take both components to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Computer Science.
* Indicates the inclusion of synoptic assessment
Students are introduced to the fundamental technical principles of computing.
This component covers: