A level
A level Computer Science

A level Computer Science + Coursework Project

£650.00 £600.00

Qualification: A level Computer Science
Awarding Body: OCR
Start Date: Anytime
Exam Date: June 2018
Duration: 360 hours
Support: Tutor support and exam preparation
Coursework: YES

Course Specification: OCR A level Computer Science

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A level Computer Science – What’s Included

  • LearnOnline Welcome Pack
  • 24/7 access to the LearnOnline training platform
  • All learning documentation (including text books)
  • Dedicated course tutor
  • Tutor-marked assignments + feedback
  • Coursework preparation and assessment
  • 36 months priority tutor support (including Skype)
Course Structure
  • The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  • Software and software development
  • Programming
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types, data structures and algorithms
  • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues
  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms
Assessments

Your A level Computer Science course contains a number of Assignments which your dedicated course tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on throughout your study.

Examinations

Paper 1: Computer systems (01)

  • The characteristics of contemporary processors,input, output and storage devices
  • Software and software development
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types, data structures and algorithms
  • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

140 marks
2 hours and 30 minutes – written paper
40% of A level

Paper 2: Algorithms and programming (02)

  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

140 marks
2 hours and 30 minutes – written paper
40% of A level

Programming project

During your course you will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification.

  • Analysis of the problem
  • Design of the solution
  • Developing the solution
  • Evaluation

70 marks
Non exam assessment
20% of A level

Arranging Your Exams

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations themselves
(we can arrange for you to sit your exams at Pembrokeshire College if you wish).

Students must check with the relevant examination board for final examination dates.

You will need to register for your exams at least 3 months prior to exam dates.

Text Books

You will receive all necessary computer science text books as part of your LearnOnline course.

Tutor Support

The most important part of your online A level Computer Science course (apart from you) is your dedicated tutor. All of our tutors have extensive academic experience and have all taught A level Computer Science in the classroom as well as online. You will be assigned a tutor as soon as you enrol on your course who will support you for 36 months during your studies. You can contact your tutor via email, skype or telephone with any questions.

Previous Knowledge

We recommend a GCSE grade C or above in IT and a strong grasp of English and Maths as well as some programming experience/knowledge – If you are new to programming, we provide a range of programming support at the beginning of the course.

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