Computer Science AS/A level


Exam board: OCR


Entry Requirements:  6+ GCSE Mathematics and/or 6+ GCSE Computer Science


Course Description:


“At its heart lies the notion of computational thinking: a mode of thought that goes well beyond software and hardware, and that provides a framework within which to reason about systems and problems.” (CAS-Computer Science a Curriculum for Schools).

  • The content of this A Level in Computer Science is divided into three components:

  • Computer systems component (01) contains the majority of the content of the specification and is assessed in a written paper recalling knowledge and understanding.

  • Algorithms and programming component (02) relates principally to problem solving skills needed by learners to apply the knowledge and understanding encountered in Component 01.

  • Programming project component (03 or 04) is a practical portfolio based assessment with a task that is chosen by the teacher or learner and is produced in an appropriate programming language of the learner’s or teacher’s choice.


Why you should consider this course:


Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

Computer Science touches on every aspect of modern life. From the communication devices we use, though entertainment, engineering, and the environment to medicine and beyond.

There are numerous career paths open to Computer Science Graduates. Follow the link below for a list of some of the direct and indirect career opportunities available.

Contact Name::  Mr P Crossman