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Head of Department: Mr S Moss
Email: [email protected]
Examination Board: OCR
You will study 3 areas of Computer Science:
It is essential that pupils choosing this option are:
The course provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science. The increasing importance of information technologies means there will be a growing demand for professionals who are qualified in this area. Students who’ve taken a GCSE in Computing and who then progress to study the subject at A Level or university will have an advantage over their fellow students who are picking up the subject at these levels.
The course will develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming. For many students, it will be a fun and interesting way to develop these skills, which can be transferred to other subjects and even applied in day to day life. In this respect, the course will be excellent preparation for students who want to study or work in areas that rely on these skills, especially where they are applied to technical problems. These areas include engineering, financial and resource management, science and medicine.