Computer Science

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Welcome to the Computer Science department.   We offer OCR GCSE Computer Science to KS4 students. The course offers a range of topics to prepare students for their future careers.
 
Type of course:   GCSE
 
How is the course assessed?
 
2 x examinations (1 hour 30 each) worth 80% of course.  CA worth 20% of course
 
What topics/ units will you study?
 
Unit 1 - Computer Systems  
Unit 2 - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
Unit 3 - Programming project  
 
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
 
Someone who enjoys programming/coding, they can work well as part of a team or on their own, they enjoy solving problems and learning about how computers work.
 
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
 
Coding club, Digital Leaders, links with representatives from the IT industry.
 
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
 
Computer Science A Level and beyond, Programming, Game designer, App designer, ICT support, web designer.
 
How will this course help you to get a job?
 
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound ICT skills, who can demonstrate problem solving and organisational skills. You will learn programming skills using a range of languages and tools.
 
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
 
Mr Grimshaw in 2W13
 
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
 
Mutahir Khan, “I like building computers and learning about the components.”    
Oliver Cox, "I enjoy programming and the challenges this includes.”