Computer Science

Computer Science is a subject that can be applied to all career paths and many aspects of life. Computer science has brought us 3D printing in the engineering industry, AI has bought us manufacturing robots and domestic robots, home security is dominated by computer science and let’s not forget the most popular piece of technology… smart phones!

Some of the topics included in this course are:

  • Processors
  • Input, output and storage devices
  • Software and software development
  • Exchanging data
  • Algorithms
  • Data types and Structures
  • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues surrounding systems
  • Computational thinking
  • Problem Solving and programming

Exam Board: OCR

Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs Grades 9-4, including a grade 5 in English Language and a grade 6 in Mathematics.
Grade 6 in GCSE Computer Science if studied at GCSE.

Skills Gained

  • Computational and Algorithmic thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Programming

Possible Careers

  • Software developer
  • Tech specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Gamer Designer/Developer
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Programmer
  • Data analyst/scientist
  • App developer
  • Careers in Artificial intelligence & robotics