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There aren't any past papers of this subject on the internet. Is this a new course? How is it different from "Computing" ?
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There aren't any past papers of this subject on the internet. Is this a new course? How is it different from "Computing" ?
Computer Science is a new course part of the 2015 new A level structure.

The course specification is available on the awarding body website (we use OCR for our course) and there will be "specimen" papers available soon

Your course tutor should be able to help you out

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They basically re-branded Computing. Same exact thing, a few more new topics.
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Here is some info from OCR - the awarding body we use for Computer ScienceA LEVEL COMPUTER SCIENCE
01 COMPUTER SYSTEMS
This component will be a traditionally marked and structured question paper with a mix of question types: short-answer, longer-answer, and levels of response mark-scheme-type questions. It will cover the characteristics of contemporary systems architecture and other areas including the following:
  1. The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  2. Software and software development
  3. Exchanging data
  4. Data types, data structures and algorithms
  5. Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues.
 
02 ALGORITHMS ANDPROGRAMMING
This component will be a traditionally marked and structured question paper with two sections, both of which will include a mix of question types: short-answer, longer-answer, and levels of response mark-scheme-type questions.
SECTION A
Traditional questions concerning computational thinking:
  1. Elements of computational thinking
  2. Programming and problem solving
  3. Pattern recognition, abstraction and decomposition
  4. Algorithm design and efficiency
  5. Standard algorithms.
 
SECTION B
There’ll be a scenario/task contained in the paper, which could be an algorithm or a text page-based task, which will involve problem solving.
03 PROGRAMMING PROJECT
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Students and/or centres select their own user-driven problem of an appropriate size and complexity to solve. This will enable them to demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the Assessment Objectives. Students will need to analyse the problem, design a solution, implement the solution and give a thorough evaluation.
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Thanks a lot ! I really appreciate your help.
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There are spec papers on AQA website! That's the board I'll be on from September in Y12


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do u have to have prior knowledge for example computing gcse? I did my ict and came out with an A, would I be able to do computer science A levels?
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do u have to have prior knowledge for example computing gcse? I did my ict and came out with an A, would I be able to do computer science A levels?
Yes you can, but don't think that A in ICT will help you pass Computing.
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