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    I was wondering if anyone could help.

    I've been doing my Computer Science A-level for just over a year now at my Sixth Form. I'm really enjoying it and it has become my favourite subject. I didn't do the subject at GCSE but I was wondering where could I do a Computer Science GCSE because I've had a really long conversation with both my Computer Science teachers today who have said that doing a Computer Science GCSE would be beneficial for me and help me grasp the A-level content a bit better.

    They said that if I wanted to I could drop from the A-level and go and sit in with the main school Year 10 GCSE Computer Science students and then do the Computer Science A-level at College.

    The reason we had this conversation is because I really want to be a Computer Science teacher. Both teachers said that now because the Exams are harder I need to know the basics of Computer Science and therfore building my knowledge up from GCSE is better and far more beneficial.

    Do you guys think this is do-able - bearing in mind I have 2 other A-levels to think about and revise for with exams in May and June or could I find an online Computer Science GCSE course and still do the A-level but go at my own pace with the online GCSE when I have free time? Where could I do an online GCSE Computer Science course?
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    Why can you not do them simultaneously?

    People do extra A-Levels...

    I mean just have both books open whenever you tackle a new subject. Read the GCSE one first. You dont need a formal qualification in something to understand and apply it.
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    (Original post by DWSWLM)
    Why can you not do them simultaneously?

    People do extra A-Levels...

    I mean just have both books open whenever you tackle a new subject. Read the GCSE one first. You dont need a formal qualification in something to understand and apply it.
    Ok. Thank you.

    So I don't need the GCSE Computer Science to become a Computer Science teacher?
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    https://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org

    I doubt you would be able to study Computer Science online as it would be hard to do the coursework! Why not take a look at this website and also some Computing/Computer Science Past papers and do those, also buy some GCSE textbooks! I doubt you'd need a GCSE in it if you got a good grade at A Level!
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    It wouldn't be possible to take online as you'd need to undertake the NEA which would have to be done under supervision. Despite what your teachers have said I can't see any value in taking a GCSE in Computer Science now. Yes you ought to learn the content(if it hasn't come up in A level) but taking the GCSE would be waste of time.
 
 
 
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