OCR GCSE Computer Science (9-1) NotesWatch
During my GCSEs, for Computer Science, there was literally only 2 resources imo that were good enough for the course:
CraignDave (Not surprisingly)
Tbh, this was pretty much all I needed although what I can certainly say from experience, is that I was absolutely was not ready for what came in the Paper 2 exam - there were all these code type of things which I had no clue what they meant. The only part of that test I found bearable was the psuedocode and adding the binary from what I can remember.
Even after a Godawful Paper 2, I still came out with a 7, this was certainly because of Paper 1 which saved my ass as I pretty much knew the theory inside out.
Now that I'm doing A Level OCR Computer Science, it's pretty much GCSE Computer Science but with a bit more theory needed. However, you'll have to take on a whole new experience with the programming & binary part of the course (Component 2 I think), but those who have an interest for the subject will get used to it.
Even now, I still use my notes for A Levels when moving onto a new topic as the first part of it is usually just what we learnt at GCSE.
For that reason, I have decided to share my notes in the hope that they'll help those of you who are struggling with Computer Science or for those of you who just need a concise and precise revision source that includes everything (I hope).
Btw, my notes are pretty colorful as I hate a very dull revision source and it's layered nicely in bullet points.
Please do use this for revision but not as your primary bulk of learning for theory - I can't guarantee everything's included. My notes were mainly from TeachICT and a bit of CraignDave (from what I can remember)
I hope this has helped and if possible, share this with your peers
If you've got any questions, just ask
Thanks for posting. Great notes - really helpful.
During my GCSE, I knew he existed and the videos he has made are quite detailed (if I remember correctly) so I'm sure those who watch him will definitely learn the computer science course very well.
The thing is, I didn't actually watch him because I found him a bit too late to fit in my revision so I didn't bother.
Overall, if you learn the bulk of Computer Science from your teacher & computer science tutor, plus use craigndave & my notes (or TeachICT) to establish your knowledge, I can certainly say you'll be able to get a grade 6/7.
From my experience of A level so far, having 2 or more revision sources is the way to go - you'll learn the info again, but in a different perspective each time thus easier to retain info and you might understand one person better than the other for certain topics etc.