A-level Computer Science Study Group 2022

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Welcome to the A-level Computer Science Study Group! :woo:

This is where you can chat to others students taking your subject as you prepare for your A-level exams this summer

What can I do in these groups?

Almost anything! If you need help with a certain topic, want to rant about something you are struggling with or just want to support other students who are trying to prepare, this is the place for you. We want these to be a useful place for everyone no matter what you're looking for!

What can't I do in these groups?

Asking or offering copyright papers is against our site rules, and so is taking conversation off-site to do these things. Any posts doing this will be removed. That's the only rule :naughty:

Ice Breaker questions if you want to use them!

> What exam board are you on? (Vote in the poll as well!)

> What bits of the course are you feeling confident with?

> What areas are you struggling with a little?

> Have you found any resources online that have helped you prepare?

Specifications:

AQA - Computer Science - 7517

OCR- Computer Science - H446

WJEC - Computer Science

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AQA - Computer Science - 7517

OCR- Computer Science - H446

WJEC - Computer Science

Good luck with the next few months. Remember, ask for help, support where you can and together we can do this! :yes:
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Keeping this space for a list of resources or study tools that are recommended in this thread:
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hi i'm doing OCR Computer Science
not confident with a lot but comp 2 mainly
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I'm doing ocr, I don't confident with it because the mark schemes are so awkward and restricted. whenever I do a past paper I fail and its bringing my confidence down.
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(Original post by Emma_uela)
I'm doing ocr, I don't confident with it because the mark schemes are so awkward and restricted. whenever I do a past paper I fail and its bringing my confidence down.
Hey, you have so long till your exams! Don't feel demotivated, the fact your working through past papers already tells me you will get there! :thumbsup:

Is there anything specifically you are struggling with?
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I'm doing ocr, I don't confident with it because the mark schemes are so awkward and restricted. whenever I do a past paper I fail and its bringing my confidence down.
Same for me I not great at saying the exact thing I need to say about I know the answer just never can write it probably and the mark schemes are so bad
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Same for me I not great at saying the exact thing I need to say about I know the answer just never can write it probably and the mark schemes are so bad
This is exactly how i feel, its almost like they want common sense but with a twist, I just never seem to say the right thing
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Hey, you have so long till your exams! Don't feel demotivated, the fact your working through past papers already tells me you will get there! :thumbsup:

Is there anything specifically you are struggling with?
Its everything like i understand the content and all but when it comes to answering questions its just something else, How can I improve my score? i keep getting B's and I want to take computer science at uni with at least an A, like I said I understand the content the mark scheme is just wierd
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(Original post by Emma_uela)
This is exactly how i feel, its almost like they want common sense but with a twist, I just never seem to say the right thing
well at least you are doing well enough getting B's ive been getting Ds and Cs
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For my NEA I have gone down a bit of a rabbit hole and I'm now looking at MOS 6502 assembly on a Commodore 64 emulator.
...OK maybe a bit is an understatement but I'd be happy to help anyone who's struggling with the programming part of it.
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I'm doing ocr, I don't confident with it because the mark schemes are so awkward and restricted. whenever I do a past paper I fail and its bringing my confidence down.
I do aqa and i sort of have the same problem. I hate it so much
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Hey I'm doing AQA, I actually love the spec and I'm very excited to see what the skeleton code will entail this year.


Doing my NEA on automatic music systems and machine learning
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Hey I'm doing CIE international A-Level. Anyone else doing that?
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(Original post by Emma_uela)
I'm doing ocr, I don't confident with it because the mark schemes are so awkward and restricted. whenever I do a past paper I fail and its bringing my confidence down.
I'm having the same problem. However, my teacher told me to use flashcards to study specific terms that come up alot in the markscheme.
So that's what I have been trying to do and it works
Hope this helps
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Hi everyone!

Hope your studies are going well! This is just a quick reminder that the exams’ additional information is due to be released soon, so keep an eye out for updates about which topics your exams will be focused on.

What topics would you like to see come up this year? Is there anything that you hope won’t make it onto the paper? Do let us know!

Best of luck with your revision!

MP
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Hi everyone,

The Advanced Information for exams is out now! Take a look at our TSR Advance Information Megathread for more information and advice. We also have exam boards taking student questions in the thread. Have a look - it's a great opportunity to make sure you understand what you need to revise and put you in a good position to do well in your exams.


Advance Information:

AQA - Computer Science - 7517

OCR- Computer Science - H446

WJEC - Computer Science


Good luck!
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i do AQA alevel and im finding paper 1 the hardest, is anyone else? does anyone have any tips for it? ive already looked at the wikibooks
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i do AQA alevel and im finding paper 1 the hardest, is anyone else? does anyone have any tips for it? ive already looked at the wikibooks
Honestly same. I hate the breakthrough code so much (soo boring)
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Hi guys so happy to have found this thread!
I am doing OCR and finding pretty hard. Like I love computer science as a career (I'm doing it as a future career) but hate it as a subject, and it's down to the way my teachers have taught it and also I had to isolate most of yr12.
My programming project was due Friday and i still havent given it innnnn aaaaaah
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Hi guys so happy to have found this thread!
I am doing OCR and finding pretty hard. Like I love computer science as a career (I'm doing it as a future career) but hate it as a subject, and it's down to the way my teachers have taught it and also I had to isolate most of yr12.
My programming project was due Friday and i still havent given it innnnn aaaaaah
wait you got into the pwC degree apprenticeship right?
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