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ocr and CAIE

im currently doing CAIE computer science and I was wondering if I can use videos and resources that cover the regular OCR spec to revise and make notes from or is the content completely different from CAIE? when I look for revision resources online they're always covering OCR not specifically CAIE so I want to use them but idk if the content is different and will end up giving me the wrong information.
They will most likely cross over and have a lot of similarities, you can always look at both courses and see the similarities from there. A good channel is: https://www.youtube.com/@craigndave used them regularly through my GCSE CS and they helped a lot, and I am now going on to do CS with cyber security at uni.
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Original post by Banana bread96
They will most likely cross over and have a lot of similarities, you can always look at both courses and see the similarities from there. A good channel is: https://www.youtube.com/@craigndave used them regularly through my GCSE CS and they helped a lot, and I am now going on to do CS with cyber security at uni.

Sure ill definitely look out for the similarities, also kinda random but im also thinking of getting into cyber security or software engineering in the future but i'm not sure yet whether to go to university or if I should do a degree apprenticeships instead. any advise?
Original post by okelly
Sure ill definitely look out for the similarities, also kinda random but im also thinking of getting into cyber security or software engineering in the future but i'm not sure yet whether to go to university or if I should do a degree apprenticeships instead. any advise?

It really depends on you as a person, if you enjoy learning then go for it go to uni but if you are opposed to it and would much prefer an apprenticeship then go for that. Im not hugely experienced yet but from what I have seen heard and understand it's best to get a uni degree first in Computer science, cyber security or software engineering. CS is very very hard at A level and uni and one of the hardest degrees to do BUT it is very rewarding as there are so many jobs out there paying a lot. Degrees are much much more favourited in computing because its such a large and detailed topic. I would suggest you do CS, Maths and something you may enjoy like a science or business at Alevel to get the best possibility of getting in a high ranked uni as that's what they all want but again Maths, CS and sciences are the hardest Alevels to do so ensure you are prepared for it as it takes a lot of time. What are your current grades at GCSE and what levels do you want to take?
Original post by Banana bread96
They will most likely cross over and have a lot of similarities, you can always look at both courses and see the similarities from there. A good channel is: https://www.youtube.com/@craigndave used them regularly through my GCSE CS and they helped a lot, and I am now going on to do CS with cyber security at uni.

Craigndave are the GOAT. I’m just gonna list all the modules in my course (OCR) and OP can see if they line up:
Paper 1 (Computer Systems):
Characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
Systems Software
Exchanging data
Data types, structures and algorithms
Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
Paper 2 (Algorithms and Programming):
Computational Thinking
Problem Solving and Programming
Algorithms to solve problems

More info:
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/computer-science-h046-h446-from-2015/specification-at-a-glance/

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