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Comp Sci A Level Homeschooling

Hey, I am planning on doing Comp Sci A level from scratch after not having done it since year 8 (basic scratch etc) as a currently homeschooled students. Can anybody pls give me an outline of the syllabus and some resources if possible - like websites (such a edX) and perhaps just what I need to learn this year.
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Original post by karthika.
Hey, I am planning on doing Comp Sci A level from scratch after not having done it since year 8 (basic scratch etc) as a currently homeschooled students. Can anybody pls give me an outline of the syllabus and some resources if possible - like websites (such a edX) and perhaps just what I need to learn this year.

It isn't hard to Google the specification of the exam board you are doing. Good luck!
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Original post by karthika.
Hey, I am planning on doing Comp Sci A level from scratch after not having done it since year 8 (basic scratch etc) as a currently homeschooled students. Can anybody pls give me an outline of the syllabus and some resources if possible - like websites (such a edX) and perhaps just what I need to learn this year.

How do you expect to complete your Non Examined Assessment (worth 20% of your final grade)?
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Original post by mesub
How do you expect to complete your Non Examined Assessment (worth 20% of your final grade)?

Examination centres do it
I just thought it would be worth pointing out that many universities teach Computer Science from scratch and do not require an A-Level in it. Alternatively, if you just wanted to learn to code / about Computer Science for personal interest, there may be an easier route.
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Original post by melancollege
I just thought it would be worth pointing out that many universities teach Computer Science from scratch and do not require an A-Level in it. Alternatively, if you just wanted to learn to code / about Computer Science for personal interest, there may be an easier route.

Is there any specific reason why u say that? Also what would those other routes be?
Many universities don't list Computer Science as a required subject, usually only Maths A-Level (and occasionally Further Maths if your school offers it). At Cambridge, only 59% of successful applicants had A-Level Computer Science, compared to 96% with Further Maths and 85% who had Physics (and all had A-Level Maths).

There are many online coding courses for independent learners. If you just want to learn about Computer Science, there are online courses and lecture series. I enjoyed the YouTube channel Crash Course and their Computer Science playlist.

Also many Computer Science degrees have a much heavier focus on theoretical Computer Science than you would get from just coding alone. This may be an advantage to you or may not be, depending on your goals and preferences. I don't do Computer Science, just Maths, so I can't advise either way on this specific regard.
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Original post by melancollege
Many universities don't list Computer Science as a required subject, usually only Maths A-Level (and occasionally Further Maths if your school offers it). At Cambridge, only 59% of successful applicants had A-Level Computer Science, compared to 96% with Further Maths and 85% who had Physics (and all had A-Level Maths).
There are many online coding courses for independent learners. If you just want to learn about Computer Science, there are online courses and lecture series. I enjoyed the YouTube channel Crash Course and their Computer Science playlist.
Also many Computer Science degrees have a much heavier focus on theoretical Computer Science than you would get from just coding alone. This may be an advantage to you or may not be, depending on your goals and preferences. I don't do Computer Science, just Maths, so I can't advise either way on this specific regard.
Thank youuu!
Original post by karthika.
Hey, I am planning on doing Comp Sci A level from scratch after not having done it since year 8 (basic scratch etc) as a currently homeschooled students. Can anybody pls give me an outline of the syllabus and some resources if possible - like websites (such a edX) and perhaps just what I need to learn this year.

Hi , i teach computer science a level for the ocr exam board - im a private tutor - i can help you out with the details if you want. Feel free to msg me if you want to discuss further.

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