Ic Al

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Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and lateral application. Content Overview Assessment Overview The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices • Software and software development • Exchanging data • Data types, data structures and algorithms • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues Computer systems (01) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total A level • Elements of computational thinking • Problem solving and programming • Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms Algorithms and programming (02) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total A level The learner will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification. • Analysis of the problem • Design of the solution • Developing the solution • Evaluation Programming project (03 or 04) 70 marks Non-exam assessment 20% of total A level Learners will develop an ability to analyse, critically evaluate and make decisions. The project approach is a vital component of ‘post-school’ life and is of particular relevance to Further Education, Higher Education and the workplace. Each learner is able to tailor their project to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations. OCR offers a rigorous assessment structure that ensures the integrity of the project

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Name: Ic Al Qualification title: GCE A Level in Computer Science Qualification type: GCE A/AS Level or equivalent Assessment Awarding Oxford Cambridge & RSA Examinations Created 20161026 08:03:53 Updated 20161026 08:05:02

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