Course Level: GCSE

Exam Board: OCR

Specification link: Click to View

Entry requirements: No specific requirements

Course Description:

GCSE Computer Science develops problem solving and understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students develop on computational thinking and create solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

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Course Profile

Career Pathways

It’s no exaggeration to say the world runs on computers. They are everywhere: in homes, schools and offices but not just in the way you think. They are also embedded in all sorts of machines. Computers control airplanes, chemical plants, send rockets to space, control the central heating and make sure the car runs efficiently. As new things are developed, the world needs more and more people to research new ways of using computers to do the things they want. 

GCSE Computer Science (Computing) is a great foundation for going on to do Computing at A level. And Computing at A level is a great foundation for going on to study Computer Science at University. And that can open up a lot of possibilities! 

But you don’t have to want to go on to be a computer scientist to do this course – you might just be curious about learning a bit more. That’s why we are offering it. The skills you learn will be of enormous benefit in lots of your other subjects.

Progress to:

  • A Level Computer Science
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media 
  • Cambridge Technical Diploma Digital Media 

Job opportunities

Computer Science jobs are ranked as having some of the highestsalaries. With new technologies emerging every year, it’s no surprise that Computer Science jobs are changing tomorrow’s job market..

Here are six top paying jobs if you go onto complete a computer science degree:

  • Web developer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Software engineer
  • Systems architect
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data engineer

Further Reading

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Why study GCSE Computer Science