The course will offer students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. You will no doubt be familiar with the use of computers and other related technology from their other subjects and elsewhere. However, the course will give you an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many will find absorbing.
The course provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science. The increasing importance of information technologies means there will be a growing demand for professionals who are qualified in this area.
The course will develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming. For many students, it will be an enjoyable and interesting way to develop these skills, which can be transferred to other subjects and of course applied in day-to-day life.
In this respect, the course will make an excellent preparation for students who want to study or work in areas that rely on these skills, especially where they are applied to technical problems. These areas include engineering, financial and resource management, science and medicine.
The examination board is OCR