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Computer Science OCR AS and A Level at Alder Grange Community and Technology School

Course description

The content of this A Level in Computer Science is divided into three components:

Computer systems component (01)

  • contains the majority of the content of the specification and is assessed in a written paper recalling knowledge and understanding.

Algorithms and programming component (02)

  • relates principally to problem solving skills needed by learners to apply the knowledge and understanding encountered in Component 01.

Programming project component (03 or 04)

  • is a practical portfolio based assessment with a task that is chosen by the teacher or learner and is produced in an appropriate programming language of the learner’s or teacher’s choice.


Mathematical skills run through the content of the three components.

Entry requirements

  • C or 5 or Equivalent in ICT.


Computer systems (01)

  • External Assessment

Algorithms and programming (02)

  • External Assessment

Programming project (03 or 04)

  • Non exam assessment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alder Grange Community and Technology School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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    • Alder Grange Sixth Form (ag6) opened as a new Sixth Form in 2010. Since then we have recruited students from across Rossendale and beyond on to a range of both A Level and BTEC level 3 courses. We have been delighted that our results have improved year on year and that Alder Grangers have successfully moved on from Sixth Form to University or the world of work in areas ranging from Music Production and Zoology to Teaching and Engineering. We have developed a strong sense of community and a warm, caring and supportive ethos.