Two most important questions
Can I study A level computer science if I have not studied it at GCSE?
Many students ask this question. The answer is always ‘yes… but…’. Computer Science requires a lot of programming - it's one of the reasons we insist on a grade 6 in maths or a grade 6 in computer science. If you don’t like programming, you will hate it. There is also quite a bit of complex theory and those who study at GCSE will have a basic understanding of most of it. To be brutally honest, most of the students who have taken computer science after not studying at GCSE have found it a step too far and have not achieved as they would have expected. If you want to be successful, it would be a good idea to prepare a little first, both in terms of programming and theory.
What can I do to prepare for A level computer science?
- Installing/using C#
- Learning C#
- How much C# you should know
- www.hartismere.com/23218 - Essential C# knowledge required to be comfortable
- Ideas for things to make in C#
- www.hartismere.com/23382 - Coding challenges
- Learning web page development
- Catching up/revision of theory knowledge