Computing Science and ICT


Qualification Name

OCR - A Level Computing

Course Information

The OCR A Level in Computer Science will encourage you to be inspired, motivated and challenged by following a broad, coherent, practical, satisfying and worthwhile courses of study. It will provide insight into, and experience of how computer science works, stimulating your curiosity and encouraging you to engage with computer science in your everyday lives and to make informed choices about further study or career choices.

What will I Study?

The key areas of study include: computer programming and algorithms, mathematical skills, e.g. Boolean algebra/logic and comparison of the complexity of algorithms.


How will be assessed?

You will take 3 exams; two of which are written papers and 1 is a programming project.


Entry Requirement

You will need a minimum of 5 in GCSE Maths and English. This is important as the course involves mathematical analysis and algebraic deductions.

What next?

You can study this course further at university. Afterwards, there are numerous jobs available for you to choose from. These include:

• Software Developer

• Database Administrator

• Computer Hardware Engineer

• Computer Systems Analyst

• Computer Network Architect

• Web Developer

• Information Security Analyst

• Computer Programmer



Qualification name

CTech Level 3 ICT 

Examination board


Course information

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT offer specialist pathways in IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst. At HAKA we follow the Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner pathway. It will helps students apply their practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace.

Why should I study this course?

This course will enable you to:

● Gain an holistic understanding of IT Infrastructure in a range of contexts

● Develop a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants

● Generate enterprising and creative approaches to business opportunities, problems and issues

● Be aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals

● Apply numerical skills in a range of business contexts.

What will I Study?

The IT Infrastructure Technician pathway focuses on the design, implementation and management of an organisation’s IT Infrastructure. Plus, the activities and roles that are carried out  in the workplace such as selecting hardware and software for clients, and learning  how to build, upgrade or develop computer systems and networks that are safe and secure. In addition to the mandatory units, students must also achieve the mandatory pathway unit Computer Networks..

How will I be assessed?

This depends on your chosen qualification. Certificate – Diploma - Extended



Computer Networks