The current 5th year students are studying the OCR course which comprises 20% coursework and two 40% theory exams at the end of 5th year. The coursework topics change every year and is a pure coding solution in Python with some documentary evidence submitted in the form of a written project. Some of the standard of coursework produced at GCSE level was highly praised by the OCR examiner. Studying this subject at GCSE will prepare students well to take this subject to Alevel.
Our current 6th year students are studying the WJEC A-level which is a preferred Alevel for both QUB and University of Ulster Computer Science undergraduate course. This means for example that QUB applicants applying for Computer Science need BBB instead of ABB if they have studied A-level Computer Science. This course comprises 1 exam (25%) and 1 on screen programming exam (15%) in AS, and 2 exams in A2 (20% each) and one piece of coursework. (20%)