OCR AS and A Level Computer Science

July 24, 2019 - Comment

A complete course text written in a clear, linear style suited to students studying the full OCR A Level Computer Science specification. Material relevant to the second year only will be indicated, assisting in delivering material to AS and A Level students simultaneously

A complete course text written in a clear, linear style suited to students studying the full OCR A Level Computer Science specification. Material relevant to the second year only will be indicated, assisting in delivering material to AS and A Level students simultaneously

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Anonymous says:

How did OCR Approve this? Fails to explain A-level concepts such as Syntax Diagrams, Backus-Naur form, Reverse Polish Notation, while nonetheless mentioning them. This is incredibly lazy.Lots of concepts are introduced using examples and without giving actual definitions. For example “We are familiar with the concept of objects in the physical world – they could be cats, dogs, plates, cars, patients, doctors, students, and so on.” The book gives no indication of how to define on object, and doesn’t…

Anonymous says:

Would recommend to other students studying this course Pros:- Covers all the content in enough detail- Explains things well- Has questions and exercises for each topic- Have not noticed any significant errors or inaccuracies (unlike other textbooks for this course)Cons:- The answers to the questions can only be accessed online by teachers- ExpensiveOverall:If you are taking this course I would recommend buying this textbook over the alternatives, however I would not say it is…

Anonymous says:

Very pleased with this revision guide Very pleased with this revision guide. Had a look at the other A Level computer science textbooks but none of them seemed to be as helpful as this one. It has a clear layout (as shown in pictures) which makes it easier to see key topics and things you need to work on unlike most revision guides where each page is covered in text. It also has diagrams and lots of useful information, including practice exam questions, that help further and reinforce the knowledge of things learnt in…

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