Computer Science Revision Webinar

Computer Science students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull took part in a revision webinar last week to prepare them for their summer exam.

More than 60 A level Computer Science students took part in the webinar in the College lecture theatre. The session was conducted by Sarah Lawry, who is an experienced examiner and author and has developed several resources and textbooks for the OCR exam.

The aim of the session was to help students with what to expect from their exam this summer and gain a clearer understanding how to effectively prepare students for the computer systems and computational thinking, algorithms and programming exams. Topics in the webinar included structure and function of the processor, types of programming languages, Boolean algebra and algorithms.

With this preparation done, students are now better equipped to carry on with their own independent study and revision, under the guidance of their teachers, as Assistant Curriculum Leader Melissa Wilde explains:

“Our students really benefited from the expertise of such an experienced examiner as Sarah Lawry. The Year 13 students have spent 18 months learning the content of the syllabus, but this webinar helped to get them thinking about how to apply it to their examination. They still have lots of revision to do, but this was a great support in that process.”

As well as Computer Science, the College offers BTEC courses in IT – one is a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, equivalent to one A level, while the other is a BTEC Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A levels.

13 March 2018