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Computer Science

Computer Science is the study of computers and the theory behind their working. From the hardware to the software, students will learn how a computer functions and how to design their own programs to utilise the power of computers. It is both analytical and creative, and the best computer scientists can combine the two. 

We study the OCR A-level, course code H446.

Computer Science is a modern, fast-moving subject which will allow students to understand and control the technology that will the future will be built with. You will be learning the fundamentals of computer hardware and programming in order to prepare effectively for technology that doesn’t yet exist. Computer Science pairs well when taken with subjects such as maths, the sciences or business studies.  

At WHGS we have a highly-effective 6th form, with small class sizes which ensure you get ample support from your teacher. Computer Science classes are currently under 10 students, allowing teachers to really get to know their students and give them tailored support. 

And WHGS Computer Science results have been exceptional recently, with all students achieving C or above in the summer of 2019. All these students went on to study Computing-related degrees or degree-apprenticeships at top UK universities in September 2019. 

Student Resources 

Current students can access more support and links to study resources on the Department internal website KS5 page, or via bit.ly/whgscomp and clicking on KS5. 

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