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Learners following the Cambridge O Level Computer Science syllabus develop their understanding of the main principles of problem solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. Learners also develop a range of technical skills, as well as being able to effectively test and evaluate computing solutions.
Studying Cambridge O Level Computer Science will help learners appreciate current and emerging computing technologies, the benefits of their use and recognise their potential risks. Cambridge O Level Computer Science helps learners develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in computational thinking. It is an ideal foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS and A Level, and the skills learnt can also be used in other areas of study and in everyday life. From the 2015 examination series, this syllabus will replace Cambridge O Level Computer Studies (syllabus code 7010).
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