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Computing & Computer Science

Course: OCR Computer Science GCSE

Examination Criteria:

Students will sit two 1 hour and 30 minutes exams and a Programming Project that lasts 20 hours.


Paper 1 - Computer Systems (50% of overall GCSE)

System Architecture, Memory, Storage, Wired and wireless networks, Network topologies, protocols and layers, System security, System software, Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns.


Paper 2 - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (50% of overall GCSE)

Algorithms, Programming techniques, Producing robust programs, Computational logic, Translators and facilities of languages, Data representation.


Grading Structure: 1-9

Exam board website: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science

Course specification: GCSE Computer Science (J276)

Progress 8 Slot: EBacc

Head of Department: Mrs Y Hill

Course Description

KS3: Core Subject

KS4: Option Subject


The GCSE Computer Science course is engaging and practical. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.
Department statement
Computer Science is a difficult subject to learn but the Computer Science Department strive to help the student develop skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence. All of these skills are extremely attractive to a prospective employer. Students who excel in this subject are motivated and devote sufficient time to self-study developing their computer programming skills.
Careers
  • IT Consultant
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Multimedia Programmer - responsible for designing and creating multimedia computer products, making sure they are functional and maintaining fidelity to a designer's specification
  • Systems Analyst.
  • Games Developer.

Useful resource links
GCSE Bitesize

Extra-Curricular
None currently
Schemes of work Overview

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 11

Algorithms

Computational

Logic

Translators

Data Representation

Revision

Year 10

Algorithms

Programming

Computational Logic

Translators

Data Representation

Networks

Year 9

Programming

System Architecture

Networks

System Security and Software

Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental

Binary

Year 8

Database

Spreadsheets

System Architecture

Programming

Algorithms

Binary

Year 7

E-Safety

Database

Scratch Programming

System Architecture

Algorithms

HTML

Algorithms