Computing Key Stage 4
Syllabus: OCR GCSE Computing (9-1)
Course Code: OCR J276
You will need at least a Level 3+ in maths to choose this subject.
Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world problems. It is an intensely creative subject that involves invention and excitement. The OCR Computer Science GCSE will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems and design systems that do so. These skills will be the best preparation for learners who want to go on to study Computer Science at AS or A Level and beyond. The qualification will also provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.
Component 1 - Computer Systems focuses on Computer Systems.
Component 2 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming. Focuses on computational thinking and algorithms. Students will be tested on the elements of computational thinking and logic. They are principally assessed as to their ability to write, correct and improve algorithms.
Component 3 – Programming Project. This component is the non-exam assessment where candidates will be challenged by a range of exciting and engaging tasks to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned.
The course is divided into three sections: one controlled assessment and two examinations.
- Component 1 - Computer Systems - 90 minutes’ examination 40%
- Component 2 - Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming – 90 minutes’ exam 40%
- Component 3 - Programming Project – controlled assessment 20%