Computer Science

Course Overview

The OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Specification has been developed to meet the demands of modern and evolving computer science industry.

The course is split into three main components. The assessment consists of two written examinations and an externally moderated non-exam assessment.

9 – 1 Computing Progression Pathways

New 2016 OCR GCSE Computer Science – Scheme of Work

Assessment

Component 01 Computer Systems

This is a 1 ½ hour examined unit, which is worth 40% of the total GCSE. The component cover key topics like Systems Architecture; Memory; Storage; Wired and Wireless Networks; Network Topologies, Protocols & Layers; System Security; Systems Software; Moral, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Concerns.

Component 02 Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming

This is a 1 ½ hour examined unit, which is worth 40% of the total GCSE. The component covers key topics like: Algorithms; Programming Techniques; Producing Robust Programs; Computational Logic; Translators and Facilities of Languages; Data Representation.

Component 03 Programming Project

This is a 20 hour non-examined assessment, worth 20% of the total GCSE. The component covers key topics like: Programming Techniques; Analysis; Design; Development; Testing & Evaluation and Conclusions.

Further Information

There are a number of high quality resources available for students.

The GCSE Computer Science for OCR book is written by an experienced teacher and assessor. The text aims to help students master underlying computing principals and develop their computational thinking, programming and problem solving skills. You can find out more information by clicking on the link: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/subject/computing/computer-science/gcse-computer-science?qualification[]=OCR

The OCR GCSE Computer Science book provides students with a comprehensive coverage of all the new topics covered in the new OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer science specification. It includes many in-text questions designed to test students understanding of the material and their ability to apply it. This makes it an ideal revision guide. You can find out more information by clicking on the link: http://www.pgonline.co.uk/resources/gcse/gcse-ocr/gcse-ocr-computer-science-j276/

The OCR GCSE Computer Science book helps build student confidence and provides guidance to meet the challenges of the new specification, with challenging tasks an activities which test the computational skills and knowledge that students require for the successful preparation of their assessments. You can find out more information by clicking on the link: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Product?Product=978147186614