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Computing and ICT

GCSE Computer Science (OCR)

Course Overview

At the end of each module, students are tested and further support is given where necessary.


Autumn 1

  • Ethical, legal, cultural & environmental Programming Skills Audit
  • Systems Architecture Programming Skills Audit
  • Introduction to task NEA hours 1-6
  • General Skills


Autumn 2

  • Memory
  • NEA hours 7-20
  • Translators and facilities


Spring 1

  • System Security
  • Translators and facilities
  • NEA hour 20
  • System Security
  • Computational Logic
  • Storage


Spring 2

  • Systems Software
  • Algorithms
  • Wired & Wireless Networks


Summer 1

  • Revision



Paper 1: Computer Systems (40%) – 1 Hour 30 Mins

Paper 2: Computational thinking, algorithms & Programming (40%) – 1 Hour 30 Mins

3. Controlled Assessment: Programming Project NEA(Non Examined Assessment) (20%)


Useful Links:


Teach ICT http://www.teach-ict.com/index.html  (all students receive username and password for this resource)

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty

Cambridge GCSE Computing https://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/  (free resource from the exam board)

Craigndave: http://student.craigndave.org/gcse-videos  (videos and pod casts for most topics)


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