Computer Science

GCSE (OCR) – Computer Science

This subject requires excellent logical skills and is only suitable for students in the top 2 Maths sets or from IT teacher recommendation.

Computer Systems (Exam 1):

This component is an exam focused on computer systems covering the physical elements of computer science and the associated theory. Such as:

  • Systems architecture
  • Computer Hardware
  • Network topologies, protocols and security
  • Moral, social, legal, cultural, and environmental concerns

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (Exam 2):

The second component is an exam focused on computer systems covering the physical elements of computer science and the associated theory. Such as:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

Programming Project (Non-Examined Assessment)

The non-exam assessment (NEA) assesses a student’s ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical programming problem. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem-solving.