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:
- 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.