Computer Science – OCR GCSE in Computer Science
In year 9, students complete a foundational ‘computational thinking’ course. This helps them prepare for the second examined component of the GCSE, and also the element of the practical programming project which requires students to demonstrate solutions to problems in algorithmic form.
In year 10, students study the following topics from component 01 (computer systems): systems architecture, memory, storage, networks, and ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns relating to technology; and the following topics from component 02 (computational thinking): standard algorithms, computational logic, and data representation. They also complete a practice project in preparation for component 03, which is a practical programming project.
In year 11, students study the following topics from component 01 (computer systems): network topologies, protocols and layers, system security, and system software; and the following topics from component 02 (computational thinking): advanced algorithms, robust/defensive programming, and translators/facilities of languages. They also complete the component 03 practical programming project.
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NEA (Non Exam Assessment) submission in March
Two examinations in May / June
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OCR Computer Science for GCSE Student Book
· ISBN-10: 1471866149
· ISBN-13: 978-1471866142
OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science
by S Robson (Author), P M Heathcote (Author)
· ISBN-10: 1910523089
· ISBN-13: 978-1910523087
Both available on Amazon