OCR Computer Science GCSE
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage learners to:
This component will introduce learners to the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security and system software.
Computer systems (01), 80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes Written paper (no calculators allowed).
40% of total GCSE.
|Computational thinking, algorithms and programming|
This component incorporates and builds on the knowledge and understanding gained in Component 01, encouraging learners to apply this knowledge and understanding using computational thinking.
Learners will be introduced to algorithms and programming, learning about programming techniques, how to produce robust programs, computational logic, translators and facilities of computing languages and data representation. Learners will become familiar with computing related mathematics.
80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes, Written paper (no calculators allowed).
40% of total GCSE.
Learners will need to create suitable algorithms which will provide a solution to the problems identified in the task. They will then code their solutions in a suitable programming language.
The solutions must be tested at each stage to ensure they solve the stated problem and learners must use a suitable test plan with appropriate test data. The code must be suitably annotated to describe the process.
Test results should be annotated to show how these relate to the code, the test plan and the original problem. Learners will need to provide an evaluation of their solution based on the test evidence. Learners should be encouraged to be innovative and creative in how they approach solving the tasks.
40 marks, totalling 20 hours, non-Exam assessment (NEA)
20% of total GCSE.
Possible career Opportunities:
- Information systems manager
- IT consultant
- Multimedia programmer
- Systems analyst
- Web developer
- Games designer/developer
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