Computing - Computer Science


The students say....

“Computing is interesting and challenging and show how I could solve problems to provide different solutions to things we do in the modern world. It provides me with a wide range of skills which are invaluable for my future either at universities or as an employee/employer”  Year 9 student

Careers linked to Computing

  • Application Analyst/Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Cyber security Analyst
  • Game Designer/Developer

Degree Courses linked to Computing

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Engineering

‘The Computing vision will equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world’

Students will learn and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science including abstraction, decomposition, logic, and data representation. Students will learn a wide range of topics relating to computers from how it works and connected, to Ethical and environmental impact of Computing.

In Practical programming students will undertake programming tasks either to a specification or to solve a problem. Students will draw on their understanding in Programming skills to write and refine algorithms to answer questions in exam.


Computing GCSE

Essential information

  • OCR
  • GCSE
  • Graded 1-9
  • Your final grade will be based on:
    • 100% exam
    • Paper 1 – 50% - Computer Systems (1hr 30 mins)
    • Paper 2 – 50% - Programming (1hr 30 mins)
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