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Exam Board:
OCR GCSE Computing

Revision Guides:

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

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GCSE Computer Science


The key features of OCR’s GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science:

A simple and intuitive model, consisting of two papers, one focusing on the theory of Computer Science and one with a focus on programming and algorithms.  Both papers have identical weighting and mark allocations.

This specification/qualification will enable you to develop:

Valuable thinking and programming skills that are extremely attractive in the modern workplace.

A deep understanding of computational thinking and how to apply it through a chosen programming language.

The specification has been designed to seamlessly transition into Computer Science at AS Level and/or A Level (we currently offer OCR Computer Science AS Level and A Level at CTK)



The assessment consists of two written examinations and an externally moderated non-exam assessment.


Component 1—Computer Systems

Duration 80     Weighting 1 hr. 30 mins   50% of total GCSE

Systems architecture, Memory, Storage, Wired and wireless networks, network topologies, protocols and layers, network security, system software, moral social legal and cultural and environmental concerns.


Component 2—Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming.

Duration 80   Weighting 1 hr. 30 mins   50% of total GCSE

Algorithms, Programming Fundamentals, Producing Robust Programmes, Boolean Logic, Programming Languages and Integrated Development Environments.


Progression routes for IT related courses.

A Level courses in Computing, Computer Science and Applied IT.

BTEC ITLevel 2/3 courses in Business and Information Technology, Networking, Web Technology, Games Design and Animation.

Careers in Business Systems, Computer Programming, Database Administration, Games Design, Help desk analyst, ICT support, Information Officer, IT Consultancy, Education, IT Technician, Network engineering, Software development and testing, Support Engineering, Systems Administration, Web Designer, 3D modeller, Animator, Film editor, Graphic Design, Story boarder, TV design, Systems Engineering, Computer Security.