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Exam Board

OCR GCSE Computer Science:

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OCR AS Level 

Computer  Science:

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New for 2015/16:

OCR A Level Computer Science:

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A Level ICT:

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Key Stage 3


In KS3 all students have a 100 minute lesson every two weeks.  These lessons focus on building computer science based skills, inline with the new Key Stage 3 computing curriculum.

Students learn logical reasoning, algorithmic thinking, desing and structured problem-solving - all concepts and skills that are valuable well beyond the computing classroom.  Students gain awareness of the resources required to implement and deply a solution and how to deal with real-world and business contraints.

The units of work covered in each year group are:

 Year 7:

 Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly.


 Games programming in Scratch.


 Spreadsheet Modelling.


 Sound Editing.



 Year 8:

 Computer Crime and Cyber Security.


 HTML and Website Development.


 Video Editing.


 An introduction to the Python programming language.



 Year 9:

 Understanding computers.


 Next steps in Python.


 The Diploma Project.



Key Stage 4


 Our current Key Stage 4 students are working towards a single GCSE in ICT with the EDEXCEL  exam board.

 The scheme of assessment for the Full course consists of Coursework Components (60%) and a terminal examination (40%).

 Computer Science

 Year 10 and 11 students follow the OCR Computer Science Specification.

 In year 10 students undertake 2 programming pieces of coursework, one based in python and the other in HTML and Java Script. Each piece of coursework is worth 30%.

 During year 11 the students develop their theoretical knowledge of computer systems and programming culminating a written exam paper(40%).

Post 16



We follow the WJEC GCE ICT qualification

Over the 2 years students complete 4 modules of work. Theses are;

Year 12

 IT1: Information Systems -

Topics covered in this unit include:


 Data, information, knowledge and processing.


 The value and importance of information.


 Quality of information.


 Validation and verification.


 Capabilities and limitations of ICT.


 Uses of ICT.


 Presenting Information.




 Human Computer Interface.


 Social Issues.


 Database Systems.


 Section B of the exam paper requires students to create a spreadsheet prior to the exam and  answer questions based on their spreadsheet.

 IT2: Presenting Information

This unit requires candidates to use ICT hardware and software applications to solve.

a problem involving three separate tasks: the production of (i) a document such as a leaflet or magazine (ii) a document containing automated routines, such as a mail.

merged letter. (iii) a presentation to an audience, such as a web page or slide type show.

Year 13

 IT3: Use and impact of ICT

 This module covers communications between computers and interactions between humans and computers.


 The convergence of communications technology and information technology and their impact on society, commerce and industry is an integral part of the module.

 IT4: ICT Project

 The project is a substantial piece of work requiring analysis and design over an extended period of time, allowing candidates to demonstrate their skills to.


 Analyse a problem.


 Design a solution to a problem.


 Develop a software solution and test.


 Document and evaluate the solution.

 To view the curriculum details, please click here.