Computer Science


"Computer Science GCSE is relevant to the modern and changing world of computer science. 

Computer science is a discipline that spans theory and practice. It requires thinking both in abstract terms and in concrete terms. The practical side of computing can be seen everywhere. Nowadays, practically everyone is a computer user, and many people are even computer programmers. Getting computers to do what you want them to do requires intensive hands-on experience.

The OCR Computer Science qualification will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems and design systems that do so. 

These skills will be the best preparation for learners who want to go on to study Computer Science at AS and A Level and beyond." 

Subject Area:

Computer Science

Head of Subject:

Mrs L Sears

Teaching staff:

Mrs L Sears

KS4 Course Title

GCSE Computer Science

KS4 Exam Board and Course Number


Coursework and Exam Percentages


80% Exam

20% Coursework


KS4 Course Details:

The course consists of two written exams and one piece of controlled assessment. The exams are testing theory of computer systems and computational thinking, algorithms and programming. The controlled assessment is a programming project where pupils have to write a programme to solve a specific problem.

KS4 Number of lessons per week:

2 lessons a week for single award

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