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Curriculum – GCSE Computing


Pupils who select Computing as an option will study the OCR GCSE qualification. The aim of the course is to:

  • Gives learners a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works
  • Provide excellent preparation for higher study and employment in Computer Science
  • Develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills.


Computer systems and programming. This is assessed by
a written paper, which has a mixture of short- and long answer
questions, some of which require students to write
program code.

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming Exam.

This forms the basis of a new assessment module however full details differ depending on the selection of exam board.

Programming project. Students create solutions to
computing tasks chosen from a set of options supplied by
OCR (controlled assessment).


We are currently reviewing the new specifications from a range of exam boards and will update details once we have made a final selection.