ICT and Business - KS3 Computing

National Video Arcade Museum, Nottingham - Year 10 trip


For Current Year 10 and 11s, the GCSE that they are completing is the OCR GCSE Computing. From Septempber 2016 this changes to the new GCSE Computer Science.
Current Yr10/11 GCSE
Component Title Component Overview
Computer Systems & Programming This unit covers the body of knowledge about computer systems on which the examination will be based.
Practical Investigation An investigative computing task, chosen from a list provided by OCR, Controlled assessment which assesses the following: research, technical understanding, analysis of problem, historical perspective, use of technical writing skills, recommendations/evaluation.

Current Investigation: Linux & Raspberry Pi
Programming Project  Students will need to:
• Understand standard programming techniques
• Be able to design a coded solution to a problem including the ability to: - Develop suitable algorithms - Design suitable input and output formats - Identify suitable variables and structures - Identify test procedures.
• Create a coded solution fully annotating the developed code to explain its function
• Test their solution: - To show functionality - To show how it matches the design criteria - Identifying successes and any limitations.

Current Programming Project: Python
ICT and Business - Current OCR GCSE

Qualification Number & Syllabus:
OCR GCSE Computing - J275 - Version 1 April 2012
GCSE from 2016
Component Title Component Overview
Computer Systems • Systems architecture
• Memory
• Storage
• Wired and wireless networks
• Network topologies, protocols and layers
• Network security
• System software
• Moral, social, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming • Translators and facilities of languages
• Algorithms
• High- and low-level programming
• Computational logic
• Data representation
Programming Project  • Programming techniques
• Design
• Development
• Effectiveness and efficiency
• Technical understanding
• Testing, evaluation and conclusions
ICT and Business - OCR GCSE from 2016

Qualification Number & Syllabus:
OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - J276 - From Sept 2016 (Currently Draft)