GCSE Computer Science is an academic course and counts as a science subject in the Baccalaureate qualification.
Areas of study include:
– Computer Hardware
– Computer Software
– Communications, networking and Wifi
– Representation of data in computer systems
– Computer Programming
Students will acquire practical skills with a range of programming / scripting languages such as HTML/CSS, Scratch, Small Basic and Python 3.”
The scheme of assessment consists of one tier covering the whole ability range with grades from 9 to 1.
Programming Project – approximately 20 hours (20% of total marks): Candidates create solutions to programming tasks chosen from a set of options supplied by OCR.