Computing in Year 9

In Year 9 students will follow the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Computer Science.

Computer Systems

Test 1

  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software

Test 2

  • Computer memory and storage
  • Moral, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

40 Marks - 2 x 30 minutes tests - Total 1 hour

Set by OCR - Internally-assessed / externally-moderated

40% of total Entry Level Certificate

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

Test 1

  • Computational logic
  • Algorithms

Test 2

  • Programming techniques
  • Data representation

40 Marks - 2 x 30 minutes tests - Total 1 hour

Set by OCR - Internally-assessed / externally-moderated

40% of total Entry Level Certificate

Programming project

  • Planning a solution
  • Developing a solution
  • Testing a solution
  • Evaluating the success of the solution

20 Marks

Set by OCR - Internally-assessed / externally-moderated

20% of total Entry Level Certificate

Assessment Objectives

Students are expected to demonstrate the following:

  • AO1 Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding. Learners demonstrate their ability to recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of concepts, issues and terminology.
  • AO2 Apply Knowledge and Understanding. Learners demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and understanding.
  • AO3 Analyse and evaluate and apply. Learners demonstrate their ability to analyse problems in computational terms to make a reasoned judgement and to design, program, and evaluate solutions.