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GCSE Computing

COURSE SUMMARY
Here’s a summary of the course details and the Assessment Objectives for GCSE Computing:
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Unit title and description Assessment and durationWeighting Academic year taken
Unit A451: 

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Computer systems and programming
This unit covers the body of knowledge about
computer systems on which the examination will
be based.

Mock exam normally towards end of January.

65 lessons maximum until Spring break.



1 hour 30 minutes
Written paper






80 marks
 

40%
 
Year 11
ICT systems

Unit A452: 

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.


Investigative task. OCR-set 
scenario with a choice of
research tasks.








45 marks
 

30%
 

Year 10
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Unit A453: 

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.
 

Controlled assessment Programming task. 
Design, develop and test a solution to a problem within the OCR-set scenario.















45 marks


30%
 

Year 10
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