Computer Science GCSE

COMPUTER SCIENCE GCSE

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Course: GCSE IN Computer Science

Level: 2

Duration of course: 3 years

Examination Board: OCR

Assessment Method and Component Percentages:

80% Exam

20% Programming Project.

 

This is a traditional GCSE and students are graded at 9 - 1

 

What will I Learn:

  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies, understanding of how they work and apply this knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts
  • Acquire and apply a knowledge, some technical skills and an understanding of the use of
  • algorithms in computer programs to solve problems using programming
  • Use their knowledge and understanding of computer technology to become independent and
  • discerning users of IT, able to make informed decisions about the use and be aware of the
  • implications of different technologies
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of IT in a range of
  • contexts
  • Develop computer programs to solve problems
  • Develop the skills to work collaboratively
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of computer programs/solutions and the impact of, and issues related to, the use of computer technology in society.

How Will I learn?

  • Through classroom discussion and analysis of IT technology.
  • Through independent research into current technology 
  • Through small group work involving role play and discussion tasks.
  • Through the creation, individually or in groups, of your own high-quality ICT applications and projects.

 

 

Departmental expectations: We expect that all students will attend all ICT based lessons and make up any absences by extra work at lunch or after school. We offer support sessions most evenings for students throughout the academic year.

Career potentials: There are very few careers nowadays that do not use IT to some extent in everyday working life. Many careers need high level of ICT skills. There are also a wide range of careers for students working in the IT industry.

Further study: The course provides a good foundation for GCE A level Computer Science and the start of a career path for students wanting to work in the IT industry.

 

Contact Person: Mr J Collins: Principal Teacher ICT