Computer Science KS4

Computer Science KS4

GCSE Computer Science (9-1)

Exam Board: OCR : GCSE Computer Science Specification

 Unit 1 – Computer Systems (40% of total GCSE)
Written paper, 80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes

1.1

Systems Architecture

1.2

Memory

1.3

Storage

1.4

Wired & wireless networks

1.5

Network topologies

1.6

System security

1.7

System software

1.8

Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Unit 2 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms & Programming (40% of total GCSE)
Written paper, 80 marks, 1 hour and 30 minutes 

2.1

Algorithms

2.2

Programming techniques

2.3

Producing robust programs

2.4

Computational logic

2.5

Translators & facilities of languages

2.6

Data representation

Unit 3 – Programming project (20% of total GCSE)
Non-Exam Assessment, 40 marks, 20 hours  

3.1

Programming techniques

3.2

Analysis

3.3

Design

3.4

Development

3.5

Testing, evaluations & conclusions

Any parents or students who would like more information about the course should contact Mrs Ahmed who will be happy to answer any questions.