What will I study at KS4?
Computer Science GCSE (OCR)
In years 10 and 11 you will follow the OCR GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science which encourages learners to:
Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation. This enables students to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs.
These activities encourage students to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. Developing the understanding the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems helps students develop understanding of the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society.
Students are well prepared and well supported to access the material for all components and this is backed with extensive online revision and theory activities. While prior interest in programming is very beneficial to the course, it is not essential.