Computing

 

Type and level of qualification: - Full course, OCR, Course code J275

Course Content: -    The course is made up of 3 units

  • A451 - Computer systems and programming 
  • A452 - Current trends in computing
  • A453 - Programming Project

Students will study a range of topics to give a real, in depth understanding of how computer technology works.  Some of the topics studied are as follows:-

  • Computing hardware
  • Binary Logic
  • Memory
  • Software
  • Data representation in computer systems
  • Databases
  • Communications and networking
  • Computational thinking
  • Algorithms
  • Software Development
  • Programming

Methods of Assessment: - The students will be assessed on their performance in two pieces of coursework and a written examination.  Coursework is completed across years 10 and 11 and the exams will take place at the end of Year 11.

  • A451 - Computer systems and programming  - 40 %
  • A452 - Current trends in computing -30%
  • A453 - Programming Project - 30%

What different types of activities will I do during Years 10 and 11 in order to help me learn?

  • Research
  • Engaging with technology news
  • Presenting ideas
  • Taking and teaching certain parts of lessons
  • Short answer and essay writing
  • Practical investigations
  • Programming
  • System analysis and testing
  • Exam practice

The different skills acquired during KS3 will assist the students to perform well at G.C.S.E

 

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