Computer Science GCSE

Computer Science

Exam Board

OCR


Specification link

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j277-from-2020/

Computer Science is considered as part of the EBAC under the Sciences qualification group. For the EBAC, students will still need a Humanity and a Language. All students will still be required to take Combined Trilogy or Separate Science GCSE.

What will you learn?

Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.


What resources will I need?

All resources will be provided.

Optional robotics and embedded computing clubs where students will be encouraged to purchase sensors and other components. Typical cost around 30-50 pounds.

How will you be assessed?

Two exams:

  1. Computing concepts and theory (50%)

  2. Programming and algorithm design (50%)

Where can this subject take you in the future?

Data scientist

Software tester

Web developer

Systems analyst

Business analyst

Product manager

Network architect

Software engineer

Software developer

Full-stack developer

Engineering manager

User interface designer

Database administrator

Cloud computing engineer

Information security analyst

Computer science professor

Chief information security officer

Software quality assurance manager

Information technology specialist

Mobile application designer or developer

Research and development (R&D) scientist

Computer scientist or computer science researcher

Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer

...Or use computational thinking skills in any career path.