Computer Science

Welcome to Computer Science

Who We Are

Mrs L Panesar - Curriculum Leader

Mrs A Spencer

Mrs R Moorcroft

Mr E Kalatzis

 

 

Key Stage 4

Examination Board: OCR

Technical computing and programming skills are in short supply in the UK. This specification has been developed in conjunction with Universities and will equip the student with the problem solving and technical development skills required in today’s workplace. You will be learning programming skills, developing your research capabilities and working through the important elements of computing theory. In doing this you will understand what is expected in the software development profession. An interest in the working of computers and in software development is essential to this course. The ability to independently tackle a research project is also desirable.

Assessment ( Current Year 11): Three Units: Computing Theory, assessed through examination and worth 40%; Research, assessed through a submitted controlled assessment piece and worth 30%; Programming, controlled assessment worth 30%. 

Assessment ( Current Year 9 and 10): One Non Exam Assessment Programming Unit worth 20% and two examined units each worth 40%

Progression: You can study Computer Science A-Level or an ICT level 3 course.