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Computing

Subject: Computing

Overview

KS3

 

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

KS4

 

OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage learners to:

 

• understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation

• analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs

• think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically

• understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems

• understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society

• apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science

 

Key Stage 3 Overview

Year 7

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

·         Introduction to Computing

·         Spreadsheets

·         Databases

·         Binary

·         Flow charts

·         Python

 

Year 8

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

·         Crime and Cyber bullying

·         Understanding computers

·         Networks

·         Presentations of Information

·         Python

·         Creating animation

 

Useful websites/resources

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zvc9q6f

https://www.advanced-ict.info/theory/NC/index.html

Key Stage 4 Overview

Exam Board

OCR

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

Computer systems (01), 80 marks 1 hour and 30 minutes Written paper (no calculators allowed) – Paper 1

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (02) 80 marks 1 hour and 30 minutes Written paper (no calculators allowed) – Paper 2

Programming Project, 20 timetabled hours, formal requirement to consolidates the learning across the specification through practical activity

Year 9

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

·         Systems Architecture

·         Memory

·         Storage

·         Wired and wireless networks

·         Network topologies, protocols and layers

 

·         System security

·         System software

·         Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

 

 

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

·         Algorithms

·         Programming techniques

·         Producing robust programs

·         Computational logic

·         Translators and facilities of languages

·         Data representation

 

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

·         Programming techniques

·         Analysis

·         Design

 

·         Development

·         Testing and evaluation and conclusions

Revision for 9-1 GCSE examinations

 

Useful websites/resources

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j276-from-2016/