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This carefully planned course gives young people a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find absorbing.

Through this qualification, students will:

  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they work
  • Look at the use of algorithms in computer programs
  • Become independent and discerning users of IT
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of IT in a range of contexts
  • Develop computer programs to solve problems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of computer programs/ solutions and the impact of computer technology in society

 Course Structure 




Computer Systems

This unit covers how the parts of a computer work, computer networks, security and system software.

1 hour 30 minutes written paper (50%)

Computational Thinking,

Algorithms and Programming

This unit cover programming, translators, algorithms, computational logic and data representations.

1 hour 30 minutes written paper (50%)


Exam Board:   OCR

Course Title:

Computer Science

1 grade

Exam No: J276