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GCSE Computing

Students in Year 11 are studying OCR Computer Science.  The specification can be found here.  The course consists of three units of work:

  • (01) Computer systems - Written paper, 1 hour 30 mins (40% of the qualification).
  • (02)Computational Thinking, algorithms and programming - Written paper, 1 hour 30 mins (40% of the qualification).
  • (03)Programming Project - Non-Examined Assessment, 20 controlled hours (20% of the qualification).

Learning Schedule
Term 1:
NEA Final Preparations
NEA Completion (Completed in controlled classroom conditions)

Term 2:
NEA Completion(Completed in controlled classroom conditions)
Data Representation

Computational Logic
Algorithms, Translators and Languages
Students will complete a Paper 2 mock exam in Week 8. 

Term 3:
System Security and Software
Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Moral Concerns
Students will complete a Paper 1 and 2 mock exam in Weeks 7 and 8. 

Term 4:
Systems Architecture
Memory and Storage


Mr Gourlay's resources to help your revision;

GCSE Computer Science Flipped Learning Plan

Sample papers are at the bottom of this page. 

Have a look at these websites they will help your revision, click on the pictures to go straight to the website.

BBC Bitesize provide a wealth of information on every topic covered as part of the GCSE syllabus.





You need to sign up for this (it is free), once you do there is a structured set of resources specific to the OCR syllabus. Make sure to click the GCSE Computer Science (J276) (OCR) course for current Year 11s.


Sample Papers
Mark schemes are located at the bottom of these PDF documents. 

Paper 1 - Computer Systems - Sample Exam Paper
Paper 2 - Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming - Sample Exam Paper

Old Specification (A* - C) - Exam papers and mark schemes
Please note the papers below are from the old spec and some questions will not be relevant to you. You should ignore any questions on Databases and Database Management Systems (DBMS). 

Jan 2011      

Jan 2011 Mark Scheme

June 2011 June 2011 Mark Scheme
Jan 2012 Jan 2012 Mark Scheme
June 2012 June 2012 Mark Scheme
June 2013 June 2013 Marks Scheme
June 2014 June 2014 Mark Scheme