Students in Year 13 are studying OCR Computer Science. The specification can be found here. The course consists of three units of work:
(01) Computer systems - Written paper, 2 hours 30 mins (40% of the qualification).
(02) Algorithms and programming - Written paper, 2 hours 30 mins (40% of the qualification).
(03)Programming Project - Non-Examined Assessment (20% of the qualification).
For the first part of the year, students will focus on the completion of their programming project.
The project is a substantial piece of work which assesses a variety of different skills including the development and demonstration of computational thought processes.
A full understanding of the Non-Examined Assessment and the mark scheme used for assessment can be found on page 18 of the specification.
Students will complete much of the Non-Examined Assessment in lesson time in Terms 1 and 2 and the project should be completed by Christmas. There will be an invaluable support network provided by Computing department staff to provide additional 1-2-1 support sessions with each student either in their non-contact lessons or during session 6.
Students will continue to embed theoretical concepts learned in Year 12 throughout the year in order to best prepare them for their public exams in May/June.