OCR GCSE Computer Science Year 10

From 2018 we will be Following the new OCR accredited Computer Science GCSE (9 to 1)

Please take a moment to study the specification here:  Click to download new specification

The GCSE has three component parts:

Computer Systems:

You’ll study:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols
    and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and
    environmental concerns
Paper 1: Computer systems

40% GCSE

80 marks
1 hour and 30 minutes
Written paper
(no calculators allowed)

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

• Algorithms *
• Programming techniques
• Producing robust programs
• Computational logic
• Translators and facilities of
• Data representation
Paper 2: Computational thinking,
algorithms and programming40% GCSE
80 marks
1 hour and 30 minutes
Written paper
(no calculators allowed)

Programming project **

• Programming techniques
• Analysis
• Design
• Development
• Testing and evaluation and
Programming project

20% GCSE
40 marks
Totalling 20 hours
Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)


Please note that algorithmic questions feature in all three components.

Throughout Year 10, you will be studying the theory necessary for component 01 and 02, then starting practising programming in order to start the NEA at the beginning of Year 11.

Lesson 0

Learning Objectives Reflect on the coming course – what will be needed? Understand the structure of the course, and how the lessons will be divided. Read through the exam Spec Learning Outcomes All must  Complete the preparatory google form.  Reflect on the current understanding of Computer Science, and what will be needed over the coming […]

1- How Computers Work

Topic List: In this unit you will study the following topics in each lesson.  Click the topic that your teacher wishes you to learn about: What a computer is (4.1.1) How a computer works (4.1.2/4.1.3) Hardware (4.2.1) Operating System Software (4.4.1) Computer Processes (4.4.1) The CPU (4.2.1) Memory (ROM, RAM and Secondary Storage) Input Devices (4.2.1) Output Devices (4.2.1) Data Storage (4.2.4) […]