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Why choose OCR GCSE Computing?
A modern course for a modern world
This is a course that has real relevance in our modern world. While learners will no doubt already have some
knowledge of computers and related areas, the course will give them an in-depth understanding of how
computer technology works and a look at what goes on "behind the scenes". As part of this, they will investigate
computer programming, which many learners find interesting.…read more

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OCR GCSE in Computing ­ J275
QAN 500/8291/7 © OCR 2010 GCSE Computing September 2011 1…read more

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1 Introduction to GCSE Computing 4
1.1 Overview of OCR GCSE Computing 4
1.2 Aims and learning outcomes 5
1.3 Guided Learning Hours 5
2 Content of GCSE Computing 6
2.1 Unit A451: Computer systems and programming 6
2.2 Unit A452: Practical investigation 12
2.3 Unit A453: Programming project 14
3 Assessment of GCSE Computing 16
3.1 Overview of the assessment in GCSE Computing 16
3.2 Tiers 16
3.3 Assessment objectives 17
3.4 Grading and awarding grades 18
3.5 Grade descriptions 19
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7 Administration of GCSE Computing 28
7.1 Availability of assessment 28
7.2 Making entries 28
7.3 Terminal rule 29
7.4 Unit and qualification re-sits 29
7.5 Enquiries about results 29
7.6 Shelf-life of units 30
7.7 Prohibited qualifications and classification code 30
8 Other information about GCSE Computing 31
8.1 Overlap with other qualifications 31
8.2 Progression from this qualification 31
8.3 Avoidance of bias 31
8.4 Code of Practice/Common criteria requirements/Subject criteria 31
8.5 Language 31
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Introduction to GCSE Computing
1.1 Overview of OCR GCSE Computing
Unit A451 Computer systems and programming
Written paper:
Candidates answer all
questions. Candidates answer all questions.QP that includes a mixture of
short and long answer questions, some of which will require
1.5 hours
candidates to write program code.
80 marks
40% of the qualification
Unit A452 Practical investigation
Controlled assessment
An investigative task
Candidates carry out a practical investigation of a topic chosen
Approx 20 hours
from a set of options supplied by OCR.…read more

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Aims and learning outcomes
GCSE specifications in Computing should encourage learners to be inspired, moved and challenged
by following a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. They should help learners to gain
an insight into related sectors. They should prepare learners to make informed decisions about further
learning opportunities and career choices.…read more

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Content of GCSE Computing
2.1 Unit A451: Computer systems and programming
This unit covers the body of knowledge about computer systems on which the examination will be
2.1.1 Fundamentals of computer systems
This topic introduces computer systems and provides a foundation for the remaining topics in this unit.…read more

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Binary logic
Candidates should be able to:
(d) explain why data is represented in computer systems in binary form
(e) understand and produce simple logic diagrams using the operations NOT, AND and OR
(f) produce a truth table from a given logic diagram.…read more

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Candidates should be able to define the term software and have an understanding of:
Candidates should be able to:
(a) explain the need for the following functions of an operating system: user interface, memory
management, peripheral management, multi-tasking and security
(b) describe the purpose and use of common utility programs for computer security (antivirus,
spyware protection and firewalls), disk organisation (formatting, file transfer, and
defragmentation), and system maintenance (system information and diagnosis, system
cleanup tools, automatic updating)
(c) discuss the relative merits of…read more


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