GCSE Computer Science OCR (J276) Specification

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Assessment overview

Component Marks Duration Weighting insert text

Computer systems (01)

80 1 hour 30 mins 50% Calculators not allowed

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (02)

80 1 hour 30 mins 50% Calculators not allowed

Algorithm questions are not exclusive to component 02 and can be assessed in all components.

Content overview

Component 01: Computer systems

Introduces students to the central processing unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security and system software. It also looks at ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns associated with computer science.

Component 02: Computational thinking, algorithms

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