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GCSE Computing

What qualification will this course lead to?

GCSE Computing (OCR)

What topics will I study?

This course will give you a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. You will no doubt be familiar with the use of computers and other related technology from your other subjects and elsewhere. However, this course will give you an insight into what goes on 'behind the scenes', including computer programming, which many find absorbing.

What understanding and skills will I develop?

This course will develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming. For many this will be a fun and interesting way to develop these skills, which can be transferred to other subjects and even applied in day-today life.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a written exam that is externally-assessed (40%) and through two controlled assessments (60%).

What can this course lead to?

Following the successful completion of this GCSE you can continue studying further in the field of Computer Science such as with A-Levels.