OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage learners to:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
- Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
- Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
- Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
- Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
- Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science
Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
Skills needed to become proficient in Computing
- Technical knowledge. Quick Learner
- Planning. Establishing priorities. Well organised.
- Productivity. Completing projects on time.
- Self Development. Teaching yourself new skills
- Teamwork. Projects can often be collaborative.
- Problem Solving. Coming up with effective solutions to problem / scenarios.
- Innovation. Receptivity to new ideas.
Higher learning and career opportunities
There are many computing courses available to study in the future such as;
- Network Computing
- Business Computing
- Computer Science
- Computer Forensics
- Games Software Development
- Computer Systems Engineering
Careers directly linked to the computing industry:
- Business analyst
- Database administrator
- Games developer
- Information systems manager
- IT consultant
- Multimedia programmer
- Systems analyst
- Systems developer
- Web designer
- Web developer
- Computing / ICT Teacher