GCSE Computing

Welcome to GCSEComputing.org, a non-endorsed support site for the GCSE Computing course offered by the OCR Examination Board.

Please note that content to support the revised specification will be ready for September 2016.


OCR Course Components:

  • Unit A451: Computer systems and programming
    • Written examination paper: a mixture of short and long answer questions, some of which will require candidates to write program code. 
    • Duration - 1.5 hours (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 from a set of options supplied by OCR.
    • Duration - Approximately 20 hours (45 marks - 30% of the qualification)
  • Unit A453: Programming project
    • Controlled assessment: candidates create solutions to computing tasks chosen from a set of options supplied by OCR.
    • Duration - Approximately 20 hours (45 marks - 30% of the qualification)

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