GCSE Computing

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


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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