|No of Units: 3||Awarding Body: OCR||Course Code: J276|
This course comprises three units:
80% of the course is assessed by traditional written examination. The remaining 20% is assessed a controlled assessment. This is essentially coursework but the work is produced in a controlled environment to ensure fairness.
For the controlled assessment unit, work is assessed against criteria in bands. It is assessed internally in school but is then moderated outside of school. For the exam based units, the scripts are sent to the Exam Board and are marked externally.
Computing is no small undertaking and this is a difficult, academic subject. It requires students to be dedicated to the course and their studies. This course is aimed at students who are considering a career in the field of ICT or Computing or indeed, any scientific / technical career path. Some of the aspects which will be covered include:
It is a fantastic pre-course for A-level computing or indeed A-level ICT. If you are considering computing, Software engineering, Network Administration, Software Design, Business Analysis, Maths, Physics or any of the Engineering subjects, computing is a must. As a difficult GCSE, it is looked upon favourably by employers and educational establishments alike. It can be used for the Science element of the EBacc.