KS4

Computer Science

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr R West
Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
rwe@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mr I Patel
Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
ipa@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Name of course (s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
GCSE Computer ScienceOCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computer-science-j276-from-2016/20% Controlled Assessment (NEA)

30% Computer Systems Exam (Theory)

30% Computational Thinking (Coding Exam)
Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMediaOCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf10% Written Paper (Pre Production Skills)

30% Mandatory Skills Unit (Creating Digital Graphics)

60% Optional Units (2 from the digital creative list)

Year 10

Term 1
Advanced Python programming
www.learnlearn.co.uk/python

Term 2
Introduction to SQL
www.learnlearn.co.uk/sql

Term 3
Practice controlled assessment 1 & 2
www.learnlearn.co.uk/gcsecs

Year 11

Term 1
Controlled assessment

Term 2
Computer science theory
www.learnlearn.co.uk/gcsecs

Term 3
Computer science theory & exam preparation
www.learnlearn.co.uk/gccsecs

How and when is my child assessed?

Students are assessed using a combination of:

  • Written theory and practical tests based on OCR past papers.
  • Half-termly submission of coding assignments, marked against the OCR controlled assessment criteria.

How to support your child in Computer Studies:

Full details of supporting books, etc can be found under the parents tab at: Learnlearn.co.uk.gcsecs