Computer Science

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Welcome Back Hour of Code
December 14, 2015
By Mrs R Rose-Green, Subject Leader ICT & Computing
This week students in Year 9 ICT lessons participated in the worldwide `Hour of Code’ event for the second year running.
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Chancellors School Joins the Hour of Code
December 15, 2014
By Mrs R Rose-Green, Subject Leader Computing & ICT
The Prime Minister hosted a special digital event at Downing Street on Monday morning, the 8th of December, to mark the start of the Hour of Code campaign. The first Hour of Code in the UK had over 3 million participants, with overwhelming feedback from students, teachers, and parents.
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Year 10 & 11

Taught in mixed ability groups.

Exam Board and Syllabus number:

GCSE Computing certification code J275.

Main topics covered

Fundamentals of computer systems, Computing Hardware, Software, Representation of data in computer systems, Databases, Computer communications and networking, Programming.

Assessment Information

Unit A451: Computer systems and programming

  • Written paper - 1 hour 30 mins
  • 80 marks
  • 40% of the qualification

Unit A452: Practical investigation

  • Controlled assessment
  • Approx 20 hours
  • 45 marks
  • 30% of the qualification

Unit A453 Programming project

  • Controlled assessment
  • Approx 20 hours
  • 45 marks
  • 30% of the qualification
  • Candidates create solutions to computing tasks from a set of options supplied by OCR.

Textbook

OCR Computing for GCSE - ISBN: 1444177796

 

Year 12 & 13

Exam Board and Syllabus number:

  • OCR AS Level in Computer Science (H046)
  • OCR A Level in Computer Science (H446)

Main topics covered

AS Level

  • The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  • Software and software development
  • Programming
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types, data structures and algorithms
  • Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms

A Level

  • The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  • Software and software development
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types, data structures and algorithms
  • Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

Assessment Information

AS Level

  • Computing principles (01) 70 marks 1 hour and 15 minutes written paper 50% of total
  • Algorithms and problem solving (02) 70 marks 1 hour and 15 minutes written paper 50% of total

A Level

  • Computer systems (01) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total
  • Algorithms and programming (02) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total
  • Programming project (03)70 marks Non-exam assessment 20% of total

Textbook

OCR A Level Computer Science- ISBN: 9781471839764

Staff

  • Mrs. R. Rose-Green
  • Mrs. J. Brennan
  • Mr. J. Whipp
  • Ms. I. Yakovleva
  • Mrs. A. Campbell

Facilities

The ICT/CS department has 4 dedicated computer rooms each 25-30 terminals. All have interactive whiteboards and speakers. Also there is a conference room with facility for 16 laptops, interactive whiteboard and speakers. There are 3 other computer suites available around the school and most classrooms have 2 or more computers on hand.

Extra Curricular

ICT & CS lunchtime clubs run Monday - Friday conducted by specialist teacher who will assist with class work, project and homework activities.