COMPUTING IN YEAR 9
In Year 9 students will follow the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Computer Science.
Content Overview Assessment Overview
Computer Systems

Test 1

  • Computer hardware
  • Computer software
Test 2
  • Computer memory and storage
  • Moral, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
Computer Systems

40 Marks

2 x 30 minutes tests
Total 1 hour
Set by OCR
Internally-assessed / 
externally-moderated
40%
of total Entry Level Certificate
Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
Test 1
  • Computational logic
  • Algorithms
Test 2
  • Programming techniques
  • Data representation
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming

40 Marks

2 x 30 minutes tests
Total 1 hour
Set by OCR
Internally-assessed / 
externally-moderated
40%
of total Entry Level Certificate
Programming project
  • Planning a solution
  • Developing a solution
  • Testing a solution
  • Evaluating the success of the solution
Programming Project

20 Marks

Set by OCR
Internally-assessed / 
externally-moderated
20%
of total Entry Level Certificate
Assessment Objectives

Students are expected to demonstrate the following:
  • AO1 Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding. Learners demonstrate their ability to recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of concepts, issues and terminology.
  • AO2 Apply Knowledge and Understanding. Learners demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and understanding.
  • AO3 Analyse and evaluate and apply. Learners demonstrate their ability to analyse problems in computational terms to make a reasoned judgement and to design, program, and evaluate solutions.