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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Course Description:


Course Content:

Unit 1: Computer Systems

  • Software and its development 
  • Types of programming languages, data types, representation and structures 
  • Exchanging data and web technologies 
  • Following algorithms 
  • Using Boolean algebra 
  • Legal, moral and ethical issues. 

Unit 2: Algorithms and Programming

  • Elements of computational thinking 
  • Programming and problem solving 
  • Pattern recognition, abstraction and decomposition 
  • Algorithm design and efficiency 

Unit 3: Computing Project

  • Design, development, testing & evaluation of software.


Assessment Format

Unit 1: 2 hour 30 min exam (40%)

Unit 2: 2 hour 30 min exam  (40%)

Unit 3: Coursework Project (20%)


Board: OCR

Course Entry Requirements:

GCSE grade 6 in Mathematics.  

GCSE grade 5 in Computing .


Teacher to contact: Mrs J Kirkland