Computer Science became available to study at GCSE level in 2013. The specification has proven to be quite popular with the boys at Sutton Grammar. Our results are some of the best in the country, and students who take this course can be assured that they will be in good standing to continue studying this subject at A Level.

Year 9 students choose GCSE options starting in March. We teach the OCR J277 Computer Science course. 

Students will learn to program in C++ during this course.

OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage students to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
  • Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.