OCR Computing

We are beginning the OCR computing GCSE in September 2013. All resources will be uploaded once they have been created (its taking a while!).

Feel free to use any of these resources, but please send me a quick comment if you do so. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated!

OCR Computing Unit A451

Unit 1: Computer Systems

A451 SOL – Unit 1

1.1: Introduction to Computing – What is a computer system?

1.2: Reliability and Industry Standards

1:3 Environmental, Legal and Ethical Computing (and standards)

1:4 Filming Movies

1:5 Editing Movies

1:6 Presenting Movies

2: Computer Hardware

Note: I didn’t think the lessons in this unit (as taken from the specification and text book) flowed in the right order, so i alter them. I also decided that binary logic should be taught directly after the data representation unit, therefore that’s where all those resources will be.

A451 SOL Unit 2

2.1:Introduction to Hardware

2.2.1:Input and Output Devices

2.2.2:Devices for users with specific needs

2.3.1:Memory – RAM and ROM

2.3.2: Virtual, Cache etc

2.4: Secondary Storage

Unit 4 – Representing Data

Note: According to OCR the final lesson in this unit should be on instructions, however we are leaving this lesson until we begin to introduce the LMC. This scheme also includes the logic gates lesson which i moved from Hardware.

A451 SOL Unit 4

Unit 4 Work Booklet – It is intended that students use the work booklet instead of an exercise book or an endless stream of worksheets. We found that some of the higher ability students steamed through the earlier parts, therefore further extension activities may be required.

Lesson 1: Binary Intro

Lesson 2: Addition

Lesson 3: Hex

Lesson 4: Ascii and Unicode

Lesson 5: Images

Lesson 6: Sound

Lesson 7: Binary Logic


55 Responses to OCR Computing

  1. Andrea says:

    Fab wall displays – thanks for sharing

  2. Radha says:

    Thanks for these! They are great

  3. Dianne says:

    Brilliant up-to date wall displays. Thank you for sharing

  4. Jan says:

    The wall displays are fantastic, thank you. Don’t know how you found the time to create them!

  5. Matthew Brendan says:

    Fantastic wall displays and great lesson resources. Thanks very much Miss Ict Teacher. πŸ™‚

  6. Michelle Renney says:

    Thank you for sharing your resources, Ive downloaded eveything! Great lessons too, these will be very useful to get me started. I have been searching for a SOW for a while now, the one you have shared is excellent – please keep updating!

  7. Wendy says:

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous work! I also have to find my own curriculum so you’ve saved me many hours. πŸ™‚

  8. Luke says:

    This is a massive help with planning, thank you so much for all these resources!

  9. Niall says:

    Amazing resources, would be lost without this. Thanks!

  10. Abi says:

    Amazing resources, Thanks!! Can’t wait to see more πŸ™‚

  11. Zoe Rawson says:

    These resources are really helpful and have given me some great ideas. Thank You!

  12. Lawrence says:

    Hi Katie,

    Thank you for uploading these resources! They are very helpful. I would love to see the example video.


  13. Andrew Howard says:

    Thanks for sharing, great resources.

  14. kellie says:

    Fantastic, thank you! Posters will be adorning our walls for open day

  15. James says:

    Much appreciated!!

  16. Mrs B says:

    I love these. Not only are they done in a style I woudl use but you have added some fun too. fab!

  17. Claire says:

    Amazing doing this for the first time in September and need all the hlep i can get!

  18. Tajmina Chowdhury says:

    Brilliant posters to put up on display. Lovely to have a place where there is sharing of Computing resources.

  19. Carla says:

    Many thanks your resources are really helpful! πŸ™‚

  20. Jo Webb says:

    Thanks so much for these amazing resources. I have just inherited OCR GCSE computing and really don’t know the course at all well right now. Are you doing OCR, or Edexcel as you mention both?

  21. Caroline says:

    Thank you so much for this, you have saved me hours of work. Truely awesome. Do you have a zip of the posters…please?

  22. S Tg says:


    Here are my essential revision notes for the OCR AS Computing course – all taken from past papers and markschemes. Please feel free to use.

    Stuart T!

  23. S Tg says:

    Also I’ve got a similar essential glossary for the OCR GCSE Computing course here…


    This is still a work in progress. Bascially its all the past papers and mark schemes put in a table format. Enjoy….

    • Alex says:

      Brilliant Resources, thank you so much for posting these!

      Any chance you could email the above file (ocr gcse computing past papers and mark schemes in table format), as I am unable to access it from the link you have provided.

      Also could you send me the example video for the computer systems unit?



  24. Bernard Capel says:

    Hi. Loved your posters and resources. Hate to be a spoilsport but no Linus Torvalds? (Linux (Kernel) ). Nevertheless, fantastic stuff.

  25. CCL says:

    Hi, excellent SoW thanks for sharing.
    Quick question regarding your Unit 4 – you said – Note: According to Edexcel the final lesson in this unit should be on instructions, however we are leaving this lesson until we begin to introduce the LMC. Did you mean According to OCR and not Edexcel?

  26. CCL says:

    Excellent – thanks. Hope you had a good Easter break.

  27. Michelle says:

    Thank you very much! It is very much appreciated.

  28. Dave Clarke says:

    Thank you, brilliant resources, are you planning resources for 452 and 453?

  29. Paul says:

    Thanks for sharing some good ideas. I particularly like your Unit 4 workbook.

  30. Great work here, without people like you there would be a lot of struggling teachers out there!

  31. Kara says:

    I have downloaded the posters, thank you, they are brilliant

  32. matt says:

    Hi fantastic resource. Will you be adding the rest of the theory unit?

  33. Paul says:

    I have been creating an interactive PDF version of your Unit 4 booklet if any use to you, let me know and I can mail it over. Some elements like the drawing aspects wont be interactive of course, but most are done now.

  34. Adeola says:

    Thank you for the amazing resources!!

  35. Great resources. I’ve also uploaded my first year of Computing resources to: http://www.gfscomputing.net/curriculum.html

  36. Also been developing a resource bank of wall display posters for Computing. There are over 200 here:
    I love your posters so let me know if it’s OK to add yours to the online collection?

  37. Kathryn says:

    Thank you for the excellent resources!!!

  38. Andy S says:

    Thank you for sharing these resources! They are incredibly helpful.

  39. Dee says:

    Thank you for the sharing these brillant resources.

  40. Zahid says:

    Many thanks for sharing good practice…it’s a good start delivering a new course.

  41. sd says:

    Just what I’ve been looking for

  42. EmmaS says:

    Hi – thanks for sharing these, they’re amazing.
    I have used some of your information to make a revision sheet for my year 10 class. Is it ok if i upload it to CAS? I will mention your website in the comment πŸ™‚

  43. LJ says:

    Great resources, I’m doing supply work for a few weeks and nothing in place! A great help, thanks heaps

  44. Seema says:

    These resource are a life saver, Could i please to see the example for your video for the computer systems unit. Do you have a link to it please?

  45. Stephen O'Brien says:

    I retired 3 years ago but now Computing is back you can’t keep me from the classroom. I am so impressed and hope my Grandchildren are fortunate to have a teacher as fantastic as you

  46. Didi says:

    Fantastic resources, you have saved me hours of work. Thank you soo much.

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