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OCR GCSE Computer Science

GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Teacher & Student Workbook Bundle for OCR J276
James Franklin

76 Readings, Worksheets and Answer sheets

sheet samples

Keep track of student progress

progress sheets





GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Workbooks (Student & Teacher) – 4th Edition – New Edition

for OCR – ISBN  9781911518051

Readings, questions and answers for all theory topics –

Just £139+VAT £104.25+VAT (site licence)


three sheetsWhether new to Computing or an experienced teacher, we could all do with saving time by not having to prepare resources. This GCSE Computing Workbook is built with teachers in mind. It saves you time by providing you with a bank of resources to improve lessons and increase student achievement. Setting homework, activities or meaningful cover becomes easy.

  • Ideal for homework
  • Makes setting cover easy
  • Concise readings cover all topics
  • Perfect for revision
  • Lots for students to do – a staggering 1500 marks available in 77 worksheets
  • Full coverage of both new OCR (9-1) GCSE examinations, J276/01 and J276/02

This new edition consists of one workbook for students and another for teachers which contains the answers. This makes it easy to share with students even if you don’t want them to see the answers.


The PDFs contain:

  • 77 Readings
  • 77 Corresponding question and answer sheets
  • 77 Answer sheets
  • Each question and answer sheet has 10 marks for easier questions and 10 marks for harder questions – suitable for differentiation
  • Every sheet is out of 20 marks making it easy to calculate percentages for student feedback and school requests for data
  • 8 bonus crosswords covering key programming terminology
  • All pages are black and white for copying on any printer or photocopier
  • Answer sheets for teachers contain workings for calculations and explanations of harder questions – ensuring you’re not caught out
  • All questions easy to mark and suitable for peer marking to allow learners to progress and save you time
  • The full site licence allows you to use the book  however you want within your institution – print, copy or upload to your VLE or learning platform (as long as it is only available to students in your institution – e.g. behind a password).
What’s New?

What’s NEW in the 4th edition?

Further improvements for the 4th edition:

  • Reading and question errors fixed
  • An additional worksheet on Records from a programming data structure perspective
  • Formatting errors fixed
  • Worksheet order, titles and numbers remain the same for easy transition from 3rd edition

What’s NEW in the 3rd edition?

Improvements based on teacher feedback and use in the classroom:

  • Two books – allows you to share the readings/questions without sharing the answers
  • 29 brand new sheets for the new specification
  • Over 25% more content than the 2nd Edition
  • All sheets proof-read again
  • A spreadsheet to record student progress (see the download tab to download now)
  • A sheet at the front of the book for students to record their own progress
  • A space for students to write their name if you use individual photocopies
  • Sheets separated into sections of each exam
  • Worksheets which are the same as 2nd Edition have the same questions in case you started teaching in year 9 and want consistency
  • Higher quality images

Below are eight samples of the workbook. Each sample contains the full reading, questions and answers. You do not need to buy the workbook to get full use out of the downloads.

To record progress of students through the workbook, download the below spreadsheet for free.

Progress Markbook (xls)

tracking sheet


In total 77 topics are covered. Each topic has one reading, one question sheet to fill in and one answer sheet. Programming theory follows the new style of pseudo-code used by OCR in examinations.

Computer Systems (J276/01)

  1. Computer Systems
  2. Computer Architecture
  3. The CPU
  4. The CPU 2
  5. Coding Instructions
  6. RAM, ROM & Virtual Memory
  7. Storage Technologies & Media
  8. Storage Devices
  9. Network Classifications & Server Types
  10. The Internet
  11. The Internet 2
  12. Network Types
  13. Network Hardware
  14. Network topologies
  15. Network Protocols
  16. Network communication
  17. Ethernet and Network layers
  18. WiFi & Encryption
  19. Computer Security – Methods of Attack
  20. Computer Security – Methods of Attack 2
  21. Computer Security – Malware
  22. Computer Security – Malware 2
  23. Computer Security – People
  24. Operating systems
  25. Utility system software
  26. Legislation
  27. Ethics, Culture and the Environment
  28. Open Source and Proprietary Software

Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming (J276/02)

  1. Decomposition
  2. Abstraction
  3. Algorithmic thinking
  4. Linear & Binary Searches
  5. Sorting 1 – Bubble sort
  6. Sorting 2 – Insertion sort
  7. Sorting 3 – Merge sort
  8. Flow diagrams 1
  9. Flow diagrams 2
  10. Assignment, Variables, Constants & Sequences
  11. Data Types
  12. Inputs, Outputs & Casting
  13. Numeric Operations
  14. IF Statements & Boolean Operators
  15. Nested IF & CASE-SELECT statements
  16. WHILE & REPEAT Loops
  17. FOR Loops
  18. Arrays
  19. 2D Arrays
  20. String Manipulation
  21. String Manipulation 2
  22. File Operations
  23. Procedures
  24. Functions
  25. Databases
  26. SQL
  27. Authentication, Misuse Prevention & Contingencies
  28. Validation & Verification
  29. Comments & Readability
  30. Errors & Testing
  31. Computing units
  32. Binary
  33. Binary to Denary Conversions
  34. Denary to Binary Conversions
  35. Binary Addition
  36. Hexadecimal to denary conversions
  37. Denary to hexadecimal conversions
  38. Hexadecimal and binary conversions
  39. Binary shifts
  40. Logic gates
  41. ASCII
  42. Unicode
  43. Images & Pixels
  44. Image size
  45. Digitising sound
  46. Compression & Internet File Formats
  47. Assemblers, Compilers & Interpreters
  48. IDEs
  49. Records

james-franklinJames Franklin has a degree in Computing from Imperial College, London, a PGCE in ICT Education from Brighton University and an MA in Computing in Education from King’s College London. He has taught Computing A-level and GCSE for over 8 years in Chichester High School for Boys, LVS Ascot and Royal Russell School. James is passionate about helping teachers to teach Computer Science. Outside of this he enjoys photography and travel.

He tweets about Computer Science: @jfranklinedu

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GCSE Computing Workbook Price: £139+VAT


  • 2 PDF files – available for immediate download – containing:
  • 77 reading, question and answer pages
  • 8 Crosswords and solutions
  • Full site licence
  • No restrictions on copying or printing within your licensed institution

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Your text is the only resource I found that actually made students do lots of things to check their understanding. Definitely the best one out there. 2nd Edition

Mark ThornberDurham Johnston Comprehensive

The 4th Edition contains two downloadable PDF files for the teacher and student versions.

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“The OCR GCSE Computer Science worksheets are absolutely fantastic. They have saved me time, but I do not feel guilty because the quality is exceptional. I know my students are getting first class revision and assessment resources.” 4th Edition

Alastair BarkerTrafalgar School

I use your worksheets all the time and across year groups. Definitely one of my most valued resources! 4th Edition

Jackie MacDonaldTeacher of Computer Science, Glenalmond College

Really good resource, have the book and been using them a couple of years – worth the purchase. 2nd Edition

Justin HigginsComputing Teacher, Norfolk

I have had a student ask me if she could have another complete set of the reading sheets for revision… My students have been issued an expensive text book,  so this request is a great endorsement of your work! 2nd Edition

Mark BerryNonsuch High School for Girls

I am using the book with 120 students and it is great for quick self/peer assessment tasks  AQA 2nd Edition

Nicola MounseyCurriculum Coordinator Technology; CAS Master Teacher

Superb resource set, really clear presentation. Thank you. 2nd Edition

Alan Phoenix HollandSubject Leader, Sawston Village College

I have used your book at GCSE and it is a fantastic resource.

I think what the students loved about your GCSE booklet was the way in which it was laid out, in an easy to understand booklet format with plenty of exam questions etc. 2nd Edition

Tom SparrowWilmington Grammar School for Boys

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