Long Answer Questions

There is usually a question on the first paper of the OCR GCSE in Computer Science that requires a longer answer and is worth up to 8 marks.

The marks for these questions are awarded in three bands - to get into the top band you need to include both sides of the argument and/or include both positive and negative aspects of the application of technology in that particular field.

Try to include examples related to the points you are trying to make. Even if you are short of specific examples, there are some generic points that you can make for most contexts:

For a list of possible examples, have a look at my list of impact stories in the news. You might also find something of use in my blog, Modern Life is Rubbish.