Computer Science

This video shows how we assess programming skills in Computer Science (GCSE/AS/A-level) and how to correctly apply the mark schemes. The subtle differences in how mark schemes are applied to handwritten program code (GCSE) and that produced in an IDE (AS/A-level) are also considered.

We use examples of student work to illustrate the application of the mark scheme and also give you the opportunity to write your own mark schemes in response to the answers we provide.

Questions you may want to think about

  • How can you use these insights to prepare your learners for exams?
  • Do your internal assessments reflect the approach of the exam? To what extent do you want them to?
  • What’s the most important or surprising thing that you’ve learned? How might it influence your teaching?

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