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1 ICT & Computing What are the changes? Mike Wills, ICT & Computing Subject Specialist

2 AS/A2 Computer Science First teaching: Sept 2015 Overview (A2): Computer systems (2.5 hour paper, 140 marks) - 40% Algorithms & programming (2.5 hour paper, 140 marks) – 40% Programming project (CA, 70 marks) – 20% First AS exams: June 2016 First A2 exams: June 2017 Draft specification and resources: h046-h446-from-2015/

3 GCSE Computer Science First teaching: Sept 2016 DFE will release the content to all exam boards shortly. The structure could follow that of the A2: More emphasis on programming 80% exam (still to be confirmed) A more academic subject Included in the EBACC as a Science First exams: June 2018 Transition resources will be produced by OCR Further expo’s to follow *Last teaching of current specification: Sept 2015 (exam June 2017) Current specification and resources:

4 ICT Ofqual recently announced that ICT will be considered for redevelopment First teaching from Sept 2017 Therefore, last teaching of current specification: Sept 2016 (exam June 2018) What will this new qualification look like? An academic subject, 100% exam? Follow the structure of the GCE/GCSE CS More information about the GCSE & GCE reform from Ofqual: Current specifications (Entry level, GCSE, GCE, applied GCE):

5 Timeline First teaching of GCSE CS First teaching of AS/A2 CS First teaching of new ICT quals First GCSE exams for CS First A2 exams for CS First AS exams for CS Final cohort for existing AS/A2 CS Final cohort for existing GCSE CS EXISTING NEW Final A2 exams for existing CS Final AS exams for existing CS June 2015 Sept 2015 June 2016 Sept 2016 June 2017 Sept 2017 June 2018 Sept 2014 Final cohort for existing ICT quals Final exams for GCSE CS Final exams for existing ICT quals

6 Thank you for listening… We’re always very happy to have further discussions outside of this meeting, @ocr_ICT


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