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GCSE COMPUTING Dan Gardner Session Objectives Gain an overview of the Computer Science curriculum at Key Stage 4 (GCSE). Understand.

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1 GCSE COMPUTING Dan Gardner

2 Session Objectives Gain an overview of the Computer Science curriculum at Key Stage 4 (GCSE). Understand the assessment framework for the OCR GCSE Computing course.

3 GCSE Computer Science courses

4 Available Resources

5 OCR Specification & Assessment A451: “Computer Systems & Programming” 90 minute exam paper A452: “Practical Investigation” 20 hour Controlled Assessment A453: “Programming Project” 20 hour Controlled Assessment

6 Example Assessment Materials

7 Computer Programming is required Learning to program is fun! (for a logical thinker)

8 Variable Constant Assignment Boolean String Integer Real Number Array Operator Sequence Condition Iteration Count Loop Condition Loop Programming Concepts (OCR spec)

9 Finding out more… Exam Board Websites: Specification (what do we need to teach?) Sample assessment materials (past exam papers, etc) CAS Community Website: Unofficial “official” guides to introducing GCSE Computer Science Teaching resources Discussion of strategic approaches


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