Computer Science December Update

Thu Dec 07 00:00:00 UTC 2023

Please find the December update here any questions please contact me directly.

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Join us as an Examiner

Excellent opportunity to join this growing team and gain invaluable CPD.

A GCSE -Computer Science (2020 Specification) Examiner will mark candidates’ responses in accordance with the pre-defined mark scheme, whilst adhering to conditions of recognition and examination procedures.  A high level of subject knowledge is necessary in order to apply the mark scheme. Each examiner will receive an agreed allocation of scripts.

Please note that if you wish to be considered you must have experience with Python Computer Language for 1CP2 02.

Responsibilities

  • To mark accurately and consistently to ensure overall standards are maintained
  • To submit samples to your Team Leader at designated times
  • To ensure milestones for marking are adhered to
  • To ensure all administration is completed as specified

Experience/qualifications needed

  • You will have one academic year's worth of teaching experience: a. within the last 8 years b. within the relevant qualification and subject
  • You will have a degree or equivalent
  • You will be a qualified teacher
  • You will have experience in Python

Appllication Link

Facebook now at 2032 members

We have now over 2000 colleagues involved in a vibrant and active group on Facebook please join the group and benefit from free conversations and helpful cooperation.

Pearson Edexcel Computer Science Facebook Group

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Free teacher access to Pearson’s online GCSE revision.

We're here to help your GCSE Computer Science students have the best chance to succeed with online revision from the exam experts.

Pearson Revise Online gives every student the same access to all their revision guides for Pearson Edexcel and AQA subjects. All in one place online, with quick quizzes and knowledge checks to help them prioritise their learning.

This year, teachers can get free access to the platform to use in front-of-class revision lessons in the run-up to mocks.

Discover Pearson Revise Online today

Preparing for the Summer Exam

This event is broken down into three parts. Part 1 will summarise the requirements of Components 1 and 2 and then focus on the logistics and setup of the onscreen component. Part two will look at a range of question types, providing guidance on how best to approach these questions with suitable examples. The final part is a live Q&A session where you have the opportunity to speak to the trainer and ask any questions you may have to help you prepare for the summer exams.

If you are delivering, or are considering delivering, our 2020 Computer Science specification and have not already been contacted please complete the Intention to offer form below.

Intention to offer

Please join the 2000 colleagues currently active in the Facebook group for this qualification it is teachers only and provides the platform for free and open sharing of views resources and opinions.

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Computer Science Facebook Group

Summer 2022 and 2023 assessment series demonstrated that we have improved accessibility on Paper 1 and the new Paper 2 performed really well. We are in line with other AOs in terms of outcomes. The question now is, why would everyone not, adopt our specification? – if you are convinced, please do make sure you spread the word among colleagues, moving to our specification is easily done as so much of the content is the same or similar and the practical programming aspect of our spec and the lack of a special pseudocode language are motives enough!

Feedback on 2022 paper 1 and paper 2 is available on our website

Let me know of any colleagues that would like to chat!

Appointments can be made using this link.

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