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Computer Science July Update

18 June 2024

I hope all your students will have had successful exam outcomes!! Please find here helpful information and news, as always if you have any questions contact me directly.

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May/June 2024 exam feedback

As we come towards the end of the exam series, we would like you to share your feedback on this year's exam papers.

We wish to provide students with the best possible exam experience, and your insights are crucial in helping us achieve this goal. If you're a teacher whose students have taken any of our exams in the May/June 2024 series, we are eager to hear your thoughts.

Your feedback will play a vital role in shaping the future of our qualifications and assessments. Your input will be shared with our senior examiners and across our subject teams to help us continuously improve future assessments and enhance the exam experience for students.

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Please watch this short case study video

Pete Dring, Head of Computer Science at Fulford School, tells us about the school’s experience of teaching Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science.

Pearson Edexcel GCSE Computer Science case study: Fulford School
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28 June Computer Science in Schools Conference

I will be attending the Computer Science in Schools Conference at Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire University and The NCCE are excited to present the annual Computer Science in Schools Conference more information below:

Computer Science in Schools Conference.

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3rd July Craig 'n' Dave & Friends Conference 2024

I will be attending this conference at At Bromsgrove School, B61 7DU, see more information for the conference at their website

Craig 'n' Dave Conference

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Recording of Paper 2 Preparation Event  - 24th April 2024

We met with Exams Officers, Teachers and IT support colleagues to discuss getting ready for Paper 2.. The presentation that accompanied the event can be obtained below:

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Recording of Network event 19th March 2024 with Mission Encodeable

Recent students Harry and Anna who are currently in Year 12 studying A Level Computer Science presented their Mission Encodeable resources and answered questions about their experience of GCSE Computer Science.

Mission Encodeable

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Recording of CAS Network event 27 Feb 2024 from 16:00 to 17:00

This session would be excellent for any teachers who would like to know more about this approach so that they can consider the use of this for their students. Unfortunately some elements were not captured at the time of recording - please do get in touch if you want further detail.

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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 2131 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

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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

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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.

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