Computer Science September Update
I hope results met your expectations and I am sure some are busy looking at the possibility of Reviews of Marking through the Post Results Services. I hope all of you have had a rejuvenating summer break and are looking forward to a new school year..
We are holding a second Network event for Computer Science GCSE it is set for 16:00 on the 26th September 2023.
We have a panel of your peers lined up to discuss their experience of moving to our specification and it will be an excellent opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. Please pass the link to this event to any teacher who you think may be interested to join and learn about our approaqch. Please regisiter below:
Post Results Services
If you're not happy with your students' results this summer, you should take the following steps:
- View the grade boundaries, question papers, mark schemes and examiner reports for the paper/qualification concerned.
- View your students’ scripts using our free access to scripts service. NB. This is available only for Paper 1
- Log in to ResultsPlus to see how your students have performed on every question and compare their performance to the national average. For Paper 2 we will provide more detailed data via your exams officer - please contact them to access this 'Item Level Mark Breakdown'.
- If you are still unhappy with your students' results, you may apply for a review of marking via our post-results services.
Full details of all our post-results services are available on our website.
Post-results support for students
We have a dedicated web page for student post-results support. Please forward this link to your students where they can find information on the services for students.
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.
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.
Please join the 1,960 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.
Summer 2022 demonstrated that we have improved accessibility on Paper 1 and the new Paper 2 performed really well. We are now in line with other AOs in terms of grade boundaries and grade statistics. 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 Pseudocode language are motives enough!
Let me know of any colleagues that would like to chat!