Computer Science March Update | Pearson qualifications

Computer Science March Update

3 March 2023

I hope you had a relaxing Half Term. We are getting ready now for the year ahead with some results in March and later with summer exams and coursework deadlines. I hope these notes will provide support and help you in the weeks to come.

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I attended the 'I Love Computing' conference in North London last weekend and it was so refreshing to see so many enthusiastic Computer Science teachers attend thank you Gladesmore Community School for hosting.

MrBrady at Conference

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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!

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

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The PLS Version 4 is now on the wesbite see the link below. It is largely unchanged but has introducted some clarifications – there has been no increase in the scope being required – we developed a changes document right along side it to summarise precisely where any changes have been made, I am sure you will all be satisfied that this represents a consistent approach.


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