Redefining revision as continual practice

Content update for GCSE Computer Science courses

New programming questions have been added matching the format of real exams.

  • Edexcel GCSE (1CP2):
    • new topic: 6.1-6.6 Practical programming tasks.
    • 20 new paper 2 style Python questions that are also matched to levels in TIME 2 CODE.
    • new marking ranges for questions to include programming questions up to 15 marks.
    • marking now includes option buttons for 0, 1, 2, or 3 marks to be awarded for solution design, good programming practices and functionality.
  • OCR GCSE (J277):
    • 54 new 2.1.2 Designing, creating and refining algorithms questions.
    • 8-mark questions now all use the "Discuss" command word.
    • Presentation of the 8-mark questions accurately reflects the style in past papers.
  • AQA GCSE (8525):
    • Questions about methods or functions are now always presented as pseudocode using the "Subject Specific Vocabulary" guidance. Additional explanations about the syntax of the command shown is given when it may be different from real high-level language code. This should reduce confusion between real code in Python, C# or VB.net that students are learning and how questions may be presented in the exam using pseudocode.