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This publication is available at https://uk/government/publications/gcse-changes-a-summary/summary-of-changes-to-gcses-from-2015 New subject. At least 16 mandatory practical activities, confirmed by school statement.15% of exam marks test understanding of practical work.20% of exam marks test maths skills.
It is sensible however to divide the subject into modules despite the exam system used.
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Until this week, coursework made up one fifth of the marks for all GCSE Computer Science students’ grades in that subject.Ofqual chief executive Sally Collier said: “We are pleased that so many teachers and students took the time to respond to our consultation.A clear majority of respondents agree that there are currently shortcomings with the non-exam assessment that could unfairly advantage some students.We’re the UK’s most recommended online GCSE and A Level provider, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent student reviews.We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 98 countries.You don’t need any previous qualifications to enrol on our GCSE/IGCSE courses, so whether you’re looking to address gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.Studying online gives you the freedom you need to take control of your learning - no matter how busy your life is.“While the tasks themselves will no longer contribute to students’ grades, we strongly believe that learning about a high-level programming language and having the opportunity to show how it can be used to solve problems is hugely important.“We believe these changes will make the qualification as fair as it can be for all students.” We announced today that non-exam assessment will not count to the final 9 to 1 grade in GCSE computer science.More information:https://t.co/odm VMWni Ww We know not everyone will agree with the decision but most respondents (75%) to our consultation thought changes should be made — Ofqual (@ofqual) January 8, 2018 reported one student asked online for help designing a piece of software.Soon enough the first response came in with a full solution. Ofqual described how a “simple search” for a key requirement of a task on one popular forum brought up more than 40 pages of results.