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December updates

Hi Colleague

Christmas is here! Autumn term is always a busy one – and this has been no exception.

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to attend our J277 Computer Science update Teacher Networks. Your feedback has been invaluable.

Just a quick reminder that signing up for email updates is the best way to keep up-to-date – so if you have colleagues please ensure they “tick the box”.

On a festive note, Vinay, Raj and myself would like to say thank you to you all for using our qualifications. It continues to be our pleasure to support you over each academic year.

We hope that you have a good rest over the festive season. Do let us know which list you were on this year!

If you have an exceptionally awesome “tech” present – do feel free to tweet it @OCR_ICT

See you in the New Year!

Ceredig, Raj and Vinay
Computer Science and IT Subject Team
01223 553998

GCSE (9-1) Computer Science video
OCR Computer Science

Following extensive feedback, you told us you wanted stability, consistency, minimal change and flexibility.

That’s why, following the recent Ofqual consultation, we've kept things simple.

Take a look at our NEW short video which highlights some of the updates to our GCSE (9-1) Computer Science. 

Watch video

Creative iMedia candidate exemplar

The candidate exemplar for Creative iMedia unit R081: Pre-production skills is now available to download securely from Interchange.

You can also download the exemplar from the qualification page under Assessment.

Download R081 exemplar 

Creative iMedia Candidate exemplar
Information Technologies improvement to the set assignment
Information Technologies improvement to set assignment

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey about Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies. 

As a result of your feedback, we have made some improvements to the set assignment.

Find out what we've improved

Project Quantum - free multiple choice quizzes for Computer Science

We've been working with CAS Project Quantum to bring you over 10,000 crowd sourced Computer Science quizzes.

These are free for you and your students and are available on the Diagnostic Questions site. You can use them with students to identify their learning and progress, create schemes of work and link multiple choice quizzes from your chosen topic. 

OCR Computer Science Quantum project

Create a free account using your school contact details. Please contact EEDI directly or email us for more information.

Access questions and quizzes

How to Program in Python for A Level Computer Science
OCR Computer Science A Level Programming

Join us in February for an Improving you delivery Professional Development event where we'll focus on how to program in Python for A Level Computer Science.

The day will explore advanced skills in Python, implementation of programming techniques, delivery of Python and ideas for teaching programming techniques to A Level candidates.

Book your place

Understanding the Assessment - Making the Grade

Join us next term for a Making the Grade event for Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia or Information Technologies.

These events will help you understand the assessment of the internal units for Cambridge Nationals and support your learning on how to correctly apply the marking criteria.

Making the Grade for Creative iMedia and Info Tech

With the opportunity to focus on real student work and engage with the Lead/Principal Moderator, these day-long events will enable you, alongside other teachers to share tips and good practice.

Book for Creative iMedia   Book for Information Technologies