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If you’re teaching GCSE Computing, the exciting new Cambridge GCSE Computing Online offers you an excellent free resource through Cogbooks. With its adaptive learning technology, this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) will support the teaching of the new computing curriculum in schools. Its practical design also enables you to create classes, invite students to them and view your students’ progress.
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In January 2013, the government announced that GCSE Computing will count as a science option in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) for secondary school league tables from 2014 (published in January 2015) – alongside Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Any student who sits any three of the four separate sciences and achieves at least a C in two of them will meet the science requirement of the EBacc.
Science plus Additional Science will still count towards the EBacc as an alternative combination. Computing cannot be substituted for Science or Additional Science in this combination.
The final assessment opportunity for this qualification (J275) will be summer 2017.
This qualification has been redeveloped for first teaching in September 2016. To find out more visit our new qualification page below.
We've involved teachers and consulted with key partners in the computing teaching community throughout the development process. We've done this so that our specification, support materials and publisher resources will provide you with everything you need to teach this qualification with confidence.
OCR has endorsed or recommended the following resources for use with this specification. For more information about endorsed or recommended resources, visit our endorsement page. Note: OCR is not responsible for the contents of third party sites.
A comprehensive online resource for Python and Pygame, this covers the basics of programming and goes into more complex features of game design in an intuitive and engaging way. Includes videos, assessments and worksheets all for free.