Ofqual is calling for responses to proposals on ‘how the programming skills of students taking GCSE Computer Science should be assessed’ in a new consultation launched on 5 November 2018. These are ‘longer-term’ proposals, to replace the current arrangements introduced in January 2018.
4-week consultation period: 5 November 2018 – 3 December 2018 (4pm deadline)
Ofqual consultation decision: January 2019
Ofqual states in the consultation that assessing programming skills by exam is its preferred approach. Whatever the decision announced in January 2019, we will support you through future changes. To make sure your views are reflected in our consultation response, please feel free to share your response to the consultation with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be sending out a short survey to capture your views directly.