Following feedback from teachers and as part of our accessibility principles, we're improving the question paper rubric for GCSE Computer Science J277/02: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming.
At the beginning of each question paper section we'll be adding the following timing guidance:
We're supporting students by making this small change as it provides a clearer indication of the time they should spend writing responses for each section.
This change applies to assessments taking place from the June 2024 exam series onwards.
To reflect this change to the question paper rubric, we have amended the sample question paper for GCSE Computer Science (J277/02) Computational thinking, algorithms and programming.
You can download the amended version of the sample question paper (version 1.4) from:
If you have any queries about this update please contact our Computer Science Subject Advisor team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998.