This is the new page for our updated GCSE (9-1) Computer Science qualification.
We have updated our GCSE following the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation, ready for first teaching 2020. We have kept things simple by keeping many aspects the same but have taken the opportunity, based on teacher feedback, to make some improvements too, including extra guidance in our specification.
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Video summaries of J277 GCSE (9-1) Computer Science
Our GCSE in Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.
Specification code: J277
Qualification number: 601/8355/X
First teaching 2020, with first assessment 2022
Information, getting started, case studies and support
Planning guides, teaching activities, quizzes and more
Specimen, practice and past papers, mark schemes and example answers