News story: Future assessment of GCSE computer science

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Ofqual today (5 November) launched a consultation on long-term arrangements for the assessment of programming skills in GCSE computer science.

Earlier this year, following consultation, we changed the assessment arrangements for GCSE computer science because of evidence that the confidentiality of some of the programming tasks had been compromised. These revised arrangements mean that for students taking exams in 2019 and 2020 their GCSE computer science grades will be based on their exam performance alone.

We discussed with teachers and subject associations the ways by which students’…

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