OCR ICT to CS

Report
ICT & Computing
What are the changes?
Mike Wills, ICT & Computing Subject Specialist
AS/A2 Computer Science
First teaching: Sept 2015
Overview (A2):
• Computer systems (2.5 hour paper, 140 marks) - 40%
• Algorithms & programming (2.5 hour paper, 140 marks) – 40%
• Programming project (CA, 70 marks) – 20%
First AS exams: June 2016
First A2 exams: June 2017
Draft specification and resources:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-computer-scienceh046-h446-from-2015/
GCSE Computer Science
First teaching: Sept 2016
DFE will release the content to all exam boards shortly.
The structure could follow that of the A2:
• More emphasis on programming
• 80% exam (still to be confirmed)
• A more academic subject
Included in the EBACC as a Science
First exams: June 2018
Transition resources will be produced by OCR
Further expo’s to follow
*Last teaching of current specification: Sept 2015 (exam June 2017)
Current specification and resources:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computing-j275-from-2012/
ICT
Ofqual recently announced that ICT will be considered for redevelopment
First teaching from Sept 2017
Therefore, last teaching of current specification: Sept 2016 (exam June 2018)
What will this new qualification look like?
• An academic subject, 100% exam?
• Follow the structure of the GCE/GCSE CS
More information about the GCSE & GCE reform from Ofqual:
http://comment.ofqual.gov.uk/completing-gcse-as-and-a-level-reform/
Current specifications (Entry level, GCSE, GCE, applied GCE):
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/ict/
Timeline
EXISTING
NEW
Final cohort for existing AS/A2 CS
Sept
2014
Final AS exams for existing CS
June
2015
Final cohort for existing GCSE CS
Sept
2015
First teaching of AS/A2 CS
Final A2 exams for existing CS
June
2016
First AS exams for CS
Final cohort for existing ICT quals
Sept
2016
First teaching of GCSE CS
Final exams for GCSE CS
June
2017
First A2 exams for CS
Sept
2017
First teaching of new ICT quals
June
2018
First GCSE exams for CS
Final exams for existing ICT quals
Thank you for listening…
We’re always very happy to have further discussions
outside of this meeting,
01223 553998
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@ocr_ICT

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