You will need to submit a sample of work, the time recording sheet and an electronic copy of the CCS161 form. Guidance can be found on the website, through our programming project guidance document.
We have extended the existing tasks to be valid for the June 2021 examination series. The projects can be downloaded from the website, in the programming project section.
We’ve written two blogs about the updates for September 2020 first teach, Computer Science GCSE (9-1) - Please wait … we are preparing the latest version of your qualification and Your qualification is 'compiling'. You can also sign up to our newsletters. Our primary message is stability. This means accessible assessments, extra guidance and our continuing full support.
If you run a 3 year GCSE then the changes being made for a September 2020 first teach GCSE Computer Science may not have been formally confirmed. Many core components are remaining stable though, and programming will still form an important part of the curriculum. We should have a draft proposal online by September 2019. You will therefore be able to teach as normal – but be aware that, until approved by Ofqual, there may be some change still happening to the J277 Specification (first teach 2020).
The launch of the National Centre for Computing Education has allowed a wide range of subject knowledge training to be provided to teachers – either at minimal cost or free through bursaries. We would suggest that you try here in the first instance. OCR will continue to provide training and support on the delivery of the specification and understanding the examinations and assessments.
We are always on the lookout for confident trainers and excellent resource writers. You would usually be an experienced teacher of OCR qualifications, or have a proven portfolio of resources etc., to support your application. In the first instance you can check our job portal. This will allow you to register for alerts. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org as well to express your interest.
We are always on the lookout for examiners. In the first instance, you can check our job portal. This will allow you to register for alerts. Examiner applications tend to be seasonal. We have a pool of examiners. Examining is great for personal experience and training and may have a positive impact in your teaching and delivery too.
We are always open to new ideas for resources, support courses, and so on. Please email any ideas you have to email@example.com and a member of the computer science team will be able to discuss these with you. If we like the idea, we will propose it to our product resources team and hopefully then your ideas will become a reality
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