Anyone doing Year 10 GCSE Computing is likely to have to do redo their coursework... Watch

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This seems crazy :eek:

Feel sorry for any year 10s doing OCR Computing GCSE

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/06...-stranded.aspx
http://agent4change.net/policy/curriculum/2251
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That is so unfair!
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This is likely to effect my younger brother.
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At 12.30 today (Monday June 30) I received the following comment from the Media Relations Manager at Cambridge Assessment:
“A notice was posted to the OCR website on Friday which stated that tasks for OCR’s J275 GCSE Computing units A452 and A453 are being withdrawn with immediate effect because there are a number of websites promoting worked answers for the live controlled assessment tasks. The notice was posted in error before we had finished consulting with internal and external stakeholders and it has therefore been taken down. We apologise for any confusion caused as a result of this mistake. We will inform centres by 12 noon tomorrow (Tuesday July 1) of our final decision.”
This would appear to support the suggestion in the original piece that the 'takedown' was largely as a result of too-early posting on the website. Given that the process of distribution to schools is stated to be achieved by noon tomorrow, however, it seems unlikely that there will be a radical rethink in the decision.
So it seems the decision has not been made final yet but it looks like it will be.

Does anyone know which websites he's talking about that are promoting the answers to the controlled assessments? I know we have a hardline on no discussion of them on TSR.


The main problem is the exam boards need to realise the internet is there and people will use it.

For my A level Computing coursework we just did separate projects within a set guideline and kept other things for the exams so there was no way you could cheat.
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Ah damn! I did GCSE computing years ago and the coursework was a LOT of work. My brother's doing it now...he won't be happy.
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Dang, I lucked out. :eek: This just missed me! Sucks for the current year's computing students.
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(Original post by Motorbiker)
So it seems the decision has not been made final yet but it looks like it will be.

Does anyone know which websites he's talking about that are promoting the answers to the controlled assessments? I know we have a hardline on no discussion of them on TSR.


The main problem is the exam boards need to realise the internet is there and people will use it.

For my A level Computing coursework we just did separate projects within a set guideline and kept other things for the exams so there was no way you could cheat.
I'm going to guess it was WikiBooks, but I haven't checked.

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I feel so sorry for GCSE computing students. The coursework is so tedious, pressurising and stressful.

I feel like one lucky git to have been in Year 11 and not in Year 10!
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Good news, looks like people who have started/finished the modules can still submit them

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28114720
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Haha, unlucky. I just missed it :P This time last year I would have been finishing up A452
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(Original post by fluteflute)
This seems crazy :eek:

Feel sorry for any year 10s doing OCR Computing GCSE

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/06...-stranded.aspx
http://agent4change.net/policy/curriculum/2251
The letter to centres says that students who have already started their controlled assessment will be able to submit it, but names will be required in September to cover this.
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(Original post by fluteflute)
This seems crazy :eek:

Feel sorry for any year 10s doing OCR Computing GCSE

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/06...-stranded.aspx
http://agent4change.net/policy/curriculum/2251
Link to some more details of the U turn here:http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/07...ssessment.aspx
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I did this Controlled Assesment, there were a variety of websites. In one instance some kid just copied and pasted the code and the questions and put it up onto Stack Overflow. It seems as though all of the A452 projects will be abandoned from now and some kind of policy that stops exemplar controlled assessments to be allowed, for current projects.

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Luckily I completed this gcse course this year. If you're looking for good revision resources then use this app which has videos for each topic.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/lear...834500876?mt=8
It's brilliant !!
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(Original post by excaliburnus)
Haha, unlucky. I just missed it :P This time last year I would have been finishing up A452
Lucky for me I completed my coursework by Easter but I did A452 like the thing with the currency converter ? Hahaha
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(Original post by MATHSPOW!!)
Lucky for me I completed my coursework by Easter but I did A452 like the thing with the currency converter ? Hahaha
We had a crap teacher who kept switching between coursework and exam topics so I finished really late. Our A452 Encryption which was a slap in the face because I expected programming, not messing about with letters and numbers haha.
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