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Hi im studying computer science and im going into year 11 but when i started the computer science i had no clue.and in the class is mostly programming and i don't even know how to program its been a year and i F*ck pretty bad.And im going to be in year 11 now do you think i can start to learn how to program and do you think i can get a good grade.
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do you do ocr? programming came to no use in the course, i was bad at it my self and both the exams we did like 3 weeks ago consisted of theory work.
the NEA got cancelled for us
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Hi im studying computer science and im going into year 11 but when i started the computer science i had no clue.and in the class is mostly programming and i don't even know how to program its been a year and i F*ck pretty bad.And im going to be in year 11 now do you think i can start to learn how to program and do you think i can get a good grade.
Well you have the summer holidays to improve skills. I'd recommend using Codecademy.com, it's really useful to learn coding.
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do you do ocr? programming came to no use in the course, i was bad at it my self and both the exams we did like 3 weeks ago consisted of theory work.
the NEA got cancelled for us
I did OCR this year too, and the fact that the NEA kind of did render programming a bit useless. But paper 2 had a crazy amount of algorithm questions to make up for the NEA and learning to program will help with algorithmic thinking.
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8 months out my exam i didnt have a clue on earth of anything in computer science. I learnt programming for like 2 months and understood it for my controlled assesment. I learnt 90% of the theory in my april 2 week holiday and came out of my computer science exam answering every question confidently except 1. I think i might get an 8/9.
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Hi im studying computer science and im going into year 11 but when i started the computer science i had no clue.and in the class is mostly programming and i don't even know how to program its been a year and i F*ck pretty bad.And im going to be in year 11 now do you think i can start to learn how to program and do you think i can get a good grade.
https://assets.publishing.service.go...nsultation.pdf

The NEA is most likely going to be cancelled for you as well, so as long as you're not planning on taking computer science at A-level, I'd say, if you just understand the basics of computational thinking, and pseudocode, you'll be fine.
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Well you have the summer holidays to improve skills. I'd recommend using Codecademy.com, it's really useful to learn coding.
Thank you for answering my question . is python hard to learn? And computer science . Also can you give me any tips
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I did OCR this year too, and the fact that the NEA kind of did render programming a bit useless. But paper 2 had a crazy amount of algorithm questions to make up for the NEA and learning to program will help with algorithmic thinking.
yh paper 2 was full of algorithms but they were written question ones, not many actual writing algorithms.
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https://assets.publishing.service.go...nsultation.pdf

The NEA is most likely going to be cancelled for you as well, so as long as you're not planning on taking computer science at A-level, I'd say, if you just understand the basics of computational thinking, and pseudocode, you'll be fine.
what is NEA and what do you mean cancelled
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Thank you for answering my question . is python hard to learn? And computer science . Also can you give me any tips
Python is relatively easy compared to other programming languages. For computer science revision, I used:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7sId99cuwV_Z3T

Tips? I'd recommend learning things like Fetch Decode Execute cycle early and memorise the process. Learn basic definitions and the rest is basically using that link above.
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what is NEA and what do you mean cancelled
NEA stands for a Non-Exam Assessment, which most people know as coursework. The NEA normally gives people a chance to bump up their grades, as they can apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario.

It was cancelled for us, the 2018 series, because of malpractice- people were discussing the NEA online, so Ofqual decided that it would be annulled and not count towards the final raw marks.

In the report above, they say that they plan to not do the NEA next year either as, in Computer Science, it's susceptible to malpractice.
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NEA stands for a Non-Exam Assessment, which most people know as coursework. The NEA normally gives people a chance to bump up their grades, as they can apply their knowledge to a real-world scenario.

It was cancelled for us, the 2018 series, because of malpractice- people were discussing the NEA online, so Ofqual decided that it would be annulled and not count towards the final raw marks.

In the report above, they say that they plan to not do the NEA next year either as, in Computer Science, it's susceptible to malpractice.
is that going to make it harder
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Did OCR Computer Science in GCSE. Got A*. Learnt some python using CodeAcademy for coursework and studied most of the content through past papers. The earlier you start learning programming the better.

Currently in year 13 doing AQA Computer Science and it’s making me want to die.
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is that going to make it harder
Well, it could go both ways.

You would probably get less overall raw marks, realistically. Everyone would. That's just because of the nature of the NEA- it's fairly easy, and for some people, it's the thing that helps them pass. However, if most people get overall low raw marks, grade boundaries are going to be lower.

It will become clear when the grade boundaries come out for the 2018 series.
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yo i'm done with these resources so peace

- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v5a...ew?usp=sharing
- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GdS...ew?usp=sharing
- https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...R2?usp=sharing

Also check this guy out he is the plug when it comes to Computer science:
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsB...ZeHwg/featured

Finally buy these books they saved many lives:
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput...er+science+9-1
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/GCSE-Comput...er+science+9-1
- https://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-GCSE-9-...ogramming+book


The one above is a programming book it is amazing truss.

This is a great website but you may have to convince your school to pay a subscription but it is great:
- http://www.teach-ict.com/2016/GCSE_C...J276_home.html


For programming check this out :
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxC...6oAMk4JHw91mC_ (never used as much cuz NEA was cancelled Thank God but nevertheless check him out)

Finally good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well, it could go both ways.

You would probably get less overall raw marks, realistically. Everyone would. That's just because of the nature of the NEA- it's fairly easy, and for some people, it's the thing that helps them pass. However, if most people get overall low raw marks, grade boundaries are going to be lower.

It will become clear when the grade boundaries come out for the 2018 series.
ok thanks for youre help any key tips on how to revise for computer science and can we keep it touch bro
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check out my links took so long to develop a great strategy
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ok thanks for youre help any key tips on how to revise for computer science and can we keep it touch bro
1. Learn the legislation (DPA, Copyright and Patents, Computer Misuse, Creative Commons, FOI, etc.)
2. Honestly, teach yourself the spec. I've spoken to people on TSR, and it seems that so many CompSci teachers are Economics graduates that don't have much experience in the subject.

To help you, use the specification as a guide. Here are the different specifications:

Pearson Edexcel 1CP1: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...ec-updated.pdf
OCR J276: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/225975-...ience-j276.pdf
AQA 8520: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resource...20-SP-2016.PDF
WJEC (NEW WALES): http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications...?language_id=1
WJEC Eduqas (NEW ENGLAND): http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualificatio...?language_id=1


Use the specification as a to-do list of the things you need to know. Don't work too hard on programming, because it's likely (although I can't guarantee) that it will be annulled again.
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