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Does the coding for y11 september for the coding controlled assesment count as the real thing for GCSE? I am really nervous for it as I am not that strong in coding and really worried for it , so what should i do?
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It does count as the real thing as they took away any sort of course-work from computer science
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The NEA was cancelled by Ofqual as too many were cheating. You still have to do the 20 hours of coding but it contributes nothing to your grade so don't worry.

But you still have to do it.

Its good to learn programming anyway as at least one of your papers will be programming based.

Cheers.
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(Original post by lollolokjob)
The NEA was cancelled by Ofqual as too many were cheating. You still have to do the 20 hours of coding but it contributes nothing to your grade so don't worry.

But you still have to do it.

Its good to learn programming anyway as at least one of your papers will be programming based.

Cheers.
out of the 2 papers one will be written and one will be coding in paper ot in computer
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I know i have to do it but every-time i code something , i need a lot of help but is there a book to help me with coding as i don't think i can do this controlled assesment without help?
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(Original post by 14balasv)
I know i have to do it but every-time i code something , i need a lot of help but is there a book to help me with coding as i don't think i can do this controlled assesment without help?
Programming is a matter of practice - it's not something that anyone can learn from a book, nor is it something that you should expect to be able to do straight away. The simple answer is that if you take the time to practice until you become a competent programmer and be confident in your ability, then the exam will be easy.

There are a few different skills involved:
  • Analytical skills for understanding and breaking down problems into managable chunks ('divide and conquer'.
  • Computational thinking for thinking about solutions to those problems.
  • Familiarity with the programming language and tools used for actually turning the solution into a working program

All those things take time. You can familiarise yourself with the Python language and its syntax, as well as its interpreted by trying some of these lessons on Codecademy: https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python/

If you work through all of that, try getting some programming practice by trying to figure out how to solving these problems on ProjectEuler:
https://projecteuler.net/archives

Also try this free e-book for Python: https://www.py4e.com/
And use the official Python tutorial too: https://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/index.html
Useful infographic about Python errors: https://pythonforbiologists.com/29-c...s-on-one-page/

If you ever find yourself getting stuck and needing to ask a question, somebody will have almost certainly asked something very similar before and you'll probably find an answer on StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python

It helps a lot to know the terminology/jargon so that you know what to search for. Alternatively, if you need to search for a particular Python keyword, or a Python error, then type that into the search. Google'ing and searching for information is a really important programming skill when learning and trying to solve problems for yourself - you'll learn a lot by doing that; You can learn a lot by being 'stuck' on a problem and spending time digging through the internet to find solutions or just trying things and seeing what works/doesn't work and understanding why.
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no, it doesn't anymore.
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