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GCSE students can now work on the project remotely (if you are remotely interested)

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by clickschool, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. clickschool

    clickschool New commenter

    Update from OCR:

    "Updated arrangements for GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (J276) Programming Project for 2021

    Due to the impact of Coronavirus, we know teachers have raised questions about completing the programming project for GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (J276). We have listened to your queries and discussed them with Ofqual.

    As a result, we're pleased to inform you that students may now complete the Programming Project remotely. This can take place at home, for example, without direct supervision from a teacher. This is a measure to support teachers and students during these challenging times.

    The Programming Project remains an important requirement of the J276 specification. We understand that some of you will have already completed the Programming Project with your students. For those yet to complete it, remember it provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their practical ability in the skills outlined in the specification, supporting the learning of Components 01 and 02.

    We will not be requesting any student work in May 2021. We'll be updating our supporting documents to reflect guidance on this update and we'll let you know when these are ready.

    You can read more on our FAQ page which will be updated regularly. If you have any queries contact us at computerscience@ocr.org.uk or call 01223 553998."
  2. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    ...and, as usual, the poorest students will be disadvantaged and left behind.

    The glib ...

    What about students with limited access to IT equipment?

    We recognise that for some students, working remotely provides significant challenge.

    These arrangements allow those students who can complete the Programming Project at home to do so.
    This may help free up school IT equipment for students who don’t have IT access at home.

    ...doesn't cut it OCR

    I thought as an exempt charity you could provide more useful and practical help to those on PP etc

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