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OCR coding a solution GCSE ICT

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by Tosha, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Tosha

    Tosha New commenter

    After having a look at the OCR coding a solution controlled assessments, they only really seem accessible to students using a language that is simple to create a GUI in, has anyone else had this thought and ruled out Python in favour of Visual Basic
  2. Tosha

    Tosha New commenter

    In fact looking at both controlled assessments you would be mad not to use Visual Basic
  3. autismuk

    autismuk New commenter

    Which shows that the exam board has no clue what it is doing.....
  4. Tosha

    Tosha New commenter

    I agree ! Quite depressing, their specimen ca was a spelling exam which required speach routines! Are these people insane?
  5. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Which paper is this for please?
  6. Tosha

    Tosha New commenter

    I'm not sure we can talk about the ca's but you need to look at them to see what needs to be taught. So I suggest having a look, I'm refereing to the new gcse.
  7. scruffycat

    scruffycat New commenter

    Ask ocr to suggest what open source language they recommend which will achieve the aims of the controlled assignments. Otherwise they are dictating software and thus breaking all the rules. I would enter one student and take them on through the whole ofqual appeals process if they cannot write questions that allow a range of software options.
  8. Tosha

    Tosha New commenter

    Has anyone any suggestions for a compiler other than VB that handles event based GUI's and graphics in an accessible manner?
  9. jweb2k

    jweb2k New commenter

    Delphi? ;-)
  10. rubikwizard

    rubikwizard New commenter

    Small BASIC?
  11. guestiee

    guestiee New commenter

    Can I ask what coding solution people are using this year to meet the 'booking system' or 'Memory Game' CAs? We were hoping to go with Python, however reading the assessments material it seems to scream out for VB Express or something similar. Any guidance would be appreciated.
  12. I haven't seen the CA's yet, but surely if they are implementable in VB, then they are in Java?

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