GCSE Computer Science assessment arrangements

29 January 2019

Ofqual has confirmed the long-term future of computer science assessment arrangements.

Following the consultation Ofqual has decided that:

  • exam boards will be free to adopt approaches to assessing programming skills by examination that they feel are most appropriate from 2022 onwards. This affords them the opportunity to consult with stakeholders and be innovative in their approach.

  • schools and colleges will confirm to their exam board that their students have been given the opportunity to complete a programming task as part of their course.

  • the current interim arrangements, where schools and colleges must set aside 20 timetabled hours for students to undertake a programming task, will remain in place for students sitting exams up to 2021.

Full details are available here.