Skip to main content

Working together

Impact of COVID-19 on Computing related GCSE and L2 Vocational qualifications 

Report to CAS Board October 2020 

Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) and formative assessment 

The KS4 qualifications landscape for Computing published October 2017

Autumn 2017 saw a focus on the assessment of computing in the primary phase.

“The aim of the sessions is to establish a shared understanding of both the challenges and opportunities in establishing accurate, valid, and efficient assessment. Assessment systems in the past that have failed to gain traction because they did not engage teachers from day one.”

CAS Assessment working group - 2017-2018 Swindon meeting 14th November 2017

Resulting from the first (Swindon) meeting are:

  • A set of key statements made about the nature of assessment of computing in the primary phase
  • A number of emerging themes derived from those statements
  • A table of self-assessment statements

CAS Assessment working group - Exmouth meeting 10th January 2018

Resulting from the second (Exmouth) meeting are:

  • A description of key characteristics of a primary assessment system
  • Four models of the means of implementation
  • A list of the principles of assessment

Our challenge is to bring a better understanding of the issues around** key stage 4** Computing curriculum and its assessment articulated as:

Computing in key stage 4 Determining the way forward last edited Aug 13 2017 by John Woollard

This is the  proceedings and report of the CAS Assessment working group regarding key stage 4 assessment for computing following consultation with CAS members, awarding organisations, and other stakeholders.

From controlled assessment and non-exam assessments to ‘practical endorsement’ CAS Assessment WG full report last edited Jan 23 2017

Computing in key stage 4 – determining the way forward John Woollard · 21 Apr 2017, 07:52 At the recent working group and Board meetings it was decided that we need to address the issues relating to Key stage 4 Computing curriculum and assessment.

Computational Thinking - a guide for teachers arising from the Assessment working group discussion 2015

Meeting August 2015 report

Assessing Computational Thinking presentation by Cynthia Selby to stimulate discussion and resource creation at the CAS Assessment working group December 11th 2015