Reply to post: It's only a GCSE

Is your kid looking at GCSE in computer science? It's exam-only from 2022 – Ofqual

Wellyboot Silver badge

It's only a GCSE

Basically it's the starting point for going and doing a few subjects properly later.

Pure exam based results are ok at this level, actual codeing during the course is there to reinforce the concept learning process with a little practice.

Many (many) moons ago the 'O' level in computing (as an add on extra course while doing 'A' levels) was taught with code writing as a paper exercise due to the lack of hardware in schools/colleges (maybe 1 or 2 RML-380z with basic interpreter).

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