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Computing Exam Qualifications (GCSE and A-Level)

Specifications for all the computing awards at GCSE and A-Level. Arrangement documents for Computing awards at Intermediate / Higher

Gareth Shaw

Created by Gareth Shaw
last edited Jun 01 2015 by Tim Eaglestone



Specs for the courses in England and Wales (which I am familiar with) and links to what I think are the correct Scottish Computing Specs. I have not been able to find any specific to Northern Ireland but teachers based there may be able to make any changes required.

Please feel free to edit/amend as I may have missed some ! ICT specifications are here

GCSE Computing Specs - England, Wales, N. Ireland

AQA GCSE Computer Science

[CCEA GCSE Computing] - not currently offered.

CIE iGCSE Computer Studies

CIE iGCSE Computer Science for examination in 2015 and beyond

EdExcel GCSE Computing Currently states: “Edexcel GCSE Computer Science: Update. The qualification will be submitted this spring and, subject to Ofqual accreditation, will be available for first teaching in September 2013, with the first assessment window June 2015. We’ll be updating this page with the latest news.”

OCR GCSE Computing

WJEC GCSE Computer Science


Draft GCSE CS Specifications from 2016

AQA GCSE Computer Science - Draft specification, for teaching from September 2016.

WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science - Draft specification, for teaching from September 2016.

Edexcel/Pearson GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - Draft specification, for teaching from September 2016.

OCR Level 1/2 GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science (J276)- Draft specification, for teaching from September 2016.


A-Level Computing Specs - England, Wales, N. Ireland

AQA GCE Computing

CCEA GCE Software Systems Development - Draft specification, for teaching from September 2013..

[Edexcel GCE Computing] - not currently offered

OCR GCE Computing

WJEC GCE Computing

SQA (Scotland) Computing Studies

Access 2 Computing Studies

Access 3 Computing Studies

Standard Grade Computing Studies

Intermediate 1 Computing Studies

SQA (Scotland) Information Systems Intermediate 2 Information Systems

Higher Information Systems

Advanced Higher Information Systems

SQA (Scotland) NCs and NPAs National Certificate in Computer Games Development (12 units)

National Progress Award in Computer Games Development (3 units)

Full list of National Progress Awards and National Certificates in Computing, IT and Related Areas

SQA (Scotland) Computing, in development National 3/4/5 and Higher Computing Science

SQA (Scotland) ICT, in development National 2 ICT

Vendor certification See this interesting discussion thread about vendor certifications that teachers have found useful.

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