Specifications for all the computing awards at GCSE and A-Level. Arrangement documents for Computing awards at Intermediate / Higher
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
[CCEA GCSE Computing] - not currently offered.
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.”
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
CCEA GCE Software Systems Development - Draft specification, for teaching from September 2013..
[Edexcel GCE Computing] - not currently offered
SQA (Scotland) Computing Studies
SQA (Scotland) Information Systems Intermediate 2 Information Systems
SQA (Scotland) NCs and NPAs National Certificate in Computer Games Development (12 units)
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.