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KS3 Computing Baseline

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Author: Ian Grove-Stephensen at Yacapaca
The three quizzes labelled 1, 2, 3 address the KS3 Computing PoS. Each quiz has 10 questions. I recommend you set each separately and check the results before deciding whether to set the next quiz up. Do not assign the High level until you have seen your students cope well with Medium. The average result for the High level is currently 42%. Remember that 25% is the 'random guess' result. To consider the result reliable, students should have answered at least 25 questions with two attempts at each, or 50 questions with one attempt.

To see how the baseline is mapped to the KS3 Computing PoS, please refer to the attached document. The quiz tags will appear in your analysis together with response percentages.

Because different classes have studied different languages, there are no questions in the main sequence specific to any one language. Instead, I have included three quizzes for popular languages (Kodu, Python and Scratch) taken from the Computing at Schools curriculum course which goes into a lot more depth.

To see student results graded as GCSE 9-1 grades, select the GCSE 9-1 gradescheme for each student set you plan to test. Alternatively the NC Levels/sublevels are still available, and remain the only nationally-recognised gradescheme designed for KS3.

The orientation exercise is a Structured Peer Assessment that takes 30 minutes. As well as helping students to enthuse each other, it provides a rich trove for you to understand how they see the subject coming into it. 

Last updated March 2019.

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Author: Ian Grove-Stephensen at Yacapaca
The three quizzes labelled 1, 2, 3 address the KS3 Computing PoS. Each quiz has 10 questions. I recommend you set each separately and check the results before deciding whether to set the next quiz up. Do not assign the High level until you have seen your students cope well with Medium. The average result for the High level is currently 42%. Remember that 25% is the 'random guess' result. To consider the result reliable, students should have answered at least 25 questions with two attempts at each, or 50 questions with one attempt.

To see how the baseline is mapped to the KS3 Computing PoS, please refer to the attached document. The quiz tags will appear in your analysis together with response percentages.

Because different classes have studied different languages, there are no questions in the main sequence specific to any one language. Instead, I have included three quizzes for popular languages (Kodu, Python and Scratch) taken from the Computing at Schools curriculum course which goes into a lot more depth.

To see student results graded as GCSE 9-1 grades, select the GCSE 9-1 gradescheme for each student set you plan to test. Alternatively the NC Levels/sublevels are still available, and remain the only nationally-recognised gradescheme designed for KS3.

The orientation exercise is a Structured Peer Assessment that takes 30 minutes. As well as helping students to enthuse each other, it provides a rich trove for you to understand how they see the subject coming into it. 

Last updated March 2019.

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ks3-pos-computing-mapping.pdf 45.4 KB
assigning-spa.pdf 82.8 KB
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1. KS3 Computing baseline: Low (13)
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2. KS3 Computing baseline: Medium (15)
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3. KS3 Computing baseline: High (11)
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3.2 Programming: Kodu (23)
KS3 Computing baseline assessment. This quiz assumes you have learned some Kodu and tests your understanding of the basic concepts.

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3.2 Programming: Python (20)
KS3 Computing baseline assessment. This quiz assumes you have learned some Python and tests your understanding of the basic concepts. 
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3.2 Programming: Scratch (22)
KS3 Computing baseline assessment. This quiz assumes you have learned some Scratch and tests your understanding of the basic concepts.
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KS3 Computing Baseline: Orientation
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