J277 OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Practice Exams
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J277 OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Practice Exams

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Author: Sarah Gregory/ James Vyse at Yacapaca
The most reliable route to exam success is repeated practice with content-rich exam papers. This J277 course solves the two problems that attend exam practice: your time and your students' time.
  • all 1-4 mark answers are auto-marked; teachers' time is freed up to actually teach.
  • formative feedback is built in at every stage. The focus is on learning first, assessment second.

How to use the course
  1. Enter your initial prediction as an Offline Assessment.
  2. Assign the practice exam papers to get an overview of each student's strengths and weaknesses. 
  3. Use the Gap Analysis to immediately see where additional work is needed.
  4. Assign Topic Quizzes to both reveal and fill gaps in specific key concepts.
  5. Use it as a diagnostic tool from the very start of teaching the course. This is not a last-minute panic revision tool.

Make use of the feedback!
Both teachers and students can review short-text responses in the context of their scoring rubrics. Encourage students to use these to eliminate specific weaknesses and misconceptions. 

Teachers should also review their students' peer feedback to multiple-choice questions. Because they are written student-to-student, these reveal a lot about students' true perceptions. 

Repeat the assessments
Each of these assessments is intended to be assigned multiple times. Because the questions are randomly drawn from a large bank, students know they will meet some questions more than once. This is the essential motivation to them to pay attention to feedback. Research shows that the mere expectation of multiple attempts boosts retention.  

  • Paper 1 Practice Exam A bank of 214 questions. We recommend you assign 30 each time, to match the exam. Last updated 27/1/21
  • Paper 2 Practice Exam A bank of 140 questions. We recommend you assign 30 each time, to match the exam.. Last updated 27/1/21
Topic quizzes Paper 1 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
  • 1.1 The CPU. Last updated 27/1/21
  • 1.2 Storage. Last updated 27/1/21
  • 1.3 Networks. Last updated 27/1/21
  • 1.4 Threats and vulnerabilities. Last updated 27/1/21
  • 1.5 Operating systems and utilities. Last updated 27/1/21
  • 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impact. Last updated 27/1/21

Topic quizzes Paper 2 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
    • 2.1 Computational thinking etc. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 2.2 Programming. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 2.3 Design and testing. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 2.4 Boolean logic. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 2.5 Languages and IDEs. Last updated 27/1/21
    Short-text questions
    The short-text questions in our Premium quizzes are auto-marked using an artificially-intelligent algorithm that can match the mark a human moderator would give at least 90% of the time. 

    Find the responses listed at Assignments Tab->Results->Short text responses  

    8-mark questions
    Open the attached file J277 8-mark Questions. These can be set as Quick Assignments.

    Correlation to J276
    See OCR's Content Mapping Guide (PDF) 

    This course was created by:

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    Author: Sarah Gregory/ James Vyse at Yacapaca
    The most reliable route to exam success is repeated practice with content-rich exam papers. This J277 course solves the two problems that attend exam practice: your time and your students' time.
    • all 1-4 mark answers are auto-marked; teachers' time is freed up to actually teach.
    • formative feedback is built in at every stage. The focus is on learning first, assessment second.

    How to use the course
    1. Enter your initial prediction as an Offline Assessment.
    2. Assign the practice exam papers to get an overview of each student's strengths and weaknesses. 
    3. Use the Gap Analysis to immediately see where additional work is needed.
    4. Assign Topic Quizzes to both reveal and fill gaps in specific key concepts.
    5. Use it as a diagnostic tool from the very start of teaching the course. This is not a last-minute panic revision tool.

    Make use of the feedback!
    Both teachers and students can review short-text responses in the context of their scoring rubrics. Encourage students to use these to eliminate specific weaknesses and misconceptions. 

    Teachers should also review their students' peer feedback to multiple-choice questions. Because they are written student-to-student, these reveal a lot about students' true perceptions. 

    Repeat the assessments
    Each of these assessments is intended to be assigned multiple times. Because the questions are randomly drawn from a large bank, students know they will meet some questions more than once. This is the essential motivation to them to pay attention to feedback. Research shows that the mere expectation of multiple attempts boosts retention.  

    • Paper 1 Practice Exam A bank of 214 questions. We recommend you assign 30 each time, to match the exam. Last updated 27/1/21
    • Paper 2 Practice Exam A bank of 140 questions. We recommend you assign 30 each time, to match the exam.. Last updated 27/1/21
    Topic quizzes Paper 1 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
    • 1.1 The CPU. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 1.2 Storage. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 1.3 Networks. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 1.4 Threats and vulnerabilities. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 1.5 Operating systems and utilities. Last updated 27/1/21
    • 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impact. Last updated 27/1/21

    Topic quizzes Paper 2 (each 10 questions from a larger question bank.)
      • 2.1 Computational thinking etc. Last updated 27/1/21
      • 2.2 Programming. Last updated 27/1/21
      • 2.3 Design and testing. Last updated 27/1/21
      • 2.4 Boolean logic. Last updated 27/1/21
      • 2.5 Languages and IDEs. Last updated 27/1/21
      Short-text questions
      The short-text questions in our Premium quizzes are auto-marked using an artificially-intelligent algorithm that can match the mark a human moderator would give at least 90% of the time. 

      Find the responses listed at Assignments Tab->Results->Short text responses  

      8-mark questions
      Open the attached file J277 8-mark Questions. These can be set as Quick Assignments.

      Correlation to J276
      See OCR's Content Mapping Guide (PDF) 

      This course was created by:

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      J277 Practice Paper 1 (214)
      Keywords: J277-1, J276-1, short-text, J277-1.3, J277-2, J277-1.2, J277-1.1, J277-1.3.1 Networks and topologies, 1.5 Network Topologies, 1.1 Systems Architecture
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      J277 Practice Paper 2 (140)
      Keywords: J277-2, J276-2, short-text, J277-2.3, 2.3 Robust Programs, J277-2.1, 2.1 Algorithms, J277-2.3.1 Defensive Design, J277-2.4, J277-2.5
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      J277-1.1 The CPU (39)
      Keywords: J277-1.1, J277-1, J276-1, 1.1 Systems Architecture, 1.1 Architecture Systems, CPU, J277-1.1.2 CPU performance, short-text, J277-1.1.1 Architecture of the CPU, performance
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      J277-1.2 Storage (64)
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      J277-1.3 Networks (51)
      Keywords: J277-1.3, J277-1, J276-1, short-text, 1.5 Network Topologies, J277-1.3.1 Networks and topologies, 1.4 Networks, J277-1.3.2 Wired and wireless networks protocols and layers, protocols, topology
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      J277-1.4 Threats and vulnerabilities (25)
      Keywords: J277-1.4, J277-1, J276-1, 1.6 System Security, 1.6 Security System, short-text, J277-1.4.2 Identifying and preventing vulnerabilities, J277-1.4.1 Threats to computer systems and networks, malware, security measures
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      J277-1.5 Operating systems and utilities (24)
      Keywords: J277-1.5, J277-1, 1.7 System Software, J276-1, 1.7 Software System, short-text, J277-1.5.1 Operating systems, J277-1.5.2 Utility software, categories of system software, J277-2
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      J277-1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impact (17)
      Keywords: J277-1.6, J277-1, J276-1, 1.8 Ethical legal cultural environmental concerns, 1.8 Ethical concerns cultural environmental legal, short-text, data protection, hacking, intellectual property, J277-2
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      J277-2.1 Computational thinking etc (41)
      Keywords: J277-2.1, J277-2, 2.1 Algorithms, J276-2, short-text, J277-2.1.3 Searching and sorting algorithms, sorting, J277-2.1.1 Computational thinking, J277-2.1.2 Designing creating and refining algorithms, computational thinking
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      J277-2.2 Programming (25)
      Keywords: J277-2.2.2 Data types, J277-2.2, J277-2, J276-2, 2.2 Programming techniques, j277 2.2 programming techniques, J277-2.2.1 Programming fundamentals, short-text, Boolean, Data Types
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      J277-2.3 Design and testing (41)
      Keywords: J277-2.3, J277-2, J276-2, 2.3 Robust Programs, J277-2.3.1 Defensive Design, software development, short-text, 3 Programs Robust, J277-2.3.2. Testing, testing
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      J277-2.4 Boolean logic (21)
      Keywords: 2.4 Computational logic, J277-2.4, J276-2, J277-2, 2.4, truth tables, operators, comparison, Symbols, tables truth
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      J277-2.5 Languages and IDEs (20)
      Keywords: J277-2.5, J277-2, 2.5 Translators and facilities of languages, J276-2, 2.5 Translators and facilities languages of, J277-2.5.2 The Integrated Development Environment, J277-2.5.1 Languages, short-text, ide, translators
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      Keywords: Selected answers, J277-2.5.2 The Integrated Development Environment, J277-2.5, J277-2, J276-2, ide
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