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Advanced Higher Computing Science Higher National 5 News
chalove
August 22, 2017
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Perfect Papers have published details of their Computing Science Papers for session 2017/2018. There are 5 papers available, 2 x Higher, 2 x National 5 (New 2 hours paper) and 1 x Advanced Higher.  These papers are available in Word and PDF formats. Details and an order form can be downloaded from Perfect Papers.

If you order your papers before 1st October you won’t be subject to any price increases after that date.  You can also order your papers via email (orders@perfectpapers.net) or online at http://www.perfectpapers.net.

Perfect Papers make a significant contribution to the web hosting costs for CompEdNet so please consider purchasing your prelim papers from them – and they produce great papers!

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Annual Computing update event
Computing Computing Science Events
chalove
March 8, 2017
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The annual update event for the wider range of SQA Computing Qualifications (PDA, NC, HN etc. ) takes place on Friday (10 March) at the Radison Hotel in Glasgow.

The team will be there to provide updates on a wide range of qualifications and the agenda includes a keynote talk (from Microsoft) and a demonstration of virtual reality.

There are still places available so please register online if you want to attend. It’s open to anyone with an interest in vocational education. Contact Helen if you want to know more or, simply, register directly.

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Engagement session on new National 5 qualification – Thursday 23rd February, 5pm-7pm
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chalove
February 15, 2017
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Computing at School Scotland is now represented in discussions with SQA about changes to the National 5 qualification. In order to make sure that the voice of Computing Science teachers is fully represented, the SQA are offering a feedback session on Thursday the 23rd of February in the SQA’s office, in the Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow.

It would be ideal to have as many voices as possible represented in the feedback session, in order to get the most appropriate set of changes to the qualification. The current proposals would move assignments to external marking, change the balance of coursework to exam, and change the number of marks in the final exam. It is really important to put across any ideas we have as a group of teachers. More details to follow.

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National Professional Development Survey for Computing Science Teachers
Computing Computing Science CPD Curriculum Development
chalove
December 13, 2016
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As part of our focus on ensuring a high level of digital skills and computational thinking amongst our young people, SQA, Education Scotland and Scottish Government have recently been discussing the potential professional learning needs of those who teach Computing Science in Scottish secondary schools.

Of course, the people who are best able to judge this are the teachers themselves. We have therefore developed a questionnaire asking about current provision and priorities, with a view to informing any future action. We would be grateful if you could complete this by Tuesday 20 December 2016.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/computingPLD

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