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Computer Science GCSE

WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCSE Computer Science qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.

Latest News

  1. New resource now available
  2. WJEC is delighted to announce that WJEC GCSE Computer Science is now included in the EBacc measure.
  3. Specimen assessment materials (SAMs) are now available on our documents page. This material, based on the original specimen assessments, has been developed to give examples of a range of question types.
  4. Computer Science controlled tasks now available

For centres in Wales: Draft WJEC GCSE Computer Science (for teaching from 2017)

WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE Computer Science qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2017. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in Wales: it is not available to centres in England. The draft specification is now available. It has not been reviewed by the regulator in Wales and may change prior to approval.

For centres in England: Accredited WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (for teaching from 2016)

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC has developed a reformed GCSE (9-1) Computer Science qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2016. This qualification meets regulatory requirements in England and has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Computer Science qualification page.

Why choose WJEC Computer Science?

  • This bold and exciting course provides students with a stimulating and motivating study of computer science fit for the 21st century.
  • WJEC consulted widely and the majority of teachers expressed concerns about the excessive burden of time needed to complete controlled assessments. The WJEC controlled task is limited to 15 hours to minimise this burden and give more teaching time.
  • Another distinctive feature of the specification is the opportunity for students to demonstrate their programming and problem solving skills, skills that are assessed through external assessment in unit two.
  • The depth of coverage means that it provides a solid foundation for either the study of A level Computing or employment.
  • Direct access by telephone and email to subject specialists.

Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and/or Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.

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Contact Us

Jenny Gillies - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5137
E-mail: Jen.Gillies@wjec.co.uk

Kwai Wong - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5332
E-mail: kwai.wong@wjec.co.uk

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GCSE Computer Science Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - LEGACY

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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