9-1 Ebacc GCSE Grading. Which subjects appear more difficult from national data? (Computing, MFL).

This resource looks at the KS2 fine level to KS4 APS transition matrices for Ebacc subjects. It identifies which subjects are “more difficult” or harshly graded than others, these are particularly computer science, modern foreign languages and humanities (history and geography). It is recommended that heads of departments for computer science, MFL and humanities read this before presenting and discussing their department’s results with their senior management team.

Added 06/10/2019, KS4 computing curriculum and qualifications presentation. This outlines what is the KS4 computing curriculum and level 1/2 qualifications available.

Two free spreadsheet tools are available at the following links for comparing your department’s GCSE exam data with national data.




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  • Computer-Science-KS4-Curriculum-and-Qualifications-2012-2019.pdf

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