This is a collection of 2 resources designed to aid in the tracking and monitoring of students who are completing the AQA GCSE Computer Science (4512) Specification. In Component 2 of the specification students are tested on a range of different theoretical elements relating to Computer Science. With this checklist and tracker you will be able to keep track of how much progress each individual student has made across the course content.
The checklist can be given to students to fill in, they aim should be to fill in the Student column with either a Y, a P or an N.
- If they have answered Y, this means they feel confident with this point on the specification.
- If they have answered P, this means they understand some of the content for this point of the specification.
- If they have answered N, this means that they do not understand any of the content for this point of the specification.
There is also a column available for the teacher to make a mark, again, either a Y, P or N is useful here. This is useful for formattive assessment of how well you think the student is doing with the theoretical content.
After you have collected the data from the students you can enter this data in the tracker (this is meant to be a working document, so the checklist in student’s folders gets updated regularly as does the tracker.) The student’s names and GCSE target grades should be entered at the top of the spreadsheet. Then for every point on the specification for every student, you need to enter either y, p or n (lowercase).
Once this is done, you will find that each section will show a percentage of how much of the specification has been completed for that student and at the top of the page, you should see a working grade based on how much of the content they have covered (this will only show their overall progress against the whole specification).