Sep 14 2017
I have just returned from our 7th North Yorkshire computing Teachers Support Group. Several colleagues commented during the day that they are going to teach the NEA differently as a result of the meeting, and I think it is important to share with other teachers to write a useful summary here. You will need to join the TSG, details here, with an index to access the significant resources which include a Student version of NEA Mark bands (3-levels), comprehensive slides to explain to students the requirements of the mark scheme, and differentiated mark schemes to provide feedback on practice NEAs. All of these are in the folder NEA Student and moderation resources CSH.
Overall, we concluded that if you (and your students) do not have a working knowledge of the Mark Bands, you run the risk of significant sections being missed out, and missing marks as a result. Also, weaker students who may struggle with some parts ofthe coding, could make up significant marks with the report. Here are the slides from the TSG showing the various references to the Mark Scheme: