Assessment and Progression in Primary Computer Science
In this section I am bringing together all my advice on assessment and progression.
Primary Computing Science Progression as PDF V2
This progression is based on teaching computing science to six schools over the last three years, the National Curriculum and a focus on computational thinking that the opening statement of the national curriculum makes clear should be central. It doesn’t include a progression in e-safety or digital literacy we can draw on previous ICT experience for this. I have linked to some of my modules to illustrate aspects of progression. I doubt it will be my last version as my understanding and development as a teacher of computing hasn’t finished yet, which is one of the reasons it is such a facinating subject. You are welcome to use what is useful to you and adapt it for your school.
Progression in Primary Debugging as PDF V2
This is a collection of debugging strategies that teachers can use to encourage pupils to debug work themselves. Building resilience and problem solving skills is a key part of the computing curriculum and it is important that pupils realise that it is their responsibility to find and fix errors.
AFL Graduated Statements
Example assessment for learning graduated statements
CAS London Assessment Seminar
Assessing Primary Computing Seminar CAS London Conference Feb 2017 PDF
Tracking Programming Progression as Excel XLSX
This is a spreadsheet you can use to track pupil achievement within Programming modules. You can easily adapt the column headings to reflect the modules you use (both mine and other peoples).
Adapting programming modules to make sure they have problem solving & computational thinking