J277 does not require students to complete any programming project for submission to OCR for moderation. It is part of your day-to-day teaching and learning where students must be given the opportunity to develop their practical programming skills (specification page 22). All students must be given the opportunity to undertake a programming task or tasks during their course of study. The programming task(s) must allow them to develop skills within the following areas when programming:
We have algorithms and coding challenges documents for your use to enhance students' learning/developing of practical programming skills:
Practical Programming skills will be assessed in Component 2 of the qualification, in particular Section B. See Section 3b ‘Assessment of Practical Programming skills: Component 2’ of the specification for more details. This is where students will have an opportunity to show their familiarity with coding and programming techniques learnt through practical programming skills tasks completed in the lessons.
We have sample assessment materials, practice papers with mark schemes and candidate exemplars available for centres to download from the subject webpage, assessment section: