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Assessment in secondary computing - short course

CP413 Live remote training course

Effective teaching is underpinned by the accurate use of assessment, during this course you’ll explore formative and summative assessment strategies whilst understanding how to accurately assess.

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Leadership Key stage 3 Key stage 4 Secondary certificate
Live remote training course 90 minutes

  • Live remote training 3 October 16:00—3 October 2023
  • Live remote training 17 October 09:00—17 October 2023
  • Live remote training 19 October 09:00—19 October 2023
  • Live remote training 25 October 16:00—25 October 2023
  • Live remote training 6 December 17:00—6 December 2023
  • Live remote training 11 December 17:00—11 December 2023

Effective teaching is underpinned by the accurate use of assessment, enabling teachers to check knowledge and understanding of children. The use of accurate assessment allows teaching to be adapted and personalised, improving the learning journey for students.

This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a range of formative and summative assessment strategies whilst considering the importance of accurate assessment. During this short course, you’ll explore formative assessment strategies and their key characteristics, such as using general questioning to gauge student understanding and hinge questioning. You’ll explore how to effectively make use of summative assessments including baseline assessments and diagnostic questions.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for teachers of KS3 and KS4 computing.

How long is this course?

This course consists of one session, consisting of 1 hour and 30 minutes of teaching time.

How will you learn?

Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner.


During this course, you will:

  • recognise effective techniques for formative and summative assessment

  • investigate a range of tools to facilitate summative assessment and how they can be utilised effectively across the curriculum

  • understand the importance of an effective feedback strategy

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