Tuesday, 5 May 2009

HNC/D Computing assessment

I've posted several times about the problems with student achievement in HNC/D Computing.

On Saturday, 30 May, a sub-group of the Qualification Support Team for these awards is going to meet to discuss how best to (quickly) reduce the assessment load in some of the component units.

So I would appreciate if you could identify particular units, or particular assessment exemplars, with demanding assessment loads. For example, there may be a particular unit that you teach where you feel the assessment takes an undue amount of time. Or an assessment exemplar that could be rewritten to reduce the time taken to complete it.

If you know of any units or exemplars, please post a comment here and we will consider your suggestions on the day of the event.

1 comment:

  1. Tracey Bain (Angus College)21/5/09 2:45 pm

    Relational Database Systems DH3D 35 The assessment workload on this unit is very heavy. The evidence requirements, in my opinion, could cover at least 3 credits. I have taught this for the past 3 years and have always had to use extra teaching time. I would like to see an assessment exemplar which realistically covers the evidence requirements holistically. Also the last outcome (5) really needs the user to be familiar with a programming language, the descriptor at the start does not specify previous programming knowledge.