Do your students find our videos on YouTube useful? Do they feel like they could be better prepared for exams, and need just a little more help in answering exam questions and relating them to the theory? Would an exam paper walk-through be helpful to them? To help them we recorded a number of live webinars in 2018 covering typical examinations questions from across the OCR GCSE and AS / A’Level specialisations. These are just as relevant for 2019 exams.
Please note: We have chosen not to record new webinars in 2019, instead we are busy recording revision videos for the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) in association with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
During the webinar we show students typical exam questions and talk through the answers. We explain the key theory that you need to understand in order to answer the questions.
If students wish to purchase these for themselves they can visit www.crowdcast.io/craigndave
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Here is a lovely email we received from a student whom we have never met. It is because of Olivia’s success that we are motivated to provide you with even better revision opportunities.
“When I approached Craig and Dave, I was a couple of months away from my Computer Science AS exams ill-prepared, stressed and concerned. Due to circumstances within my school, I was the only computer science student left in my year and was facing the daunting prospect of teaching myself the course. Unfortunately, due to the unpopularity of computer science within my school, the subject was under-appreciated and was funded and supported accordingly. As nobody in my family had any technical background and I wasn’t receiving the support I needed from my school, teaching myself a new specification seemed like an impossible task.
Having access to the premium resources offered by the site opened up the possibility that I could achieve my goal. The resources were so excellently made and well thought out, clearly demonstrating expertise in the subject and a real understanding in what OCR are looking for which often is something I struggle with. I adapted the calendar provided to cater for the ten weeks I had before my exams and despite the lack of time, the plan provided made the learning process stress-free and I approached my exams feeling incredibly well prepared. I found that the resources catered for any type of learner. The ‘Student Learning Records’ appealed to the visual learner in me by allowing me to create bold and efficient summaries of each topic, analysing what I needed to work on and what I had already perfected which was essential given my timeframe to be as efficient as possible. The exemplar work provided showed me what I needed to aim for, as I didn’t have a teacher able to give me feedback, and was incredibly important in allowing me to perfect my knowledge. As I was in the first cohort taking the new specification, there were such limited questions provided by OCR that those in the resources, complete with answers, were a blessing and made me feel confident for my exams. The videos were so clear in explaining difficult concepts that it felt as if I had two qualified and highly experienced teachers beside me throughout my whole journey.
It was clear that Craig and Dave have a real thorough understanding of what OCR were looking for. Often I’ve found that despite knowing the knowledge, missing out just a word in an exam can cost you marks unnecessarily. I spent time learning all of the definitions provided and analysed the sheets that showed how things would be displayed in the exam. I walked in my exams feeling confident, prepared and optimistic.
I achieved an A in my Computer Science AS and I can only thank Craig and Dave for that. However, the resources didn’t just help me pass an exam. Up until using these resources, I considered computer science to be my ‘fourth A Level’, the subject I took just to compliment my others. The resources were so engaging that they changed my career plans completely and I will be taking a computer science degree at Harvard University and I am looking forward to my future career in the tech industry. The topic on ethics was of particular interest to me and inspired me to complete an EPQ on the privacy issues regarding government surveillance. Not only are these resources amazing at getting the grades and giving students the confidence to do their best in the exams, they have the power to inspire students and make them fall in love with the subject. If I, a student with little support and a limited background in computer science, can use these resources in a matter of months and achieve an A, changing my entire career plan in the process, imagine what you could achieve.”