Science GCSE with online exams Last week the QCA reported  that GCSE coursework was going to be curtailed to stop students using the Internet inappropriately, though Science isn’t mentioned explicitly.

There could, however, be good reasons for having all the students in this new course doing their course work in “controlled conditions” – as that will ensure that all students have access to the same IT conditions – those that don’t have computers at home won’t be disadvantaged. While it could be argued that for all coursework those that have computers at home have a clear advantage over those that have to go to the library/ internet cafe, clearly online submission of coursework, generation of videos etc., is a step up from researching information and creating a Word Document with it in.

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