Revision planning
at some point you must practice reading and and answering exam style questions
here are the skills you should be building up
update the skill level as you try more questions
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Skills for n5 Computing Science exam questions
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1
I read the question very carefully
2
I know that most questions have clues and key points that will help me answer the question accurately
3
I can identify key words in the question, perhaps highlighting them or making notes beside the question.
4
I understand clearly what is required in the answer so I don't include irrelevant information.
5
I can remember key concepts including correct words to that your answer
6
I can read code, I notice variables and calculations as well as constructs like loops, if-selectors, functions and conditions
7
I am ready to make use of code from other questions in the exam paper to help me write new code
8
I have memorised the standard algorithms, I'm ready to recognise them and write them
9
I can read diagrams and quickly highlight the key parts and find clues.
10
I make sure that I refer to the clues and key words in the question when I am writing the answer
11
I can make connections between different clues in the question to work out an answer (eg CSS + HTML) or sample data and a loop or IF selector)
12
I always read over and check my answers, ticking off the clues to make sure I haven't missed anything.
13
I can use a calculator effectively when I need to (eg binary numbers)
14
I can spot how different lines of code work together or affect one another
15
I look back at other parts of a question to look for clues to help understand the part I'm working on.
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