Launching KS2 electronic assessments for the Teach Computing Curriculum

19 April 2023

We’ve recently taken the opportunity to create electronic versions of the key stage 2 summative assessments from the Teach Computing Curriculum. These are now available as both Google and Microsoft Form templates, making it easier for teachers to use in the classroom.

Linked to topics in the National Curriculum, each bank of questions features multiple choice questions. Each resource contains a link to the electronic assessment form template. Just copy the question banks into your own Google or Microsoft accounts to share directly with your pupils.

Access the KS2 summative assessments

What are the NCCE KS2 summative assessments?

Every unit in the Teach Computing Curriculum includes an optional summative assessment framework in the form of either a multiple-choice quiz (MCQ) or a rubric. These are electronic versions of the paper-based multiple- choice quizzes in the curriculum.

MCQ’s support units which focus on conceptual development and provide insights into understanding, helping to highlight any misconceptions that pupils may have if they have chosen a wrong answer. Designed to help teachers assess understanding and check progress, these quality assured question banks can be used with key stage 2 pupils following learning within the relevant units from the Teach Computing Curriculum. Each of the question banks are free to access.

What question banks are available?

There are 11 topic areas available, each containing two question banks for use with either Google or Microsoft:

  • Y3 – Computer Systems and Networks – Connecting Computers
  • Y3 – Data – Branching Databases
  • Y3 – Programming B – Events and Actions in programming
  • Y4 – Computer Systems and Networks – The Internet
  • Y4 – Programming A – Repetition in shapes
  • Y5 – Computer Systems and Networks – Systems and searching
  • Y5 – Data – FlatFile Databases
  • Y5 – Programming B – Selection in Quizzes
  • Y6 – Computer Systems and Networks – Communication & Collaboration
  • Y6 – Data – Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Y6 – Programming A – Variables in games

How to use the Google and Microsoft templates?

The question banks have been developed as both Google and Microsoft templates, meaning when you access the templates you’ll be asked to either ‘make a copy’ (Google) or ‘duplicate’ (Microsoft). Doing so will create a version of the question bank on your account, meaning any answers submitted by students will be presented directly back to you. Once you’ve created a version of the question bank on your account, you’ll need to share the form link directly with your pupils.

What’s next?

The great news is that we’re updating our Assessment of primary computing course, so it will be ready for the new academic year. This will include evidence-based approaches and tools that you may use straight away in your classroom to assess learning in computing. Watch this space!