Launching secondary student knowledge assessments

12 April 2023

Previously known as the ‘Eedi Student Knowledge Assessments’, we’ve recently taken the opportunity to redevelop the key stage 3 and 4 question banks. 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 20 multiple choice questions, suitable for both key stage 3 and 4 students. Each topic area includes two sets of questions. We have incorporated feedback collected from teachers - now making it easy for you to duplicate copies of the question banks into your own Google and Microsoft accounts, allowing you to share them directly with your students.

Access the NCCE student knowledge question banks

What are the NCCE Student Knowledge Assessments?

Designed to help teachers track student progress, these quality assured question banks can be used with key stage 3 and GCSE Computer Science students across 10 topic areas, linked to the computing curriculum. Each of the question banks are free to access.

What question banks are available?

There are 10 topic areas available, each containing two question banks with 20 questions each:

  1. Algorithmic thinking
  2. Computer networks
  3. Computer systems
  4. Creating media
  5. Data and information
  6. Design and development
  7. Effective use of tools
  8. Impact of technology
  9. Programming
  10. Safety and security

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 students.

What’s next?

The great news is that we’re nearly ready to release Google and Microsoft Forms for each of the assessment documents, included in units of work from the KS3 Teach Computing Curriculum. Watch this space!

About the author:

Simon Roberts – Secondary Computing Specialist