As with spoken language, so it is with programming languages like Python, and although I urge my IGCSE students to perform regular practice to keep their skills fresh in their minds, more often than not the majority tend to ignore this sage advice.
This year, however, has been a notable exception – as Term 3 ended, I set my Year 10 CS students a task to tackle a past set of “Pre-Release Materials” issued by Cambridge exam board, and I am delighted that more than half of the class not only attempted and completed this work over the holidays, every one of these diligent students achieved a Grade A or higher. I am super-impressed by their work ethic and so I wanted to celebrate this publicly – these folks are setting a fabulous example to those who follow!
Well done ladies and gentlemen – I feel very confident that your efforts will lead to further success with the “real thing” in May 2020!
Teacher of Computer Science