• Technologies
  • WACE

COMPUTER SCIENCE Exam Series: Part 1

PL # 11889.


Starting on 25 Jun 2018
Cancellation permitted until 22/06/2018

Event registrations closed on 21/06/2018


** This event is  PART 1 of a series of practical workshops to support Computer Science teachers in writing well-structured and rigorous ATAR mock exam (or course assessment) questions. **

** Each of the 3 events requires a separate registration. ** 

WORKSHOP 1 (2 hours): Analysis and deconstruction of 'big scenario' systems questions from Section 2 of exam papers - systems scenarios, data flow and entity relationship diagrams, data dictionaries and algorithms related to systems. Tips for showing students how to deconstruct questions and capably answer these types of questions.


This workshop series, open to ALL JURISDICTIONS, will be useful for:
1. current teachers and HoDs of the ATAR Computer Science subject;
2. schools intending to offer CSC in 2019;
3. teachers of other computing subjects who may wish to nominate for SCSA 2019 examination panel for CSC;
4. Middle School teachers of computing subjects who want to hone their CS skills.

The SERIES of 3 workshops intends to cover: guidelines for best practice question development, attending to coverage of syllabus requirements, developing quality scenarios for exam Sections 1 and 2, teaching students how to tackle the complex answers of Section 2 of the exam paper, developing effective marking keys and model answers, avoiding common pitfalls, PREPARATION of a MOCK EXAM (with model answers and marking keys) that reflects SCSA requirements and rigour.


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Brett Clarke

Brett has taught computer science subjects since the 1990s and is currently teaching Year 11 and 12 ATAR Computer Science. He has authored multiple computing texts for secondary students, has tertiary qualifications in CS and has been a DoE consultant for T&E subjects as well as holding leadership roles in state and national committees and organisations responsible for providing guidelines in the subject area. More recently he has been a director of ICT services at schools and jurisdiction levels. Over many previous years, Brett has contributed his knowledge as a member of exam panels for Computer Science in WA. 


CS Workshop 1

Date / Time

Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 18:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Location Specifics

Afternoon tea provided. Please bring your own laptop.

Learning Area

  • Technologies
  • WACE

School Area

  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)

Event Contact

AITSL Standards