NEA Prep Resources

Updated 21/3/20 after COVID-19 shutdown – added OCR-style resources below.

Although the NEA is no longer being marked, we still need to deliver it. I’m planning to make the most of the opportunity to grow skills needed for Paper 2.

To maximise success, this year I am starting my Year 10s on NEA prep early. I am setting a collection of “mini-NEAs” which we will do this term (Summer Y10) so that in early Y11 they can tackle the proper NEA with greater confidence.minineathumb

I’ve made the attached resources for myself, for the Edexcel spec (HAGGIS-style pseudocode) and share them here under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 licence as usual. In other words, go for it!

Edexcel-style resources (HAGGIS pseudocode)

Mini-NEA Workbook

NEA Intro Lesson Student Worksheet

NEA Intro Homework

Slides NEA Intro Lesson

NEW: OCR-style pseudocode resource: workbook

Mini-NEA Workbook (OCR)

Answers to Mini-NEA Workbook (OCR)

Instructions: Open the slide show, use this over 1 or 2 lessons with the Intro Lesson Student Worksheet to build the basic skills, give out the Homework, then start them on the Mini-NEA Workbook.

Update 21-3-19 – I suggest you send them all the Mini-NEA Workbook to work on during school shutdowns, it contains a worked example and 4 algorithm tasks.

Take care out there. Mr H.




By mraharrisoncs

Freelance consultant, teacher and author, professional development lead for the NCCE, CAS Master Teacher, Computer Science lecturer.

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