Past Papers

Whether it’s the start of a new school year, the middle of term, or crunch time with exam preparation, it’s never been easier to revise than with Teach Computer Science. We’ve got hundreds of past papers that are easy to use, come with mark schemes, and are organised into each specific examination board, so you can get the most from your revision time and enter your examination feeling confident and fully prepared.

Why use past exam papers?

The answer is simple: preparedness. As a student, exams are an important tool for assessing your knowledge and understanding of Computer Science – and not just the theory aspects, but practical implementation too. The use and importance of past papers, therefore, cannot be over-emphasised for feeling prepared and confident on exam day.

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Past papers are a powerful tool for many reasons. The first is so that you can get to know the style of questions that your exam board likes to ask. The second is because you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and better focus your revision time. The third reason is also really important – proper time management. When writing exams, it’s easy to get absorbed in a question and lose track of time, which results in you rushing through the rest of the paper or not being able to adequately answer high-value questions. With past papers, you can learn effective time management for added exam performance.

Learn effective time management

Proper time management can quite literally mean the difference between passing and failing an exam, even if you know everything that’s required to pass. Your revision time and using past papers is an excellent way to start practicing how to properly manage the time in the exam setting. You’ll be given different styles of questions with different mark allocations, so it’s important to know what’s expected of you and how much time to dedicate to each question, whether its a multiple-choice question, short answer or an essay.

Walk into your exam with confidence

With proper preparation, it’s possible to walk into and out of your exam feeling confident. Confidence is key to performing well as doubt and anxiety can cloud your judgment and affect your ability to think clearly and make the proper decisions. Past papers are the most effective way to familiarise yourself with important terminology, vocabulary, and styles of questions so that you have a solid understanding of what is expected of you to excel in each and every style of question.

Where do I find past papers? Right here, of course! At Teach Computer Science you’ll not only have access to past papers but thousands of resources related to what you’re studying, including notes, activities, quiz questions, and more. Let’s dive in! Take a look below at what we cover. Give yourself every advantage to excel in your exams and sign up today!

GCSE Past Papers

A-Level Past Papers

SQA Past Papers