Coding in Minecraft is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft: Education Edition and hosted on GMetrix. 

The pathway comprises three courses that immerse students in a Minecraft world to develop and prove their coding skills using MakeCode and JavaScript.

Exam Objective Domain

 

This exam tests your knowledge of coding in the areas listed below. The percentage values are indicative of the breakdown of the content of the exam – the higher the percentage, the greater number of questions you are likely to see on the exam relating to that area.

Designing & Developing Algorithms (30%)

  • Design and create algorithms
  • Predict the outcome of running a series of statements
  • Apply & understand the concept of iteration
  • Apply & understand the concept of selection
  • Debug and resolve problems in algorithms

Coding in block-based coding using MakeCode (35%)

  • Apply & understand variable types in MakeCode
    • Text, number, Boolean, coordinate
    • Perform arithmetic operations on variables
    • Perform string concatenation on text variables
  • Apply & understand logic in MakeCode
    • IF THEN statements
    • IF THEN ELSE statements
  • Apply & understand comparison operators in MakeCode
    • Equal to, not equal to, greater than (or equal to) and less than (or equal to)
  • Apply & understand iteration in MakeCode
    • Repeat loops
    • For loops
    • While loops
  • Identify and resolve errors in MakeCode

Coding in text-based coding using JavaScript (35%)

  • Identify where code could be re-used
  • Follow JavaScript code and predict the outcome
  • Identify & understand logic in JavaScript
    • IF THEN statements
    • IF THEN ELSE statements
  • Identify &understand comparison operators in JavaScript
    • Equal to, not equal to, greater than (or equal to) and less than (or equal to)
  • Identify & understand iteration in JavaScript
    • Repeat loops
    • For loops
    • While loops
  • Identify & understand errors in JavaScript code
    • Syntax errors
    • Semantic errors

Exam Information

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Online computer-based delivery via GMetrix platform
50 minutes
30
70%
Multiple choice & drag and drop
v1.0
None
24 hours wait after 1st attempt,
48 hour wait for each subsequent attempt

 

Sample questions can be accessed by clicking here.

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