Coding in Minecraft

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

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

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Coding in Minecraft

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

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

Advanced Capstone Credential Exam Objective Domain

 

The ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Advanced Capstone Credential Exam is best taken after a student has completed the ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Advanced Coding using JavaScript or Python credential.

There are individual exams for JavaScript and Python.

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 or Python (35%)

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

Exam Information

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Online computer-based delivery via Coding In Minecraft Portal
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

 

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An authorised proctor must verify the identity of all test candidates and start their exam.
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