Project Quantum - A Collection of Computing Quizzes

Project Quantum is an ambitious project to crowd source a bank of high quality multiple choice questions for assessing computing in schools, developed jointly by Computing At School, The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Cambridge Assessment and the Diagnostic Questions team.

The questions have been grouped into the three main elements of national curriculum computing:

  • Computer science (foundations)
  • Information technology (applications)
  • Digital literacy (implications)

The quizzes in most topics have been developed in sets of three. One quiz can be used as a baseline; one quiz can be used as formative assessment during teaching, perhaps as ‘hinge’ questions between the introduction of a concept and a practical activity; the last quiz could be used later to check that pupils have understood the content.

Every quiz and question here can also be located using the navigation features of Diagnostic Questions. Individual questions are available via the questions tab. Individual quizzes are available via the quizzes tab.

This collection page will be updated frequently with new quizzes, so please keep checking back!

As a teacher, for every question you can see:

  • Data on how many students have answered this question, how many chose each answer, and what explanations they gave.
  • A per-question professional dialogue thread, which allows you to offer constructive feedback to the author.

It is also easy for you to write new questions or group existing questions into quizzes.

Quizzes

Binary
1 2 3
Selection
1 2 3
Logic Gates
1 2 3
Abstraction, Decomposition, Pattern Recognition
1 2 3
Central Processing Unit
1 2 3
Bitmap Images
1 2 3
Iteration
1 2 3
Small Basic
1 2 3
Bubble Sort
1 2 3
Python
1 2 3
Scratch Advanced
1 2 3
Sound
1 2 3
Representation of Characters
1 2 3
Operating Systems
1 2 3
Security
1 2 3 4 5 6
Representation of Images
1 2 3
JavaScript
1 2 3
Kodu
1 2 3
Primitive Data Types
1 2 3
Input Devices
1 2 3
Network Topologies
1 2 3
Selection - Simple
1 2 3
Output Devices
1 2 3
Trace Tables
1 2 3
Algorithms as a series of steps
1 2 3
Scratch - Basics
1 2 3 4 5 6
Communication Technologies
1 2 3
System Security
1 2 3
Binary and Denary (Decimal)
1 2 3
Boolean Operators
1 2 3
Encryption
1 2 3
Relational Operators
1 2 3
Scratch - Intermediate
1 2 3
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
1 2 3
Storage
1 2 3
Python Modularity
1 2 3 4 5 6
WEB, HTML, CSS
1 2 3
Repetition
1 2 3
Data Structures - 1 Dimensional
1 2 3
Data Structures - 2 Dimensional
1 2 3 4 5 6
Communication Protocols
1 2 3
Digital Devices
1 2 3 4 5 6
Network Hardware
1 2 3
Searching Algorithms
1 2 3
Algorithms - Same Algorithm, Different Languages
1 2 3
Hardware - Additional Requirements
1 2 3
Protocols
1 2 3
CS4PeerInstruction (Python - Cynthia Taylor)
1 2 3 4
A-Level Wiki Book (Peter Kemp)
CS4PeerInstruction (Python - Daniel Zingaro)
1 2 3 4
SQL
1 2 3
Databases
1 2 3 4 5 6
Audio
1 2 3
Spreadsheets
1 2 3 4 5 6
Word Processing
1 2 3
Charts
1 2 3
Application Software
1 2 3
Surveys
1 2 3
Web KS3 User
1 2 3
Backup
1 2 3
Desktop Publishing
1 2 3
Utility Software
1 2 3
Transactional Data
1 2 3
Images - Vector
1 2 3
Accessibility
1 2 3
Presentation
1 2 3
Data Protection Act
1 2 3
Computer Misuse
1 2 3
Online Safety Set 1 - catfishing, phishing, gambling, plagiarism, spam, hacking
1 2 3
Online Safety Set 2 - spam, hacking, phishing, plagiarism
1 2 3 4
Online Safety Set 3 - sexting, bullying, cyber-bullying
1 2 3
Online Safety Set 4 - racism, bullying, reporting issues (CEOP, Childline, Police, Samaritans)
1 2 3
Online Safety Set 5 - grooming, stalking, harassment, reporting issues (CEOP, Childline, Police)
1 2 3
Online Safety Set 6 - consequences, prosecution, fake news
1 2 3
Environmental
1 2 3
Digital Divide
1 2 3
Online Business Practices
1 2 3
Health and Safety in the IT Workplace
1 2 3
Online Communications
1 2 3
Employability Skills for IT
1 2 3
End of KS2 (50 questions)
1
End of KS2 (3 parts)
1 2 3
Year 7 (50 Questions)
1
Year 7 (3 parts)
1 2 3
Year 8 (50 Questions)
1
Year 8 (3 parts)
1 2 3
Year 9 (50 Questions)
1
Year 9 (3 parts)
1 2 3
The Learning Machine Baseline Quizzes (50 Questions)
1 2 3 4 5
The Learning Machine Baseline 1 (3 parts)
1 2 3
The Learning Machine Baseline 2 (3 parts)
1 2 3
The Learning Machine Baseline 3 (3 parts)
1 2 3
The Learning Machine Baseline 4 (3 parts)
1 2 3
The Learning Machine Baseline 5 (3 parts)
1 2 3

Usage

The following graphics show the number of computing questions and quizzes created over time and the number of active students and teachers.