On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence
Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1
October 1, 2016 at 9:00AM
Eden Boys' School
|With the change in the assessment for GCSE Computing, our training will bring the skills and confidence needed to teach the new specifications in a fun and engaging way.|
This course is ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing or for those considering teaching it for the first time and will focus on the teaching strategies for the technical topics involved in the new specifications. Delegates will go away for lots of resources to help them through the first year of teaching the course.
Session 1 Overview of the course:
Overview of different boards comparisons looking at exam assessment systems and the role of the Non Exam Assessment
Session 2 Machine Architecture:
Bits, Bytes, Binary Logic and Boolean Algebra
Parts of a CPU and the Fetch Execute Cycle
Illustration of CPU operation: sequencing with the Little Man Computer
New model questions
Session 3 Computer Systems Paper:
Introduction to networks – LANs, WANs, network topologies
Protocols, MAC and IP addressing
New model examination questions
Session 4 Algorithms and Programming Paper:
Effective and efficient algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts
How to implement binary, linear searches
New model examination questions
Session 5 How to Approach Non-Examinations Assessment Task:
Overview and documentation guidance
Preventing plagiarism and explaining the mystery of testing
Darren Travi, Ilia Avroutine and Paul Long
The teachers on this course have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. Ilia and Darren are extensively involved with the OCR Examination Board, through providing resources, training, assessment and examinations. Course Leaders:
There are 3 teachers on this course both of have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A level. Both Ilia and Darren are extensively involved with the OCR Examination Board whether through providing resources, training or assessment and examinations.
Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. He is also a CAS (Computing At School) Master Teacher and leads the Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He has been teaching A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010. He has been an active and leading member of Computing At School and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers at all levels, from Primary right up to Secondary phases. Darren is also a lead trainer for OCR's GCSE Computing courses and has been a member of its assessment and examination team for a number of years.
Ilia teaches Computer Science at the Royal Grammar School. He has taught A-Level Computer Science for five years, having previously taught Computing in Canada. He co-leads the CAS Bucks Hub and has run a number of training events around the country. He has a wide experience of teaching Computing and has co-authored the new KS3 Computing textbook for Hodders. He has also been appointed a lead trainer for OCR on the “Debugging the Problem” Python course. Ilia is an examiner for the OCR Computer Science A Level.
Paul has a first class honours degree in Computer Science and started teaching in 1997 (KS3 and GCSE IT, and A-Level Computer Science). Formerly he was a principal moderator/examiner for OCR’s A-Level ICT course covering the 2513 Structured Tasks Coursework, and then for their G062 coursework for the first year. He left OCR to focus on a consultancy business. He has worked in a maintained school for 15 years, including nine years as Head of Department. He has worked alongside the development team for the new AQA GCSE Computer Science specification, and has been a reviewer for the new NEA assessment material. He is currently working freelance as a consultant, and provides training in ICT and Computer Science.
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