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Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science

Darren Travi

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

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On behalf of Computing At School

Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science

hosted by

Darren Travi, darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

Royal Grammar School

Saturday Nov 19, 2016 9:00AM until Sunday Nov 20, 2016 5:00PM

Darren Travi (Computing at Schools Master Teacher) and Ilia Avroutine have developed this two day CPD course for ICT teachers of all abilities. This training will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach an interesting and engaging GCSE Computer Science curriculum that will help your pupils to thrive in their GCSEs.

You can book one day for £150. Please contact Darren Travi.

Day 1 - GCSE Overview and Understanding Programming
Overview of the GCSE concepts and assessment criteria
Teacher skills audit and strategies to leverage existing ICT knowledge
Variable assignment, data types, selection, and iteration
Creating user interfaces, validation, formatted output
Use of functions with global and local variables

Day 2 - Advanced Skills: Identifying the key characteristics of student success at GCSE
Advanced Python: file writing, list manipulation, string slicing and dictionaries
Examples of sample assessment material from different exam boards
Delegates will each work at a computer and receive collective and individual tuition throughout the day.
This is a practical training course that will help you teach GCSE computing.

Course Leaders

There are two teachers on this course, both of whom have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. They have been extensively involved with the OCR Examination Board in providing resources, training, assessment and examinations

Darren Travi:
Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. He is also a CAS 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 CAS and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers at all levels, Primary to Secondary. He is also a lead trainer for OCR for their GCSE Computing courses, and has been a member of the assessment and examination team for a number of years. Ilia Avroutine:
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 Key Stage 3 Computing textbook for Hodders. He has also been appointed a lead trainer for OCR on the “Debugging the Problem” Python course, and is an examiner for OCR A-Level Computer Science.

Light refreshments available

For further information: Miles Ellison (miles.ellison@computingatschool.org.uk)

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Royal Grammar School
Amersham Road
HP13 6QT High Wycombe
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

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Darren Travi

CAS Master Teacher: Leader Bucks CAS Hub, CAS Master Teacher, Head Of Computing, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6QT
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