GCSE Computer Science Theory Day 1 of 3
Monday, 5 December 2016 from 09:00 to 15:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Details of the event:
The first of three 1-day GCSE Computer Science theory sessions, one day each term during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Attending all 3 will cover the majority of the theory required to teach the new GCSE Computer Science (9-1) – it is not exam board specific.
Each day will involve five, 1-hour sessions on a specific topic area. Delivered by Master Teachers who are experience in teaching the material, each session will teach you the theory that you need to know, allow you to ask any questions, and consider how you will teach the theory. The primary goal of each session is to give you the knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver the new courses.
Aims of the event:
Some programming concepts will be covered, but this is not a ‘learn to program’ training session.
You can attend one day, all three or just a morning or afternoon – whichever is most appropriate for you.
Day one schedule:
9:00-9:15 - Refreshments
9:15-10:15 – Systems architecture (CPU, Von Neumann, FE cycle, Embedded systems)
10:30-11:30 – Memory and storage (RAM, ROM, VM, Flash memory, Types and characteristics of storage media)
11:45-12:45 – Data representation, numbers (binary, hexadecimal, addition, shifts)
12:45-1:15 – lunch
1:15–2:15 – Data representation, character sets and compression
2:30-3:30 – Programming theory (1D & 2D arrays, SQL, records, subroutines and parameters)
Essential Items you should bring to the Meeting:
The organiser has not specified any requirements that you will need to bring with you to this session.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
All tickets will reserve a parking space for the Clifton Campus Car Park accessible by the Main Gate off the A453 using postcode NG11 8NS for Sat Nav.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Any other specific queries please contact CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk to request further information.
Should you not be able to attend one of these sessions and not designate someone to attend on your behalf, please email CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk
When & Where
CAS Regional Centre - East Midlands - Nottingham Trent University
Computing At School (CAS) aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that many students are being “turned off” computing by a combination of factors that have conspired to make the subject seem dull and pedestrian. Our goal is to put the excitement back into Computing at school.
The Computing At School group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation, whose energy, creativity, and leadership comes from its members. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners. Membership is open to everyone, and is very broad, including teachers, parents, governors, exam boards, industry, professional societies, and universities. We speak for the discipline of computing at school level, inc. FE, and not for any particular interest group.
UPDATE: September 2015
Nottingham Trent University has been awarded the role of the Network of Excellence (NoE) and Computing At School (CAS) Regional Centre of Excellence (CRCs) Status. NTU is to ensure:
- the subject of computing becomes firmly established in all primary and secondary schools across the country;
- teachers of computing, at both primary and secondary level are confident, enthusiastic, possess the subject knowledge and skills to be effective and become active participants in local communities of practice.
And we are committed to ensuring these standards are upheld in all our events that we will host and provide for the benefit of all relevant colleagues and trainees in a wide variety of Educational institutions and applications.
For more information contact: CAS.CRCEastMidlands@ntu.ac.uk