On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence
Preparing to teach Advanced level Computer Science (one-day theory course)
March 11, 2017 at 9:00AM
Eden Boys' School
|Darren Travi (CAS Master Teacher) and Ilia Avroutine have developed this course for teachers who are currently offering or considering A-Level Computer Science. With movement towards linear A Levels introduced last year, our training will provide information about the more demanding and newer topics in the new A-Level course, to teach them with confidence in fun and engaging ways. This course is ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing for some time. Delegates will go away for lots of resources to help them through the first year of the course.|
Delegates are expected to bring their own laptop computer to the event
Session 1 - Which specification should I choose?
Overview of different boards – a look a different specifications, and guidance on deciding what is the best specification for you
Session 2 - Fundamentals of programming and Computational Thinking
Standard and complex algorithms
Efficiency of different algorithms
Algorithms for the main data structures: trees, stacks and queues
Review of typical new, model examination questions
Session 3 - Maths for Computer Science
Fundamentals of data representation, different number formats, number bases, units conversations, floating point, mantissa two’s compliment, and unsigned binary
Boolean algebra and circuits - AND, OR, NOT, NAND, XOR AND NOR
Session 4 Approaching the theory topics
This is a practical session on what pupils are expected to know
Machine architecture and the fetch-execute cycle
Session 5 - How to approach the Computing project
What is involved in planning, developing and producing documentation for the A-Level coursework?
Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine
Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. He is a CAS Master Teacher and leads the Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. Darren has been teaching A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010. Darren has been an active and leading member of Computing At School and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers IN Computing at Primary and Secondary phases.
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. Ilia co-leads the CAS Bucks Hub and has run a number of training events, including at the annual CAS Conference in Birmingham and a series of CPD events around the country. He has a wide experience of teaching Computing and has co-authored the Key Stage 3 Computing text book for Hodders.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.
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Eden Boys' School, 150 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham B42 2SY
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