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Preparing to teach Advanced Level Computer Science (Two-day theory course)

Darren Travi

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM (BST)

Preparing to teach Advanced Level Computer Science...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Sep 30, 2017 £270.00 £15.71
Day 1 Algorithms Sep 30, 2017 £150.00 £8.99
Day 2 - Theiry Sep 30, 2017 £150.00 £8.99

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence



Preparing to teach Advanced level Computer Science (two -day theory course)


Saturday 30th September to Sunday 1st October 2017  

starting at  9:00AM to 17:00 am 

 

Eden Boys' School

This course is designed for  schools 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

 

Day 1

Session 1: Fundamentals of Programming and Computational Thinking

  • Computational thinking
  • Standard and complex algorithms
  • Efficiency of different algorithms

 

Session 2:  Data structures

  • Trees, stacks and queues
  • Graphs, linked lists, intractable algorithms

 

 

Session 3:   Coursework  

  • What is involved in a planning developing and producing documentation for the A level Coursework

 

Day 2

Session 1:  Object Oriented Programming

 

  • Classes, Objects, Attributes, Methods
  • Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism
  • Practical coding examples and exam questions

 

Session 2 Machine Architecture

  • Programming in LMC
  • Role of the CPU and registers moving beyond GCSE
  • Past Examination Questions

 

Session 3 Maths for Computer Science

  • Data representation – floating point arithmetic  addition and subtraction, normalisation, masking and shifts
  • Boolean Algebra – Karnaugh Maps, flip flops and full adders

 

Session 4 Review of Examination Papers

  • A look at selected topics from various boards


What is involved in planning, developing and producing documentation for the A-Level coursework?

SPEAKERS

Course Leaders

Course Leaders

There are 2 teachers on this course, both Ilia and Darren are extensively involved in providing resources, training or assessment and examinations.

 

Darren Travi -

Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher. He leads the South Buckinghamshire CAS Hub, teaching A-level Computer Science since the 1990's, and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010.  

 

Ilia Avroutine -

Ilia has taught A level Computer Science for over 10 years having previously taught Computing in Canada.   Ilia is the Head of Computer Science at the Wetherby Senior School in London. He has a wide experience of teaching Computing and has co - authored a number of popular resources and textbooks. 

All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.

CONTACT & VENUE

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

Eden Boys' School, 150 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham B42 2SY

For further information: darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

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Have questions about Preparing to teach Advanced Level Computer Science (Two-day theory course)? Contact Darren Travi

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Eden Boys' School
150 Wellhead Lane
B42 2SY Birmingham
United Kingdom

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM (BST)


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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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