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Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1 (Liverpool)

Darren Travi

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1 (Liverpool)

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1 (Liverpool)

October 27, 2016 at 9:00AM

St John Bosco Arts College

With the change in the assessment for GCSE Computing our training will bring the skills and confidence needed to teach interesting 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


The teachers on this course have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. Both Ilia and Darren are extensively involved with the OCR Examination Board, 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 Computing At School 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. 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 to Secondary. He is also a lead trainer for OCR for its 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. Ilia has also been appointed a lead trainer for OCR on the “Debugging the Problem” Python course, and is an examiner for OCR's A-Level Computer Science.

Paul Long:
Paul has a first class honours degree in Computer Science and started as a teacher in 1997, teaching KS3 and GCSE IT and A-Level Computer Science. formerly, he was principal moderator/examiner for OCR’s A-Level ICT course covering the 2513 Structured Tasks Coursework and then for its G062 coursework for the first year, after which he left OCR to focus on a consultancy business. Paul has worked in maintained schools for 15 years, including nine 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.

For further details please contact:
Darren Travi
Computing at Schools Master Teacher and HUB Leader
Head of Computing
Royal Grammar School
Amersham Road
High Wycombe
HP13 6QT
PH 0781 489 3452

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


Darren Travi,

St John Bosco Arts College

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St John Bosco Arts College
Storrington Ave
L11 9DQ Liverpool
United Kingdom

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 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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