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Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1

Darren Travi

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1

Saturday 7th October at 9:00AM

Eden Boys' School

With the change in the assessment for GCSE Computing, our training will bring the skills and confidence needed to teach the new specifications in a fun and engaging way. This course is ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing as well as those considering teaching it for the first time, and will focus on strategies for teaching the technical topics involved in the new specifications. Delegates will leave with lots of resources to help them through the first year of teaching the course.

Delegates are expected to bring their own laptop computer to the event

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

Session 5 - How to approach non-examination-based assessment tasks

Overview of the non-examination-based assessment task
Guidance on how to produce documentation - what is involved


Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine, Eden Boys' School, 150 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham B42 2SY

Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher who 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. Darren has been an active and leading member of Computing At School, and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting the teaching of Computing at Primary and Secondary phase.

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, including at the annual CAS Conference in Birmingham, as well as 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.


150 Wellhead Lane

Eden Boys' School

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017 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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