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Darren Travi

Saturday, July 1, 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

July 1, 2017 at 9:00AM

Royal Grammar School High Wycombe 

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 or for those considering teaching it for the first time. It will focus on teaching strategies for the technical topics involved in the new specifications. Delegates will go away with 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 & Programming paper:
- Effective and efficient algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts
- How to implement binary, linear searches
- New model examination questions


Darren Travi and Ilia Avroutine 

Ilia and Darren are extensively involved with the a major GCSE Examinations 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 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. He has been an active and leading member of Computing At School and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events supporting teachers at Primary and Secondary phase.

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. Ilia 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.


Darren Travi,

Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

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Royal Grammar School
Amersham Road
High Wycombe
HP13 6QT Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

Saturday, July 1, 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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