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Preparing to Teach GCSE Computing 9 – 1

Darren Travi

Friday, October 20, 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

October 20, 2017 at 9:00AM

St James’s Church

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. Ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing or for those considering teaching it for the first time, it 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 examinations 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 the non-examinations-based assessment task:
Overview of the Non Examination based Assessment Task
Guidance on how to produce documentation what is involved

There are two teachers on this course, both of whom have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. They are extensively involved with a major examinations board, providing resources, training, assessment and examinations.

Darren Travi -
Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe. A CAS Master Teacher, he leads the Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He’s been teaching A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010. He has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers at all levels in Primary and Secondary schools.

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. Ilia has a wide experience of teaching computing and has co-authored the new KS3 Computing textbook for Hodders.


Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine

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


Darren Travi,

St James’s Church

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St James’s Church
197 Piccadilly
W1J 9LL London
United Kingdom

Friday, October 20, 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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