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Darren Travi

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 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

High Wycombe

October 19th 2018

Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Ideally suited for those teaching GCSE Computing or considering doing so for the first time, we focus on strategies for teaching the technical topics involved in the new specifications. Lots of free resources to take away to help you through the first year of teaching the course.

Session 1 – Overview of the course

Session 2 – The Algorithms and Programming Paper:
Effective algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts;
Binary, linear searches;
Bubble, merge and insertion sorting.

Session 3 – The Computer Systems Paper:
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;
Introduction to networks (LANs, WANs, network topologies), protocols, and layers.


Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine

The two teachers on this course are extensively involved in providing resources, training, assessment and examinations. Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher. He leads the South Buckinghamshire CAS Hub, having taught A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010. Ilia has taught A-Level Computer Science for over ten years, having previously taught Computing in Canada. Ilia is 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.


Darren Travi,

Royal Grammar School High Wycombe

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Royal Grammar School
Amesham Road
HP13 6QT High Wycombe
United Kingdom

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 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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