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Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

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Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM (BST)

Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

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On behalf of Computing At School

Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer School

hosted by

Darren Travi,

St James's Church, Piccadilly

Monday Jun 4, 2018 9:00AM until Tuesday Jun 5, 2018 5:00PM

Python techniques for teachers of all abilities, we will cover general programming and project management skills to prepare you and your pupils for any board's NEA, such as: best coding practices; admin; identification and prevention of malpractice; presentation of evidence; authenticating work; marking sample tasks.

Sample NEA analysis and skills audit
Variable assignment, data types, selection, and iteration
Creating user interfaces; validation; formatted output
Use of functions with global and local variables
Overview of JCQ guidance, logistics and avoiding malpractice

Files and data, lists, searching and sorting
Bringing it all together – the modular approach

Delegates will each work at a computer and receive collective and individual tuition throughout the day. This is a practical training course that will help you teach GCSE computing, with lots of resources to take away.

We discuss sample NEA solutions only and NOT the live tasks. We believe that sharing solutions to live tasks is unacceptable and contravenes JCQ guidelines. We aim to explain the techniques and the process that will apply to all of boards’ NEAs. We will help you avoid malpractice issues by informing you of procedures and best practices.

There are two teachers, both of whom have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level, and who are extensively involved with a large Examination Board through the provision of resources, training, assessment and exams.

Darren Travi
Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher, Darren leads the South Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He has taught A-Level Computer Science since the 1990's, and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010.

Ilia Avroutine
Ilia has taught A-Level Computer Science for over ten years, having previously taught Computing in Canada. He 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.

Light refreshments available

For further information: Darren Travi (

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St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
City of Westminster
W1J 9LL London
United Kingdom

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM (BST)

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