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Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

Darren Travi

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM (BST)

Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence



Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science


June 23, 2018 at 9:00AM


Eden Boys’ School

For ICT teachers of all abilities. Python techniques and analysis of the sample NEA. Essential computational and algorithmic thinking skills necessary for success when writing algorithms as part of the examination questions at GCSE. Differentiated solutions to these sample tasks.
ONE DAY WILL BE CHARGED AT £150

We will cover general programming & project management skills to prepare you and your pupils for any board's NEA, such as best coding practices, administration, the prevention and identification of malpractice, presentation of evidence and authenticating work, and the marking of sample tasks. Lots of resources to take away, too!

DAY 1 - GCSE OVERVIEW AND UNDERSTANDING PROGRAMMING
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

DAY 2 – ADVANCED NEA-FOCUSSED SKILLS
Files and data, lists, searching and sorting
Bringing it all together – the modular approach
How to generate effective pseudcode and flowchart problems

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.

* 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 the boards’ NEAs. We will help you avoid malpractice issues by informing of procedures and best practices.

SPEAKERS

Darren Travi

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.

HOST

Darren Travi, darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

Eden Boys’ School

For further information: darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

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Have questions about Two-Day Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science? Contact Darren Travi

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

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 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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