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Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science

Darren Travi

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard May 6, 2017 £270.00 £15.71
Day 1 Introduction May 6, 2017 £140.00 £8.43
Day 2 Introduction May 6, 2017 £140.00 £8.43

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence



Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science


May 6, 2017 at 9:00AM


Saint John Bosco Arts College

Darren Travi (CAS Master Teacher) and Ilia Avroutine have developed this two-day CPD course for ICT teachers of all abilities. The training will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach in an interesting and engaging way the GCSE Computer Science curriculum. It will help your pupils to thrive in their GCSEs.


Day 1 - GCSE: overview and understanding programming
Overview of the GCSE concepts and assessment criteria
Teacher skills audit and strategies to leverage existing ICT knowledge
Variable assignment, data types, selection, and iteration
Creating user interfaces, validation, and formatted output
Use of functions with global and local variables

Day 2 - Advanced Skills: identifying the key characteristics of student success at GCSE
Advanced Python - file writing, list manipulation, string slicing and dictionaries
Examples of sample assessment material from different exam boards

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.

SPEAKERS

Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine

Course Leaders:
There are two teachers on this course, both of whom have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. 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.

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

Saint John Bosco Arts College

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

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Saint John Bosco Arts College
Stonedale Crescent
L11 9DQ Liverpool
United Kingdom

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 7, 2017 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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