8 results for "Computer Science"

AS/A-level Computer Science: Intro to the new specification

Suitable for: Subject teachers and Heads of Department who are considering teaching the new AS or A-level Computer Science specification with AQA.

Focus: You are invited to attend a free of charge event to learn more about AQA’s new specification for AS and A-level Computer Science.

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Location Date
Online 30 Jun 2014 Book
Online 02 Jul 2014 Book
Online 03 Jul 2014 Book
Online 09 Jul 2014 Book
Online 25 Sep 2014 Book
Online 30 Sep 2014 Book

Demystify GCSE Computer Science: online support programme

Suitable for: * HoD ICT / Computing * Teachers of ICT / Computing * Newly Qualified Teachers * Non-specialist teachers of Computing * Anyone interested in delivering the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification now or in the future

To obtain the maximum benefit from this course an elementary knowledge of computer programming concepts and techniques will be an advantage.

Focus: This exciting new programme of support for GCSE Computer Science consists of ten, two hour, online ‘twilight’ sessions enabling you to develop your understanding of the specification without the need to leave your desk. The learning outcomes are mapped directly to the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification in association with The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications. The programme focuses on making the very best use of no cost and low cost resources, regular ‘surgery sessions’, an email helpline and recordings of the live sessions.

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Location Date
Online 29 Apr 2014 - 15 Jul 2014 Book
Online 30 Sep 2014 - 09 Dec 2014 Book

GCSE Computer Science: Ready to Teach

Suitable for: All teachers whether experienced or newly qualified who will be teaching the GCSE Computer Science course for the first time.

Focus: Brand new for 2014 this course reviews the structure of the specification and gives guidance on planning, resources, support and the preparation of your students for assessment. It will also provide an opportunity to network and exchange views with other teachers.

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Location Date
London 04 Jun 2014 Book
Leeds 13 Jun 2014 Book
London 29 Sep 2014 Book

GCSE Computing: An introduction to programming using Python

Suitable for: All teachers of KS4 Computing/Computer Science with little or no experience of Python or programming.

Focus: This new course will raise the confidence of teachers of KS4 Computing/Computer Science who have little or no experience of Python or programming. By attending teachers will:

  • receive hands-on access to the Python programming environment
  • gain a good working understanding of Python and of basic programming
  • feel comfortable tackling the programming aspects required at KS4
  • receive access to resources to use in the classroom
  • have opportunities to network and share good practice with other teachers.

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  • Location Date
    Manchester 05 Jun 2014 Book
    London 01 Jul 2014 Book

    GCSE/KS3/4 Computing: Let's make a game of IT- Game Maker

    Suitable for: Teachers at all stages of their careers who wish to develop knowledge and skills in computer programming. Teachers of ICT/Computing – KS3-KS4

    Focus: This exciting new course is an introduction to computer game programming using the Game Maker software. You will be taken through the necessary steps to create your own platform video game and be provided with an array of possibilities to take the game further beyond the course itself.

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    Location Date
    London 02 Jun 2014 Book
    Leeds 26 Jun 2014 Book

    GCSE/KS3/4 Computing: Starting from Scratch

    Suitable for: Teachers at all stages of their careers who wish to develop knowledge and skills in computer programming. Teachers of ICT / Computing KS3-KS4.

    Focus: Starting from Scratch is an exciting new course, aimed at KS3 and KS4, which will introduce you to the world of computer programming using MIT's Scratch visual programming language.

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    Location Date
    Manchester 09 May 2014 Book
    London 04 Jul 2014 Book
    Manchester 10 Jul 2014 Book

    KS3 Computing: how to teach programming

    Suitable for: Computing/ICT subject leaders; specialist ICT teachers

    Focus: Programming in all its versions will be an essential component of all schemes of work which follow the Programme of Study. This day will introduce the key concepts,a range of programming environments and consider planning for assessment and progression.

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    Location Date
    London 03 Jul 2014 Book
    Manchester 11 Jul 2014 Book

    KS3 The new computing PoS: developing a curriculum

    Suitable for: School leaders and computing/ICT subject leaders. In the past schools have found it valuable to have more than one person attend, preferably including a school leader.

    Focus: Changes in the programme of study will require all schools to audit and replan their computing/ICT schemes of work. This day will introduce clear guidance as to the extent for the need to change, how to audit, and sampling of a range of activities. Progression and assessment will be considered.

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    Location Date
    London 03 Jun 2014 Book
    Manchester 19 Jun 2014 Book