This course will provide teachers with proven strategies for teaching the knowledge and concepts required for GCSE Computing and GCSE Computer Science. Applicable to OCR, AQA, Edexcel and WJEC GCSE Computing qualifications, this course will model and explore pedagogic approaches that teachers including non-specialists can use to ensure their classes are equipped to achieve the best possible outcomes in GCSE Computer Science examinations. This is a new course designed to reflect changes to GCSE Specifications from 2016, but will also be useful for those teaching classes being examined in 2017.
As well as providing you with access to lots of high quality resources, Alan will focus a great deal of emphasis on the pedagogy of teaching computer science, with practical approaches to teaching the theory including a review of current resources available as well as different exam preparation techniques.
Expect to explore a variety of strategies to teach and assess the theoretical elements of the GCSE, worth 80% of the qualification in 2018 examinations. Alan will endeavour to match the course content to suit the needs of those participating.
Delegates are recommended to bring a fully charged laptop or tablet device to the course to interact with the course materials.
This course includes:
• Superb course materials
• Refreshments and a three course lunch
THIS COURSE AIMS TO
Through his work in the classroom, Alan has earned an excellent reputation within computer science education and has a wealth of experience in delivering courses which have been consistently graded by teachers and inspectors as "outstanding". Despite having no previous computer science background, Alan first introduced the subject into his school in 2007 and GCSE computing in 2010. Alan was one of the first DfE Computing At School master teachers, and is the founder of both Raspberry Jam (the global community for people to discover the potential of the Raspberry Pi) and Hack To The Future. Thousands of teachers have used Alan’s resources for teaching computing and his work has featured in The Guardian, TES, The Sunday Times and on the BBC.
“Alan was an excellent trainer, a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge allowed me to gain a huge amount from the course. Brilliant resources and links to allow me to explore the content further.”
Neil Palmer , Failsworth School - June 2016
“Great course, Alan is extremely enthusiastic making me feel more confident and competent when teaching computing.”
Jennifer Coote , Marple Hall School - June 2016