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Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science Thursday Jun 1, 2017 9:00AM until Friday Jun 2, 2017 5:00PM
Organised by Master Teacher: Darren TraviDarren Travi Hosted by: Eden Boys' School
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On behalf of Computing At School

Two-Day Python Programming Course for Teaching GCSE Computer Science

hosted by

Darren Travi,

Eden Boys' School

Thursday Jun 1, 2017 9:00AM until Friday Jun 2, 2017 5:00PM

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

Costs for this two day course are £270, if booking for one day the charge is £150 per day booked

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 assignments, 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.

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 a leading Examination Board, through 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 phases.

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.

Light refreshments available

For further information: Darren Travi (

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