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.
Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine
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 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 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.
Darren Travi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint John Bosco Arts College
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