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Three-Day Programming Course to GCSE Monday Apr 10, 2017 9:00AM until Wednesday Apr 12, 2017 5:00PM
Organised by Master Teacher: Darren TraviDarren Travi Hosted by: Stranmillis University College
Darren Travi
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Three-Day Programming Course to GCSE

April 10, 2017 at 9:00AM

Stranmillis University College

£400 for the full three days / £170 per individual day

This CPD will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach, in an interesting and engaging way, up to the top end of the GCSE Computer Science curriculum. It will give you strategies to prepare your pupils to start their Controlled Assessment work. The course will start at the beginning looking at KS3 programming, before moving on to the more-demanding aspects of GCSE CS and into the start of A Level CS.

Day 1 - Introduction to Python Programming at Key Stage 3:
Input / output and assignment
Selection and nested selection
Iteration and looping constructs – While and For loops

Day 2 - GCSE Overview and Understanding Programming:
Overview of the GCSE concepts; assessment criteria
Developing applications in Python
Creating user interfaces; validation; formatted output
Lists; data manipulation
Advanced variable assignment; data types; selection

Day 3 - Advanced Skills - Identifying the Key Characteristics of Pupil Success at GCSE:
String manipulation vs list operations
Use of functions and passing parameters
Advanced Python - data storage and persistence


Darren Travi 

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.

All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.


Darren Travi,

Stranmillis University College

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