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GCSE Computer Science Theory Day 2 Friday Mar 24, 2017 from 9:15AM to 3:30PM
Organised by: Victoria EllisVictoria Ellis Hosted by: CAS CRC East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)
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GCSE Computer Science Theory Day 2

Friday Mar 24, 2017 from 9:15AM to 3:30PM

Hosted by CAS East Midlands (Nottingham Trent University)

The second of our GCSE Computer Science theory days, the aim is, over the three days, to provide teachers with the basic knowledge required to teach the new specifications. The day will be split into 5 hour-long sessions, delivered by experienced teachers of Computer Science.

These sessions will teach you the theory, they are not intended to teach pedagogy

The topics covered on this day include:
Networks Part 1:

  • Client-server, peer-to-peer
  • Hardware and connection media (wifi, ethernet)
  • The Internet
  • DNS
  • Virtual Networks
  • Topologies

Networks Part 2:

  • TCP/IP
  • MAC addresses
  • Other protocols
  • Protocol layering
  • Packet switching

Data Representation:Images and sound

Building robust programs:

  • Defensive design
  • Maintainability
  • Types of testing
  • Types of error

Searching and sorting:

  • Binary search
  • Linear search
  • Bubble sort
  • Merge sort
  • Insertion sort


Time Topic
09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:15 Networks Part 1
10:15 Break and refreshments
10:30 Networks Part 2
11:30 Break and refreshments
11:45 Data representation - images and sound
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Building robust programs
14:00 Room change. Searching and sorting
15:15 Close

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