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GCSE Computer Science: Prepare pupils for NEAs, Bradford 20Jun17 Tuesday Jun 20, 2017 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM
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GCSE Computer Science: Prepare pupils for NEAs

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Host: Alan O'Donohoe,

Please note: A minimum number of 5 teachers are needed to register on this course to make it viable. Please encourage others to attend.


  • How are you preparing your GCSE Computer Science students for the Non-Examined Assessment part of their course?
  • How can you effectively teach children to problem solve, algorithm design and text-based programming?
  • How do you differentiate your teaching so that your students can make rapid learning progress?

Aims: This event will support teachers with the development of GCSE Computer Science in their schools. It will provide teachers with an impactful practical experience demonstrating a range of teaching & learning strategies they can use in their own Computing lessons in KS3/KS4, but particularly useful for teaching GCSE Computer Science.

We will focus on Teaching & Learning strategies that include paired programming, problem-solving, algorithm design, Python, code-sharing, debugging and differentiation strategies.

Equipment will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own laptop.

9:00 Welcome. Group Discussion Activities.

9:15 Classroom Based Activity:

  • Identifying the challenges of text-based programming
  • Modelling strategies to support less confident learners
  • Developing students confidence with problem solving
  • Using a text-based programming language to develop a solution
  • Sharing solutions to benefit all learners

11:00 Close

Please note - Alan O'Donohoe and host other related CPD sessions that may be of interest to you, more information at 

Also, #exabytes17 - a teaching and learning with technology conference takes place in Bradford on Friday 7th July. A conference designed by teachers for teachers, with tickets costing just £10 - £50. More information at

This event is being run by part of Exa Education