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Two Day Theory Course - Preparing to Teach A level Computer Science Saturday Nov 3, 2018 9:00AM until Sunday Nov 4, 2018 5:00PM
Hosted by: Wetherby Senior School
Darren Travi
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence



Two-Day Theory Course for A-Level Computer Science


November 3, 2018 at 9:00AM


Wetherby Senior School London 

An overview and techniques for teaching the most challenging topics in the linear A level Computing course, ideally suited to teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing for some time. On Day 1, we will focus on the core theory common to both boards; on Day 2, we will look at different theory topics, for which there will be two workshops.

Delegates will go away for lots of resources to help them through the first year of teaching the course.

The cost for attending only one of the two days is £150.

DAY 1

Day 1, Session 1 - Fundamentals of Programming and Computational Thinking:
Computational thinking
Standard and complex algorithms
Efficiency of different algorithms

Day 1, Session 2 - Data Structures:
Trees, stacks and queues
Graphs; linked lists; intractable algorithms; Dijkstra/A*

DAY 2 FOR OCR

Day 2, Session 1 - Object-Oriented Programming:
Classes; objects; attributes; methods
Encapsulation; inheritance; polymorphism
Practical coding examples and exam questions

Day 2, Session 2 - Review of OCR Algorithms:
Standard and complex algorithms; algorithms for Quick Sort and Merge Sort
Day 2, Session 3 - Review of OCR Paper 2 Section B (Case Study Questions):
A look at selected topics from various boards

DAY 2 FOR AQA:

Day 2, Session 1 - Object-Oriented Programming:br> Classes; objects; attributes; methods
Encapsulation; inheritance; polymorphism; aggregation; composition; overriding
Unified Modelling Language (UML)
Practical coding examples and exam questions

Day 2, Session 2 - Review of Standard Algorithms:
Standard and complex algorithms; algorithms for Quick and Merge Sort
Finite state machines (FSMs)
Reverse Polish
Backus-Naur Form (BNF)/syntax diagrams

Day 2, Session 3 - Review of AQA Exam Questions:
A look at selected topics from various boards

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 Avroutine and Darren Travi are extensively involved with a major United Kingdom examination board through the provision of resources, training, assessment and examinations.

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

HOST

Darren Travi, darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk


For further information: darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

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