Address: Mathematics and Science Learning Centre,
University of Southampton,
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NCCE - Algorithms in GCSE computer science -2 day course Monday Jul 15, 2019 from 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Organised by: Kira TerryKira Terry Hosted by: NCCE
Mathematics and Science Learning Centre, mslc@southampton.ac.uk
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This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods.

You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE Computer Science, the CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Outcomes

You will gain the required knowledge to help your students:

  • understand and compare algorithms in terms of inputs, processes and outputs, including sorts, searches and string manipulations
  • analyse problems, interpret flowcharts and pseudocode and evaluate the fitness of solutions using test data and logical reasoning
  • trace algorithms and improve them, by identifying and correcting errors
  • design algorithms using written descriptions, pseudocode and flowcharts to solve problems, leading to modular programming of solutions in Python code

Second session 17th July 2019