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Two Day A level Computer Science Theory Event Saturday Sep 26, 2020 9:00AM until Sunday Sep 27, 2020 5:00PM
Organised by Master Teacher: Darren TraviDarren Travi Hosted by: The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
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On behalf of Computing At School

Two Day A level Computer Science Theory Event

hosted by

The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Saturday May 16, 2020 9:00AM until Sunday May 17, 2020 5:00PM

An overview and techniques for teaching the most challenging topics in the linear A level Computing. This course is ideally suited for teachers who have been teaching GCSE Computing for some time. We will be focusing on the core theory common to all boards Delegates will go away for lots of resources to help them through the two years of teaching the course.


Time Topic
09:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:30 First TopicSession 1: Fundamentals of Programming and Computational Thinking • Computational thinking • Standard and complex algorithms • Efficiency of different algorithms • Standard and complex algorithms – algorithms for Quick and Merge Sort
13:30 Session 2: Data structures • Trees, stacks and queues • Graphs, linked lists, intractable algorithms, Dijkstra/A*
09:30 Session 1: Object Oriented Programming · Classes, Objects, Attributes, Methods · Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Aggregation, Composition, Overriding · Unified Modelling Language (UML) · Practical coding examples and exam questions
13:30 Session 2 Maths for Computer Science • Data representation – floating point arithmetic addition and subtraction, normalisation, masking and shifts

Light refreshments available

For further information: Darren Travi (

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