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Abstraction resources for computing KS3

Abstraction resources for computing KS3

A fantastic set of resources. Abstraction is one of those topics where teachers may need a little extra help. Here are three resources that cut through what abstraction is and how students can really get to grips with this concept.
studeapps
GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 and 2 Mock Exam Bundle in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 and 2 Mock Exam Bundle in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

This bundle contains paper 1 and paper 2 of my painstakingly created custom exam papers for GCSE Computer Science. Both come with an exam board level mark scheme to ensure accurate assessment. Designed in the style and proportions of the AQA 8520 Spec but also suitable for OCR and other boards. Also contains a mock NEA assessment which is useful for developing programming skills and may become more useful if the NEA becomes an assessed piece again.
MrWatkins123
GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

This is a full mock/practice paper 2 for the new specification GCSE Computer Science. It is based on the AQA 8520 style of exams and heavily influenced by the AQA specimen and includes a full exam board level mark scheme. It would also be suitable for assessing OCR and other exam boards. Currently, there are very few full practices papers online so I decided to make this one. A huge amount of time was invested to make sure it covers the full specification of the new GCSE, so you can actually assess what is necessary. It uses the same proportions of topics and assessment points at the AQA specimen paper so you can accurately attain what your students know or need to work on. Paper 1 is also available. Hope it helps! Toby Watkins
MrWatkins123
Growth Mindset Activity: Building Bridges and Islands (Hashiwokakero)

Growth Mindset Activity: Building Bridges and Islands (Hashiwokakero)

This Growth Mindset activity: Building Bridges or simply Bridges is a Japanese logic game originally called “Hashiwokakero” These puzzles will hook both you and your students in and wanting to do more. On each visually stunning puzzle you are given a number of islands where you need to join these islands with bridges. These puzzles are designed to improve your students spatial awareness. Reasons why solving Building Bridges Puzzles are good for your students It sharpens your critical thinking skills It improves our problem solving skills It helps us in multi-tasking thinking skills It helps stay mentally fit All you need to do is decide if you want color or black and white as both are included. Personally I use color. Print them off and laminate the sheets and you are good to go. Included is also a PowerPoint show to teach you and you students how to play.
Kiwilander
GCSE Computer Science 9-1 Revision

GCSE Computer Science 9-1 Revision

With the first examination of the GCSE Computer Science 9-1 course in May 2018, these resources have been created for revision purposes. Golden nuggets for component 1&2, along with example exam technique lessons.
Pipjen77
45 COLOURED SLIDES COVERING SPREADSHEETS.

45 COLOURED SLIDES COVERING SPREADSHEETS.

AMAZING RESOURCE OF 45 COLOURED POWERPOINT SLIDES COVERING ALL THE BASICS AND USE OF FORMULAE ON SPREDSHEETS. THIS RESOURCE WILL LAST THE TEACHER 3 WEEKS TO A MONTH OF TEACHING. MATERIAL IS PUPIL FRIENDLY AND THEY WILL ENGAGE WITH THE TEACHER DUE TO THE USED FRIENDLY NATURE OF THE MATERIAL. SUPERB RESOURCE.
tesmny
Computer Science crosswords (13 topics)

Computer Science crosswords (13 topics)

Crosswords for 13 GCSE Computer Science topics, plus 3 bonus ’Mega crosswords’ containing over 40 clues each. Answer keys included for all crosswords. Each crossword is a PDF that can be printed. Great for starters and plenaries. (Two samples are also available on TES for free). Pack contains the following crosswords (plus answers for each): Hardware Software Binary (answers in binary only) Binary inc negatives (answers in binary only) Binary and Hexadecimal Data representation CPU architecture Programming languages Networks The Internet Network security Algorithms Programming
csteacher2048
Computer Games Development - Unit of work

Computer Games Development - Unit of work

1 Range of lessons: History of Consoles / Games Creating Board game Planning RPG style Game Creating RPG Game with free software RPG Boss (included) Extension to code in boss fight Python Peer assessment
Sir_Reynolds
Coding, Collaboration, Communication and Curriculum in Finland

Coding, Collaboration, Communication and Curriculum in Finland

Computer science nurtures problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. The world is increasingly run by software and we need more diversity among those people who are building it. Not all students will be software developers or writers, doctors or translators, but we are already surrounded by technology and even more so in the future. The main point is to provide a basic understanding of society, living environment and fields of science and thus provide equal opportunities for all the learners. Understanding how computers work and how to use them well, gives children skills and knowledge to succeed in global competition and life generally. Year 3 pupils were not only taught the basics of coding, but they were taught to teach other classes the magic of coding. They have taught around 200 other children and teachers in Finland and India (via video) the Magic of Coding. You can learn more about the Coding Ambassadors here or email for an online course including videos and lesson plan for collaborative coding lessons.
pipsa37
Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

Crack the Binary Code – February Message (CS Unplugged)

Teach your students how to encrypt and decrypt binary messages as well as understand binary code. This resource includes a hidden February themed message which students need to decrypt using the key (ASCII Table). Students are also given the option to write their own encrypted binary message. This is a perfect CS unplugged activity and can be used as an introduction to a lesson, for homework, for early finishers or even when you have no access to computers in the computer lab.
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