Nichola Wilkin - Computer Science
Nichola Wilkin - Computer Science
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Helping computer science teachers take control of their workload. My refreshingly different teaching resources enable you to teach great lessons that help your pupils engage with the subject matter. I’m an experienced teacher and HoD and professionally create resources through my company Nichola Wilkin Ltd. My book “Python by Example” published by Cambridge University Press has been a runaway success. Download my free resources now to see why I am one of the most popular authors on TES.

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This programming fundamentals workbook is perfect for students studying for the OCR GCSE (9-1) in computer science and has been updated to completely cover the new specification J277.

It can be used in the classroom as a teaching aid, for self-study or as a revision tool. In this resource you will receive an interactive PDF workbook so your students can either print it out and complete the activities by hand or fill it in electronically making this an ideal workbook for use in school or for students studying at home.

The answer booklet is provided as a separate PDF file so you can assign your students the workbook without including the answers.

This 70-page workbook completely covers the new specification J277 2.2 programming fundamentals theory.

Table of Contents:

  • The use of variables, constants, operators, inputs, outputs and assignments
  • Sequence
  • Selection
  • Iteration (count-controlled and condition-controlled loops)
  • Common arithmetic operators
  • Common Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT)
  • Data types (integer, real, Boolean, character, string and casting)
  • Basic string manipulation
  • File handling operations (open, read, write and close)
  • The use of records to store data
  • The use of SQL to search for data
  • The use of arrays (1D and 2D arrays)
  • How to use sub programs (functions and procedures)
  • Random number generation

You may also be interested in these workbooks which have also been written to cover the J277 specification:
Systems Architecture
Memory and Storage
Computer networks, connections and protocols
Network Security
Systems Software
Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Impacts
Producing Robust Programs
Boolean Logic
Programming Languages and IDEs

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Workbook, Python challenges and a glossary to help pupils learn Python programming. Suitable for KS3 and GCSE Computer Science. Purchasing this bundle saves you 29% on the usual individual price.


OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science J277 Workbooks

**11 comprehensive ready to use interactive workbooks that increase pupil engagement and completely meet the new J277 OCR Computer Science specification.** This complete set of workbooks for GCSE J277 Computer Science have been rewritten and updated to completely cover the new syllabus and exactly match the new OCR J277 requirements. They can be printed out and filled in by hand or used on a computer, filled in and submitted to you for marking electronically. An ideal solution when teachers are not able to gain access to a computer room due to social distancing measures or when your room is being used by another subject. Alternatively, you can set them as homework/self-study projects for your students to compete to supplement lesson time and make up for time lost due to the pandemic. Each workbook covers a section of the syllabus allowing you to focus on one topic at a time. Answers are provided in a separate PDF workbook so you can issue the workbooks to your students without including the answers if you wish. Tasks are used through the workbook to reinforce the learning and allow you to check their progress. Each workbook also comes with a checklist which students can tick to show the areas in which they are confident and which areas they feel they need more work on, helping you make the most of the time you have with your students. Workbooks included: 1.1 Systems architecture 1.2 Memory and storage 1.3 Computer networks, connections and protocols 1.4 Network security 1.5 Systems software 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology 2.1 Algorithms 2.2 Programming fundamentals (using Python) 2.3 Producing robust programs (using Python) 2.4 Boolean logic 2.5 Programming Languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDE)



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