Challenges for computing students

End-of-lesson activities and challenging problems to push higher-ability students in computing

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Motivate more able students to further their learning with these extension activities

Whatever task has been set, there are always students who grasp concepts more quickly and make progress at a faster rate. Ensure that these pupils are challenged, stretched and driven to investigate new ideas with these innovative resources. 

Creative Challenges

Programming-based problem solving is ideal for stimulating more able students through the use of open-ended questions to promote creative thinking.

Computing - Coding Challenge 1 - Geo-Fencing
zwizih

Computing - Coding Challenge 1 - Geo-Fencing

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A programming/coding challenge for intermediate level students The task is broadly outlined ; is not specific to any programming language and has useful extensions for the more advanced student Further challenges are available from Zwizih.com
Python - Independent Challenges (Basic)
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Python - Independent Challenges (Basic)

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A short workbook which has a series of challenges which students can try to tackle independently after learning basic programming techniques. For each challenge, students are expected to draw a flowchart, write some pseudocode and then attempt to code it themselves. We print the booklets out an...

Motivate more able students to further their learning with these extension activities

Encourage early finishers to develop their skills with these independent computing tasks.

Modulo Maths and RSA Encryption
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Modulo Maths and RSA Encryption

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A set of worksheets introducing modulo mathematics and progressing to one of its applications, RSA encryption. The spreadsheet is formatted for printing. In addition, the RSA demonstration sheet could be used as an interactive activity as well as a paper worksheet. Produced for a Core Maths level 3 ...
Computer Science - Algorithms and Problem Solving
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Computer Science - Algorithms and Problem Solving

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A presentation most suitable for KS4 looking at algorithms and problem solving. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation. Learning Objective(s): Explore program design methods used to solve problems. ...