Revision aids for computing students

Stephanie Burke
26th February 2019
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Ensure learners are ready to tackle revision independently with these recap questions, workbooks and knowledge organisers

Preparing pupils to revise on their own, whether in the classroom or on study leave, is your opportunity to help them identify and rectify any areas of weaknesses ahead of the exams. We’ve done the hard work for you by compiling a range of supportive revision resources, designed to make sure that independent study at KS3 and KS4 is both valuable and on task.

KS3 resources

Help your KS3 students to consolidate their learning with this selection of comprehensive worksheets, booklets, knowledge organisers and tests.

Spreadsheets basics

Quick aide memoir or revision guide on spreadsheet basics such as cell referencing, cell ranges, basic formulae and functions.
By Celia Bee

Complete Storage Devices and Media Worksheet

This is a DO IT YOURSELF worksheet that covers all what students need to know on the topic. The worksheet is a 5 pages worksheet that covers storage devices and media. It is very suitable for KS4 students (Year 10 and 11). Its content include RAM and backing storage, why backing up?, types of data access, devices identification, capacity, uses, features and a short quiz.
Students are to attach the worksheet to their notebook where necessary as revision.
By ohiolei_sunlaw

Ethical, environmental and legal issues test (GCSE Computer Science and KS3 Computing)

This is a written test about the legal, ethical and environmental issues in computing.

It includes questions about Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act, Copyright, environmental issues and moral issues of technology.

Useful revision tool to help GCSE pupils recognise gaps in their knowledge.

Suitable for GCSE Computer Science classes and KS3 Computing classes.
By nwilkin

Test / Revision worksheet on Communication methods

This can be used as an assessment or revision worksheet for methods of communication, their advantages and disadvantages
By rutwija

It Revision Guide (KS3)

The revision guide could form the basis of a revision guide at Key stage 3 and could be enhanced to include other topics.

The revision guide covers the following IT topics:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Input devices
  • Storage media
  • Output devices
  • Modems
  • Networking
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
By Teacher_aesg

KS3 Computing: Revision booklet

Selection of handy revision sheets that summarise key areas of learning for the key stage 3 curriculum.
Topics included: -
Programming with Python for beginners
Programming with Scratch
Computer Systems

Links are given to original Google drawings version of the summary sheets. This will allow you to make your own copy and edit if you wish:)
By chrdol72

KS4 resources

Check out these KS4 resources, designed to get students ready to tackle their GCSE revision with confidence. You will find a selection of curriculum-aligned revision sheets, cards, booklets and knowledge organisers.

AQA GCSE ICT Revision Guide

Revision Guide I created for my classes.

Exam board is AQA, the course is the GCSE in ICT.

I tried to fit 1 topic per page, but some topics went slightly over that. Feedback from students is very positive so far. Hope this helps your classes too.
By P Plakides

J276 - Computer Science GCSE - Revision Cards

I have created revision cards for all topics in the OCR Computer Science GCSE (J276). These are used by my current Year 11 Cohort, they have found them quite effective as support tools in lessons and revision at home. I allow students to use them whilst answering question in lesson so that they are focusing on exam techniques whilst absorbing the subject knowledge too.

I have created a revision wall by printing each card in A3 and arranging it on the wall. Students can consult the wall if they are stuck.

All the cards have been designed to be printed double sided on the short edge, This is so that the topic name is on the back. All cards are using the ‘OpenDyslexic’ font, this can be seen on the PDF’s. Formatting may differ on the publisher document if you do not have the font installed.

This pack consists of the original publisher file as well as a PDF of all the cards too. I have also created a PDF of each set of cards that represent each separate paper of the OCR course.


UPDATE# I have added the Pseudocode Programming Techniques page, to match up with the Question Cards

By Jason Davis

GCSE Computer Science 9-1 – Keywords revision

For the AQA GCSE 9-1 Specification, and also suitable for OCR J276.

Contains a series of tasks for revision through keywords revision for students to use in preparation for their exams.

Prepared by subject experts, this has been chosen by TES themselves for inclusion in a learning blog! Choose this fantastic recommended resource for a great classroom experience.
By studeapps

Logic Gates and Circuits - Revision Worksheet

A revision worksheet for those students preparing for their GCSE Computer Science exam. The sheet presents a series of activities which focus on the AND, OR, and NOT gates. Also suitable for A-Level students.

Learning Objectives
1) To be able to describe how data is stored within a computer in binary form.
2) To be able to produce truth tables for the following logic gates: NOT/AND/OR
By compteacheruk

GCSE Computer Science: Revision Clock

Revision clocks are a great way for students to develop retrieval practice in preperation for exam season! My students loved it and really engaged with it!

This resource contains two revision clocks for both paper 1 and paper 2 topics for the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification as well as instructions to support their use.

Note: it is recommended that the posters are printed out on A3 paper for best effect.

By RobbotResources

(ALL) Computer Systems Knowledge Organisers

The amount of content that students are required to learn within Computing is vast the following document is all of the knowledge organisers I have developed for my students linked to the Computer Systems paper for computing. This document can be used for any specification to support students/teachers through the computing topics.

The topics covered within this document are:

  • System Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Networks
  • Systems Security
  • System Software
  • Computing Concerns and Impact on society

This document can be used in many different ways some examples are below:

  • Student led revision
  • Topic summary
  • Lesson activities/resources
  • Teacher resource
  • Homework

The document is 21 pages long and contains a vast amount of information to support with students understanding and a lot of time and effort has been placed into this document to make it as informative and engaging as possible.

Please also look out for my computational thinking knowledge organiser set that will be uploaded soon and my knowledge organiser assessments that aid in reviewing students progress.

Thanks for your time.

By NextStepComputing

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