Supportive resources for computing students

Resources to support computing students understand key content, write succinctly and revise efficiently for KS3 exams and GCSE

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Knowledge organisers, literacy mats and glossaries to help pupils to demonstrate their subject knowledge 

Computing topics can include complex concepts and vocabulary, which can be difficult to absorb and even harder for students to explain to others, especially the examiner. With this in mind, we've gathered a selection of resources to support learners in mastering essential topics and to provide them with tools to encourage their writing skills and give them confidence in assessments and exams.

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Have a look at these resources to find quick and easy ways to support pupils with learning and using vocabulary, facts and content for assessments and exams.

The Vocabulary of Computational Thinking
RobbotResources

The Vocabulary of Computational Thinking

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Computational thinking is full of complicated words. This poster was created to help students pronounce the four elements of computational thinking (Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithmic Design) phonetically. I have included both PNG and JPEG versions. Update: High ...
CS Knowledge Organisers - Software
NextStepComputing

CS Knowledge Organisers - Software

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This is part of my Knowledge Organiser set for Computer Science. This part focuses on Software and key CS concerns. 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...
Programming core concepts flashcards
DanielKeefe

Programming core concepts flashcards

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A set of flashcards for students to use to revise key programming terminology. I created these for my GCSE students, so that they would be clear on key terms. These cards help them remember the core ideas, which helps them program and discuss their programming.
MicroBit Help Sheet (for MicroPython)
CompuTeach

MicroBit Help Sheet (for MicroPython)

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A help sheet to be used as a MicroPython command reference by students engaging in independent work with the MicroBit. Most basic MicroPython commands and statements for KS3 are listed, in a visual format not dissimilar to Scratch, so KS3 students can be nudged to relate the two ("it's basica...
Networks Test
Nichola Wilkin

Networks Test

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This is a written test about computer networks. It includes questions about LANs, the internet and the world wide web, network hardware, network topologies, data packets, MAC and IP addresses, network security and cloud storage. Useful revision tool to help GCSE pupils recognise gaps in th...