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End of KS3 Computer Science assessment test

End of KS3 Computer Science assessment test

This test is ideal to use as an end of KS3 test which can either be used to provide a VERY APPROXIMATE predicted grade for GCSE (9-1) Computer Science or to help you decide which pupils you think will be suitable for selecting the subject at GCSE. Alternatively, it can be used as a baseline assessment at the start of year 10 or when a new pupil joins your school to help you find gaps in their knowledge. It covers the following areas: • Programming skills • Binary • Inside a computer (hardware and software) • Networks • Computers and the law There is a 7-page A4 PDF document containing the test to photocopy and give out to the pupils, a 4-page PDF document containing the mark scheme and a 1-page PDF document for the teacher giving guidance on how to administer the test and giving very approximate predicted grades for GCSE (9-1).
nwilkin
Computer Science AQA GCSE (9-1) Paper 2 exam preparation workbooks

Computer Science AQA GCSE (9-1) Paper 2 exam preparation workbooks

This is the most comprehensive set of resources which entirely cover the AQA GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (8520) - Paper 2 examination. These workbooks exactly match the AQA syllabus and include the theory as well as tasks to complete and the answers. Ideal to be used in a classroom, to set for homework or as a self-study aid for teacher’s who feel they need to become more confident with the subject matter. Includes 5 separate PDF documents covering the following areas Fundamentals of data representation Computer systems Fundamentals of computer networks Fundamentals of cyber security Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy Usually these high-quality, detailed workbooks sell for £20 each but by purchasing them as a bundle you can get all 5 workbooks for only £60, saving you a massive £40.
nwilkin
GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Computer System Hardware/Software- Linked to Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Computer System Hardware/Software- Linked to Knowledge Organiser

This is a module summary quiz on the topic of the Computer System, including Hardware and Software. The assessment features a range of question types and includes full worked solutions and answers. I print these 2 to a page and use them as a low stakes quiz at the end of a module. I will also be reusing them as a revision resource for my year 11s. These module quizzes are linked to the Knowledge Organisers I have also made and are available on TES. Most of the content is featured on the similarly named organiser, but would still be more than suitable without the use of the organisers. Any questions, please feel free to ask. Thanks, Toby Watkins
MrWatkins123
Interesting projects with  your micro:bit, How to: Bloodhound SSC

Interesting projects with your micro:bit, How to: Bloodhound SSC

Written by Adrian Oldknow (CCITE) for the Bloodhound Project, this is a comprehensive ‘How -to’ guide to adapt your micro:bit for projects such as an automatic plant waterer, to a smart lighting system. The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information on our inspiring workshops, activities, videos, and resources, visit www.bloodhoundssc.com, or follow us on twitter: @Bloodhound_EDU.
Bloodhound_EDU
Using micro:bit for data logging and modelling, How-to Guide Bloodhound SSC

Using micro:bit for data logging and modelling, How-to Guide Bloodhound SSC

Written by Adrian Oldknow (CCITE) for the Bloodhound Project, This comprehensive guide helps you set up your micro:bit for physics practicals recording temperature, light intensity and more. The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information on our inspiring workshops, activities, videos, and resources, visit www.bloodhoundssc.com, or follow us on twitter: @Bloodhound_EDU.
Bloodhound_EDU
Computing Skills Progression Y1-Y6

Computing Skills Progression Y1-Y6

Great for subject coordinators or to see progression in mixed year groups. Also good to plan lessons, especially if you have those who are less able. 7 word documents showing progression in: Programming Digital Exploration Communicate and Collaborate Multimedia Digital Media Music and Sound Data
orangedaisy86
Computer Science Poster: Computer Systems

Computer Science Poster: Computer Systems

Download my free poster to support your GCSE computer science students prepare for their exams. The poster includes information the following areas of computer systems: Computer system diagram including components of the CPU, motherboard, storage and connections Peripheral devices (input & output devices and storage systems [magnetic, optical & solid state]) Software (examples of operating systems and application software) Von Neuman architecture Key components of a computer Memory & storage Factors affecting the performance of the CPU Update: High Resolution 2560x1440 in both PNG & JPEG format ***Please leave a Review!!!
RobbotResources
Computer Science - Storage Methods - Optical, Magnetic etc. PPT, Test, Booklet, Answers

Computer Science - Storage Methods - Optical, Magnetic etc. PPT, Test, Booklet, Answers

A full section of work that introduces Computer Science students to different types of Computer Storage.** Watch the video preview** BEFORE you buy so you can see the quality of this resource! This mega resource includes: 23 Slide PowerPoint with tasks and theory on Computer Storage. 7 page booklet for students to complete 40 mark assessment / test Mark scheme of the assessment / test 15 page student revision booklet on the Memory topic (adapted from the lesson PowerPoint) This resource is suitable for anyone teaching Optical, Magnetic and Solid State Storage as well as the advantages/disadvantages of these types of storage. The lesson also includes selecting the most appropriate storage methods and how storage capacity is measured. Enjoy.
brad-ashley
GCSE Computing Blockbusters

GCSE Computing Blockbusters

This is a Revision tool based on the old Blockbusters game format with a gameboard that can be customised with your own questions and can be used as a whole class revision resource or in pairs on their own computers. The player selects the hexagon and the question automatically appears at the bottom of the screen. The answer can be revealed by clicking the “Reveal Answer” button. The hexagon can then be turned blue or white depending on who won the hexagon or black if they got it wrong. The gameboard is currently loaded with GCSE revision computer-related questions but can be changed by clicking on the “Questions” sheet and changing the information. After updating the Questions and Answers, click “Reset Gameboard” to rebuild the gameboard with your new questions and answers. If you have answers starting with the same letter then you can enter two letters to differentiate your answers. This opens the game to more possibilities. Note: This excel spreadsheet uses macros in order to work. Please enable them upon loading the spreadsheet.
jonmward
Computer Memory (Primary, Secondary, RAM, ROM, Flash, Virtual) PPT, Test, Booklet, Answers

Computer Memory (Primary, Secondary, RAM, ROM, Flash, Virtual) PPT, Test, Booklet, Answers

A full section of work that introduces Computer Science students to different types of Computer Memory. **Watch the video preview **BEFORE you buy so you can see the quality of this resource! This mega resource includes: **17 slide **PowerPoint with introduction memory task and notes on different types of memory 4 page booklet for students to complete 30 mark assessment / test Mark scheme of the assessment / test 15 page student revision booklet on the Memory topic (adapted from the lesson PowerPoint) Tarsia puzzle on memory (students need to match the phrases together to make a pyramid shape - GREAT for group work). The solution to the Tarsia puzzle (I often print this and put it in the corridor, giving students who struggle a chance to peek if needed). This resource is suitable for anyone teaching RAM, ROM, Primary, Secondary, Virtual and Flash Memory. I have mapped this against OCR GCSE Computer Science - though anyone teaching these topics will be able to use this resource as there’s no mention of OCR specifically. Enjoy.
brad-ashley