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Text-Based Adventure Games in Python
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Text-Based Adventure Games in Python

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After doing “Hello World!” one of the first tasks set by many old school programmers is designing a classic text-based adventure game. Here is a six-lesson scheme of work to allow students to explore this idea and design their own game in Python. This can easily be modified to another programming language if you want (but the example files are in Python).
Egyptian Graph Dancing: Transformation of Graphs
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Egyptian Graph Dancing: Transformation of Graphs

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An interactive lesson in PowerPoint for senior secondary pupils to help with transformation of graphs, in particular cubics, exponentials and logarithms. Pupils are shown how to represent these graphs in the manner of an Egyptian sand dance and then have to demonstrate the transformations. Ideal for KS4, C1, C2, C3 and C4 students.
Initial Letters Puzzle (Ditloids)
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Initial Letters Puzzle (Ditloids)

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7 D_____ in a W_____ ? Useful as a quiz round or as a starter in a maths lesson. There are two puzzles here both with answers. The font is oversized so it can be reduced (2-to-a-page) and still be legible in an exercise book.
OCR GCSE Computing - Practice Programming Assessment (Model Solution)
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OCR GCSE Computing - Practice Programming Assessment (Model Solution)

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As with previous specifications, the OCR GCSE Computing course has a Controlled Assessment component. Under the new 9-1 specification the conditions are far tougher on the students and therefore you may wish to do a mock-Controlled Assessment prior to real one. In preparation for the real controlled assessment materials being released in September 2017, OCR have released three exemplar question papers, including: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/226767-unit-j276-03-programming-project-task-1-sample-non-exam-assessment.pdf This a model “grade 9” solution to that task coded in Python, designed to help students (and staff!) understand how to go about completing the project, separating their solution into: - Analysis - Design - Iterative Development (with Intermediate Testing) - Formal Testing - Evaluation I do not claim this is a perfect solution and there are certainly places where my interpretation of the question paper (and therefore my solution) may differ to someone else’s. I hope you find it useful!
Percentage Webs
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Percentage Webs

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A simple starter activity to recap knowledge of non-calculator percentages. Can easily be modified to accommodate different quantities and percentages.
Social Issues and Power Plays (Scripts and Assessment)
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Social Issues and Power Plays (Scripts and Assessment)

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Here are four (edited) scenes surrounding modern social issues. They are good springboards for discussions on these issues, as well as exploring relationships where one character is in a position of power compared to the other(s). These scenes are: A - "Mad Men", where the experienced secretary (Joan) shows the new girl (Peggy) around her incredibly sexist 1940s office. B - "Look Back in Anger", where a boring Sunday morning leads to a domestic argument. C - "Juno", where teenager (Juno) has to speak to her parents about the fact that she's pregnant. D - "American History X", where the headteacher (Sweeney) throws a life line to a student who's out of control (Danny) There is also a written assessment task to draw together the pupil's understanding of the scenes.
GCSE Computing for OCR (Revision) - 2012-2017 Spec
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GCSE Computing for OCR (Revision) - 2012-2017 Spec

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! Unofficial, complete revision notes for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.
GCSE Computing: Chapter 7 - Programming (Revision)
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GCSE Computing: Chapter 7 - Programming (Revision)

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! A revision PowerPoint for Chapter 7 (Programming) for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.
GCSE Computing: Chapter 2 - Computing Hardware (Revision)
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GCSE Computing: Chapter 2 - Computing Hardware (Revision)

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! A revision PowerPoint for Chapter 2 (Computing Hardware) for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.
G&T Maths Investigations
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G&T Maths Investigations

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Three Maths investigations, originally designed for use with Year 7 G&T pupils in preparation for Secondary School but useful at various levels of both Primary and Secondary. 1) Two Dice: A relatively easy investigation on Probability. 2) Interior Angles: A medium difficulty investigation on Geometry (with some Algebra) 3) Handshaking: A more complicated investigation on Combinations (with some Algebra)
Bard in a Box
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Bard in a Box

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11 short performances for teaching and performing Shakespeare This booklet contains 11 pieces of Shakespeare’s writing: some are dialogues involving many characters, others are monologues and there is one sonnet. Some are exactly as written; others have been edited to take a longer scene and capture a core portion of it suitable to be performed without the context of the wider play. The pieces have been chosen to cover a range of topics, from romance to villainy. It should be noted that two of the examples in particular (Witty Banter and A Pound of Flesh) heavily touch upon issues of discrimination and equality and it would be recommended that this issues be discussed if you want to use these pieces with your students.
GCSE Computing: Chapter 5 - Databases (Revision)
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GCSE Computing: Chapter 5 - Databases (Revision)

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! A revision PowerPoint for Chapter 5 (Databases) for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.
GCSE Computing: Chapter 4 - Representation of Data (Revision)
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GCSE Computing: Chapter 4 - Representation of Data (Revision)

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! A revision PowerPoint for Chapter 4 (Representation of Data) for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.
GCSE Computing: Chapter 3 - Software (Revision)
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GCSE Computing: Chapter 3 - Software (Revision)

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Price reduced to reflect it is an older specification. Most of the content is still useful under the new specification! A revision PowerPoint for Chapter 3 (Software) for the OCR 2012-2017 GCSE Computing course. There are questions throughout the PowerPoint to help judge progress.