In this pack is a presentation that talks the students through a set of programming projects designed to get the students used to the NEA they will be completing in Spetember of their second year on the course.
There are three differentiated task; Hangman, Recipes and Password Checker. Whilst i have made a suggestion to their difficulty (Based off my own students and the skills used to solve the problem) each task can be extended easily to include CSV manipulation, Defensive Design and Error Handling ( I used this to extend the task with my Y10's).
Each task comes with a project specification the students can use to create their success criteria. The PowerPoint gives hints on how to complete each section of the students programming project template., from; Analysis, Design, Development, Testing and Evaluation.
I have provided flowchart solutions for each task, which can be used to scaffold for low ability students, getting them to complete Pseudocode and their code for the task.
The recipes task can easily be extended to use CSV or Text files as well as using sub routines for each recipe.
The PowerPoint is made with the 'OpenDyslexic' font with Dyslexic students in mind.
All the solutions for each of the tasks have been added, The solutions are using high ability skills, defensive programming (In the j276 spec). This is so you can differentiate down if needed. I have also provided an expected output for each program, this is something you can show students in the early phase as I feel seeing a physical outcome of a program makes it easier for them to understand how to create a solution.
Enjoy the independent work with your students, Please comment and let me know your feedback!