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The Computer Science Teacher

Here you will find a collection of resources for use in Computer Science lessons across Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form and schools. Computer Science is becoming a much more recognised and appreciated subject and students across the country are getting involved. Hopefully some of the resources available here will help you with the teaching of Computer Science at your school.

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Here you will find a collection of resources for use in Computer Science lessons across Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form and schools. Computer Science is becoming a much more recognised and appreciated subject and students across the country are getting involved. Hopefully some of the resources available here will help you with the teaching of Computer Science at your school.
GCSE Computer Science - Networks  - Worksheet
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GCSE Computer Science - Networks - Worksheet

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This resource is aimed at students studying GCSE Computer Science. The worksheet contains questions that cover the main areas of the course content. Areas covered include: network topologies advantages and disadvantages of networking the different types of network network hardware wired vs wireless network protocols the TCP/IP model Answer sheet is not yet included.
Teacher Planner - Digital
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Teacher Planner - Digital

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**A digital alternative to the traditional teacher planner. ** This is an excel spreadsheet with space for all of the usual information that would go in a physical teacher planner. Sections M1 to F2: There are 10 worksheets designed to represent the 10 days on a 2 week timetable (from Monday - Week 1 to Friday - Week 2). Each worksheet has space to plan for a 5 lesson day with the lesson times given in the first main column. There is also space for notes to be made for tasks that need to be completed before, during and after school such as lunchtime clubs and/or meetings etc. You simply need to write the date for the current Monday in the cell next to Monday and this will adjust the dates automatically for the rest of the week, there is also a space for you to write down the current half term e.g. “Spring Half Term”. On the F1 and F2 worksheets there is a button titled “Save & Reset”, when clicked this button will save the contents of the current teacher planner into a PDF document - details on how to set this up are shown below. Jobs: The jobs worksheet allows you to list tasks that need completing by specific dates. Simply write the task in the “Task” column and the deadline in the “Deadline” column. This will then tell you the amount of days you have remaining to complete this task. It will also give you some coloured warnings when you are getting close to the deadline AND when the task is overdue. If you complete a task, simply enter a “y” in the “Done?” column and this will turn that row Green. If you click the “Organise Jobs” button, this will move all the completed jobs to the bottom of the page and organise the remaining jobs by date priority. HW: The homework worksheet will display the lessons you have got on that specific day, all you simply need to do is enter the first Monday of the academic year in cell C3 - this will then automatically adjust the calendar for the remainder of the year. Where it says “Week 1” or “Week 2” simply choose which week it is and the sheet will change the lessons accordingly. Det: The detentions worksheet is a space to record any detentions that have been given out during lessons. There are also some additional columns that can be made use of to record arrival of students at detentions and to calculate the time their detentions end. There is also a handy check column to make sure you have recorded their behaviour onto the appropriate system. TT: Lastly, the TT worksheet is where you should enter the details of your timetable. Once you have done this the next time you “Save & Reset” it will clear your worksheets and reset them to the correct lessons. This worksheet is used to populate any data in the rest of the workbook that requires the lessons you teacher during your working day. You can also make comments about
GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: ASCII & Unicode - Worksheet
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GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: ASCII & Unicode - Worksheet

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This worksheet is designed to allow students to broaden their knowledge of the ASCII and Unicode character coding schemes. The worksheet contains several questions about the history of ASCII as well as some about how many bits it uses to represent data. The worksheet then moves onto looking at Unicode and getting the students to use the Unicode website to find and retrieve details about specific Unicode characters. The worksheet conclused with a 4 mark questions that asks them to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ASCII & Unicode. This download also contains the accompanying answer sheet (for everything except the 4 mark question).
GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: ASCII Table - Handout
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GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: ASCII Table - Handout

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This resource is aimed at students studying GCSE Computer Science and contains all of the Denary, Hexadecimal and Binary codes for all of the original 128 ASCII characters, alongside the character symbols and a description of each symbol. It also contains details about a possible Extended ASCII set with some descriptions, alongside their equivalent Denary, Hexadecimal & Binary codes.
A-Level Computer Science - Baudot Code - Handout
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A-Level Computer Science - Baudot Code - Handout

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This resource is aimed at students looking at Encryption methods, specifically the Vernam Cipher. This is a copy of Baudot code that students would need to use to carry out the logical XOR with their keyword to produce the cipher text for their encrypted message. Whilst they are not required to know Baudot code, being able to more easily recognise this in preparation for their exam is useful.
AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) - Student Tracker
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AQA GCSE Computer Science (8520) - Student Tracker

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This excel and word document combination is designed to be used to allow you to track and monitor the progress of students as you navigate through the theory elements of the AQA GCSE Computer Science (9 to 1) specification. In the word document there is a space for the students to note down their level of confidence with each of the points off the specification, there is also space for them to update this level of confidence as you revise/go over topics with them. The excel document gives the teacher the opportunity to enter a value of between 1 and 10 for each point on the specification to allow you to track the progress of the students with each part of the theory topics. It will break down each point on the specification and will show you roughly what percentage they have attained for each section of the theory course. It will also provide a working at grade (this is just calculated from all of the percentage understanding values from each section). UPDATE: 30/09/2018 - This resource now also includes an alternate version of the tracker to be used as a “Personalised Learning Checklist” with spaces for both the student and teacher to make comments. The “Book Chapters” mentioned on the PLC reference the AQA Computer Science for GCSE Students textbook by Hodder (Sean O’Byrne, George Rouse).
A-Level Computer Science - Error Checking - Worksheet
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A-Level Computer Science - Error Checking - Worksheet

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This resource is aimed at students studying A-Level Computer Science and provides students with a series of questions aimed to enhance their knowledge of the 3 different error checking methods including Parity Bits, Majority Voting and Check Digits. The worksheet contained 40 questions for Parity Bits, 40 questions for Majority Voting and 40 questions for Check Digits. It also includes the associated answer sheet.
A-Level Computer Science - Data Representation: Binary
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A-Level Computer Science - Data Representation: Binary

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This bundle contains a series of resources aimed at teaching A-Level Computer Science students about the different conversions and calculations required for A-Level data representation topics. It covers Addition, Subtraction (using Two's Complement), Multiplication, Two's Complement conversions and Fixed Point fractional binary.
GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: Representing Bitmap Images - Worksheet
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GCSE Computer Science - Data Representation: Representing Bitmap Images - Worksheet

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This resource is aimed at students studying GCSE Computer Science. The worksheet contains a space for students to write down the key definitions for Bitmap image file types. It then provides a space for students to carry out some independant research into common resolutions. It then provides students with 2 image grids which contain strings of binary numbers which must be coloured accordingly in order to produce the associated image. The associated answer document is also included.
GCSE Computer Science - Calculating Image File Sizes - Worksheet
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GCSE Computer Science - Calculating Image File Sizes - Worksheet

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This resource is aimed at students studying GCSE Computer Science. The worksheet contains a space for students to write down the main steps required to calculate the file size of a given image file. It then contains 10 questions (3 of which are worked through) that require them to calculate the file size of the image. It also contains the associated answer sheet. NB: The measurements for KB, MB, GB have been used as multiples of 1000 as per the new 9-1 specifications.