GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

This is a full mock/practice paper 2 for the new specification GCSE Computer Science. It is based on the AQA 8520 style of exams and heavily influenced by the AQA specimen and includes a full exam board level mark scheme. It would also be suitable for assessing OCR and other exam boards. Currently, there are very few full practices papers online so I decided to make this one. A huge amount of time was invested to make sure it covers the full specification of the new GCSE, so you can actually assess what is necessary. It uses the same proportions of topics and assessment points at the AQA specimen paper so you can accurately attain what your students know or need to work on. Paper 1 is also available. Hope it helps! Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 and 2 Mock Exam Bundle in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 and 2 Mock Exam Bundle in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

This bundle contains paper 1 and paper 2 of my painstakingly created custom exam papers for GCSE Computer Science. Both come with an exam board level mark scheme to ensure accurate assessment. Designed in the style and proportions of the AQA 8520 Spec but also suitable for OCR and other boards. Also contains a mock NEA assessment which is useful for developing programming skills and may become more useful if the NEA becomes an assessed piece again.
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GCSE Computer Science Assessment Exam Paper Bundle AQA NEW Spec Grades 9 - 1 including mark schemes

GCSE Computer Science Assessment Exam Paper Bundle AQA NEW Spec Grades 9 - 1 including mark schemes

This bundle contains 3 assessments. The first is an early assessment, designed to be used part way though year 10 covering early learning only. The second is an end of year 10 assessment covering most main topics. The third is a full AQA exam board style exam covering the same proportions and assessment points as the formal examinations. All come complete with mark scheme, with the full exam being an exam board level scheme. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Programming Project / Assessment - Grade Calculator App

GCSE Computer Science Programming Project / Assessment - Grade Calculator App

This is a programming project assessment designed to assess students' programming skills and help them prepare for their paper 1 assessments and controlled assessments. I use this as an assessed piece to help inform working grades, but can also be delivered as an individual, paired or group project. Full python solution provided for the main parts.
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Maths Project Lessons - Design a Theme Park! Rich Tasks, 1 - 4 lessons

Maths Project Lessons - Design a Theme Park! Rich Tasks, 1 - 4 lessons

This is a set of resources designed to be a rich mathematical task, used for project lessons. The project is set up to span around 4 hours, but could stretch to 5 or be condensed to a single lesson if excluding certain aspects. Suitable for years 7 - 10. The pack contains worksheets, lesson powerpoints and a feedback sheet for students to complete whilst watching presentations. Details of activities: Activity 1: Choose a name and theme. Students choose a name for their theme park and design a logo for it. They also have to decide on a theme and target market. The maths involved in this lesson involved number skills required to be able to select the desired name. Activity 2: Choose a location. Students decide on the optimal location for their park based on floor space, location and condition of the site. This lesson involves area of compound shapes (with challenge involving circles) along with financial calculations. Activity 3: Choose rides. Students decide on the rides they want in their park which need to fit in with their theme and target market. In order to pick rides, students must calculate costs which include upfront costs and upkeep costs which varies between weekly, monthly and yearly for each ride. Students have to manage their budget to optimise their choice. Further to this, each ride is given a fun factor as a fraction which students have to work with in order to find out if their theme park hits the requirements. Activity 4: Catch up and presentations My students have loved completing this activity when I have ran it, and it is also nice to give them an opportunity to stand up and present their ideas and calculations to the class. Any questions, please ask! Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser Bundle - 5 Topics - Revision

GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser Bundle - 5 Topics - Revision

A collection of 5 full page knowledge organisers designed to summarise key modules of computer science to help students learn topics and revise. The topics cover: Computational Thinking Basic Programming Data Representation Computer System Networks Each organiser includes key words, key skills and key knowledge in an easy to digest format. These took hours to make and refine, so save yourself the time for the equivalent of £1.40 a sheet! Thanks Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser - Networks

GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser - Networks

A knowledge organiser for the GCSE Computer Science topic of networks.. Each organiser contains key words, key skills and key knowledge. These are great for student revision, or as teaching aids for staff to be aware of the breadth of the module. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science - Computational Thinking and Boolean Logic Quiz Assessments

GCSE Computer Science - Computational Thinking and Boolean Logic Quiz Assessments

These are 2 quizzes on the topics of Computational Thinking and Boolean Logic. They were designed as low stakes quizzes - to be delivered in lessons and used to help inform planning, but could also be used as homework, worksheets or more formal assessments. Mixture of question and answer styles to allow all students access to the material. Answers provided. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science - 4 Homework Pack Mixed Topics including High Mark Exam Question Focus

GCSE Computer Science - 4 Homework Pack Mixed Topics including High Mark Exam Question Focus

This is a collection of 4 mixed topic homework tasks for late stage GCSE Computer Science students. The questions span a variety of topics, and 2 of them focus predominantly on perhaps the weakest area in exams - high mark exam questions. There is also an extra support HW great for letting all students access the bigger exam style questions. These can also be useful for in class work to develop exam skills. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Overall Assessment End of Year 10 Theory Assessment 2 AQA

GCSE Computer Science Overall Assessment End of Year 10 Theory Assessment 2 AQA

This is a GCSE level assessment of all main topics in the GCSE specification. It is designed as a summary of all topics covered by the end of year 10, but would also be useful as an additional examination resource for year 11. The assessment includes a full mark scheme, along with a manifest detailing topics covered. Here is a brief summary of topics: Computational Thinking Concepts Algorithms Flowcharts Boolean Logic Searching Algorithms Sorting Algorithms Programming Fundamentals Data Types and Structures Selection Iteration Functions and Procedures Maths in Programming Data Representation Converting Binary Numbers Converting Hexadecimal Numbers Units of Data and Character Sets Representing Images Representing Sound Compression The Computer System Computer System Memory and Storage The CPU Types of Software Development and Testing Software Development Cycle Types of Errors Testing Networks Types of Networks Topologies Protocols and Security Hope it is helpful. Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science - Programming Fundamentals Worksheet and Quiz

GCSE Computer Science - Programming Fundamentals Worksheet and Quiz

This is a combination of 2 resources to create a rich revision or summary lesson on Python programming. The worksheet "Python Fundamentals" contains explanations of key programming concepts and selected questions to help students practice the skills. The document entitled "Main Techniques Quiz" is a multiple choice quiz designed to assess students' understanding of main programming techniques. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 Mock Exam in style of AQA New Spec Grade 9 - 1 8520

This is a full mock/practice paper 1 for the new specification GCSE Computer Science. It is based on the AQA 8520 style of exams and heavily influenced by the AQA specimen and includes a full exam board level mark scheme. Also suitable for assessing OCR and other exam boards. Currently, there are very few full practices papers online so I decided to make this one. A huge amount of time was invested to make sure it covers the full specification of the new GCSE, so you can actually assess what is necessary. It uses the same proportions of topics and assessment points at the AQA specimen paper so you can accurately attain what your students know or need to work on. Paper 2 will also be available soon. Hope it helps! Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Computational Thinking and Programming Fundamentals Assessment

GCSE Computer Science Computational Thinking and Programming Fundamentals Assessment

This is a GCSE level assessment of Computational Thinking and Basic Programming. It includes a range of questions designed to test students initial understanding of key computing concepts. List of topics: Computational Thinking Concepts Algorithms Flowcharts Boolean Logic Searching Algorithms Sorting Algorithms Programming Fundamentals Data Types and Structures Selection Iteration Functions and Procedures Maths in Programming I use this as an initial assessment after 2 modules (around 2 months of teaching). Includes a mark scheme to help with marking. Hope it is helpful. Toby Watkins
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Festive Programming Challenges

Festive Programming Challenges

A selection of Christmas themed programming challenges aimed at students of varying ability. Tasks were designed with Python in mind, although other programming languages would work.
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