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A place to share some of the resources I have made for Computer Science and Maths. Primarily focused an assessment and curriculum resources for GCSE Computer Science where I feel there is a shortage of good quality material available.

A place to share some of the resources I have made for Computer Science and Maths. Primarily focused an assessment and curriculum resources for GCSE Computer Science where I feel there is a shortage of good quality material available.
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 which I use to get a full picture of a student's current understanding of the syllabus.
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GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser Bundle - 10 Topics - NEW Spec - FULL SET - Revision

GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser Bundle - 10 Topics - NEW Spec - FULL SET - Revision

A collection of 10 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 Basic Python Programming Advanced Python Programming Networks Binary Calculations Ethical, Legal and Environmental Impact 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 £1.60 a sheet! NOTE: If you do not use python for programming, I have uploaded all of the non python specific organisers in a separate file. This may be better for you if you don't want to pay for resources that may not be as useful. Thanks Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science 9 x Module Quizzes - Great for exam revision, consolidation, assessment or homework

GCSE Computer Science 9 x Module Quizzes - Great for exam revision, consolidation, assessment or homework

This is a collection of my module quizzes - a series of exam style questions and key knowledge/skill checks for each of the main Computer Science topic. Questions are applicable to all exam boards including AQA and OCR. All module quizzes come with full answers provided. I print these 2 to a page and use them both for end of topic assessments for current year 10, and exam revision for year 11.
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Skills Builder and Problem Solving Generator - Unlimited Randomly Generated Questions - 50+ topics

Skills Builder and Problem Solving Generator - Unlimited Randomly Generated Questions - 50+ topics

This is by far the best resource I have ever made. It is a full program, allowing randomly generated questions spanning over 50 different skills / topics. The key reason this exists was to combat the 20 minutes a day I spent producing Skills Grids to use as starters for my classes. The power of deliberate practice and spaced retrieval is massive, so using this program every lesson with my class to practice key skills is fundamental in helping my students succeed. With an increased focus on problem solving style questions in the GCSE exam, it is more important than ever to make sure our students have the skills mastered so that they can apply them with confidence. Save yourself hours and hours of time by using this for your daily review questions, or use it to produce quick worksheets or question sets for in your lessons. Features Randomly generated questions spanning 47 different skills, allowing for infinite questions. Difficulty toggle for the majority of topics, for example allowing more digits in multiplication questions, finding a short side instead of hypotenuse for Pythagoras and allowing squared terms in collecting like terms. An additional problem solving function, where there are 5 procedurally generated applied questions which span multiple topics and are very similar to the more in-depth GCSE exam questions. Integrated and easy to use timer, including pop-out function for separate use. Easy to use class profiles, allowing you to add as many classes as you teach and toggle which topics should be provided as options for each. For example, load your year 11 set 1 with simultaneous equations, sine rule and quadratic formula, and have your year 7 set 4 focus on basic operations, negative numbers and fractions. Random selection button, to have the program automatically select the required amount of topics from the current class profile. “1 Topic” button, to fill all areas with a single topic for focused skills practice. This automatically chooses the first sets to be easy mode and the later ones as hard mode. Great for review questions / do now quizzes at the start of lessons, question sets during main lesson, revision worksheets and much more. This program is being sold here as very much in early stages of development. I have used it daily for the last 3 years, but you may encounter some small issues such as some questions displaying incorrectly on some resolutions. You will receive the full program for this purchase as it is now, which has all of the functionality described above. You would also be supporting myself as a developer and maths teacher. Only for Windows PCs. Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns at tobywatkins@gmail.com Thanks Toby Watkins
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Maths Applied Problem Solving Worksheet Pack - 4 A5 Sheets (Simplifying Algebra, LCM / HCF, Rounding+Estimation,  Powers + Roots)

Maths Applied Problem Solving Worksheet Pack - 4 A5 Sheets (Simplifying Algebra, LCM / HCF, Rounding+Estimation, Powers + Roots)

This is a bundle containing 4 applied A5 worksheets on various topics. Originally designed for high ability year 7, these could easily be used all the way up to KS4 GCSE. Topics Include: Collecting Like Terms / Simplifying Expressions Lowest Common Multiple / Highest Common Factor Powers and Roots / Basic Indices Rounding and Estimation
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Applied Powers and Roots / Indices - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

Applied Powers and Roots / Indices - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

This is a collection of applied questions for the topic of powers and roots. The questions are designed to emphasise student understanding by identifying misconceptions and explaining their answers. Also has questions applying in a geometric context. The worksheet is A5 so can fit 2 to a page to save printing and fit better in student books. Was designed for high ability year 7 group, but could be used for any year groups up from this up to GCSE. Full answers provided.
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Applied Collecting Like Terms / Simplifying Algebra - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

Applied Collecting Like Terms / Simplifying Algebra - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

This is a collection of applied questions for the topic of collecting like terms. Has questions applying the main topic to geometric, worded and fractional context. The worksheet is A5 so can fit 2 to a page to save printing and fit better in student books. Was designed for high ability year 7 group, but could be used for any year groups up from this up to GCSE. Full answers provided.
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Applied Rounding and Estimation - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

Applied Rounding and Estimation - Maths Problem Solving Worksheet + Answers

This is a collection of applied questions for the topic of rounding and estimation. The questions are designed to emphasise student understanding by identifying misconceptions and explaining their answers. Also has questions applying in a worded context. The worksheet is A5 so can fit 2 to a page to save printing and fit better in student books. Was designed for high ability year 7 group, but could be used for any year groups up from this up to GCSE. Full answers provided.
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Maths / STEM / Science Project Lesson - Density of Metals (Density, Ratio, Volume)

Maths / STEM / Science Project Lesson - Density of Metals (Density, Ratio, Volume)

This is a Maths/STEM project lesson based around calculating and comparing the density of different metals. Students have to first calculate and rank the densities of the metals, than answer questions based on combining different ratios of metals. These questions involve working out density, volume or mass from compound metal alloys of differing ratios. The lesson was pitched at year 10, and has a support sheet to enable access for foundation students. The lesson was designed to last 75 minutes, but actually the difficult quesitons in the sheet means it could easily last 90 minutes or more if required.
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Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Data Analyst

Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Data Analyst

This is a project lesson for 50 - 75 minutes based around interpreting data, understanding proportions, calculating percentages and statistical enquiry. The theme of this lesson is to emphasise the importance of data analysis in varied fields of life, and includes three specifically designed data sets based around sports, performance and financial analysis. Students will have to answer a series of questions related to the 3 data sets to help prepare them to write a mini report detailing their findings. These questions and level of data analysis are similar to what many companies use as the basis of their graduate recruitment maths tests, with candidates expected to interpret data in different forms and draw correct conclusions based on sound explanations. Having ran this session multiple times, students are very engaged with the content and like seeing how maths will be used in real work places. It could be done in classes, or as a larger scale event. I usually run it as a carousel, with different data sets on each table and getting students to rotate around, but again delivery is flexible. The 3 data sets are: Sports Analysis - Wiltshire Wanderers. Students have to evaluate player performance over a season by working out things such as number of goals scored per game. Financial Analysis - Netdrive Sales. Students have to evaluate sales performance of 4 products, calculating things such as most profitable periods, profit per item and percentage profit. Performance Analysis - Silent Night Hotels. Students look at the performance of various hotels in a fictional chain and pick out positives and negatives of each one.
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Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Starting a Business (Money Calculations, Using Formulae, Profit)

Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Starting a Business (Money Calculations, Using Formulae, Profit)

This is a Maths / STEM project lesson designed around students starting a wholesale business in either the fashion or technology industry. Students will be expected to create a brand, calculate costs and work out profit for their potential business. Feedback from running this lesson in the past has been extremely positive from students, with most excited by the idea of starting their own business, and appreciating the massive role maths would have in this. They will have to make several key decisions including deciding on whether to import or produce and how many products to order based on demand. Throughout the lesson, students will have to calculate the optimal business model by calculating potential profits based on a given formula. They will also need to carry out several financial calculations, before presenting back to the class. This was designed for year 10 students, but could be used in other years. The main idea was to promote maths in context, as well as to increase understanding of maths involved in business.
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STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Maths in Computing

STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Maths in Computing

This is an activity lesson I made to promote STEM / Computing / Maths. The activity involves 3 activities linking maths and computing. The first looks at potential roles involving STEM and is designed to raise awareness and aspirations for students. This is a card matchup that I printed out and cut up for students to try to match. The second looks at Boolean logic and logic circuits. The final activity involves the use of Formulae and Pythagoras in calculating damage in a video game. There is a worksheet for this activity too. It is designed to last around an hour. It was originally pitched for year 9 students, but would be suitable for 8 and 10. Comes with a powerpoint with key instructions and questions, along with 2 activity sheets.
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STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Christmas Computing

STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Christmas Computing

This is an activity lesson I made to promote STEM / Computing / Maths. The activity involves 3 festive themed activites with links to STEM/Computing/Maths. In the first, students look at flowcharts to represent the workflow at the northpole. In the second, students write basic code to navigate a grid and in the final activity students use binary strings to construct Christmas bitmap images. It is designed to last around an hour. It was originally pitched for year 7 students, but would be suitable for 8 and 9. Comes with a powerpoint with key instructions and questions, along with a worksheet for the final activity.
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GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Revision Work Booklet - Topic Quizzes and Model Answers - AQA 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 2 Revision Work Booklet - Topic Quizzes and Model Answers - AQA 8520

This is a collection of module quizzes covering key content that is assessed in paper 2 of the new specification GCSE. I will be using these as a final push for my current year 11s in the run up to the final exam. They are specifically designed for AQA 8520 spec, but content is also suitable for OCR and other boards. In total there are 5 double page module quizzes, along with answers to each. The key topics are: Data Representation, Computer System (hardware/software), Networks, Binary Shifts/Arithmetic and Ethical, legal and Environmental impact. There are questions covering the vast majority of the specification, but these are in no way intended to be exhaustive. The question style features exam style questions, along with question types designed to prompt recall and understanding. Full answers are provided for each quiz. Note: These module quizzes can be obtained individually, or as a complete package, in my TES shop. If you have already purchased any module quizzes, or if you want topics spanning both paper 1 and 2, it may be better to buy the others instead. Hope these help. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 Revision Work Booklet - Topic Quizzes and Model Answers - AQA 8520

GCSE Computer Science Paper 1 Revision Work Booklet - Topic Quizzes and Model Answers - AQA 8520

This is a collection of module quizzes covering key content that is assessed in paper 1 of the new specification GCSE. I will be using these as a final push for my current year 11s in the run up to the final exam. They are specifically designed for AQA 8520 spec, but content is also suitable for OCR and other boards. In total there are 4 double page module quizzes, along with answers to each. The key topics are: Computational Thinking, Programming Basics (Pseudocode/flowcharts), Development and Testing and advanced programming (subroutines etc.) There are questions covering the vast majority of the specification, but these are in no way intended to be exhaustive. The question style features exam style questions, along with question types designed to prompt recall and understanding. Full answers are provided for each quiz. Note: These module quizzes can be obtained individually, or as a complete package, in my TES shop. If you have already purchased any module quizzes, or if you want topics spanning both paper 1 and 2, it may be better to buy the others instead. Hope these help. Thanks, Toby Watkins
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STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Engineer a Smartphone - Product Design Challege

STEM / Computing / Maths Project Lesson - Engineer a Smartphone - Product Design Challege

This is an activity lesson I made to promote STEM / Computing / Maths. The activity involves the students working in groups to design, market and calculate costings for their own smartphones. It is a highly engaging activity getting students thinking about the key aspects including engineering decisions, financial calculations and helps develop managerial skills. Content includes choosing components for their phones, branding it, choosing materials, creating scale drawings, creating a promotional poster and presenting back to the class. It could easily be used as a whole year group event in a hall or similar venue, or on a smaller scale in lessons. It was originally pitched for year 9 students, but would be suitable for 8 and 10, and high ability year 7s. Comes with a powerpoint with key instructions, but focuses around the pack of worksheets which I print 2 to a page and give out 1 between 4.
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GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser - Computational Thinking

GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser - Computational Thinking

A knowledge organiser on the GCSE Computer Science topic Computational Thinking. Includes algorithm concepts, searching and sorting algorithms, flowcharts and basic pseudocode. 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 Knowledge Organiser - Data Representation

GCSE Computer Science Knowledge Organiser - Data Representation

A knowledge organiser/revision sheet on the Computer Science topic Data Representation. This includes number systems, conversion of binary and hexadecimal numbers and compression algorithms (Huffman). 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 Module Quiz - Advanced Programming - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Advanced Programming - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

This is a module summary quiz on the topic of Advanced Programming. Includes questions on data structures, subroutines and understanding code. 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
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GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Binary Calculations (Shifts etc) - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Binary Calculations (Shifts etc) - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

This is a module summary quiz on the topic of Binary Calculations. Includes questions on binary arithmetic, shifts and data overflow errors. 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
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GCSE Computer Science 9 x Module Quizzes - Great for exam revision, consolidation, assessment or homework

GCSE Computer Science 9 x Module Quizzes - Great for exam revision, consolidation, assessment or homework

This is a collection of my module quizzes - a series of exam style questions and key knowledge/skill checks for each of the main Computer Science topic. Questions are applicable to all exam boards including AQA and OCR. All module quizzes come with full answers provided. I print these 2 to a page and use them both for end of topic assessments for current year 10, and exam revision for year 11.
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GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Ethical, Legal and Environmental - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

GCSE Computer Science Module Quiz - Ethical, Legal and Environmental - Linked to Knowledge Organiser

This is a module summary quiz on the topic of Ethical, Legal and Environmental Impact. Includes questions on legal issues, environmental impact and some larger scale ethics consideration questions. 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
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