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Computer Science Guru

Head of Faculty at a high performing secondary school set in a challenging location, Specialist in Computer Science. P8 results for CS went from -0.05 to +0.41 in single year using my well planned lessons and resources, of which you can buy here. Record levels of progress and attainment using these resources.

Head of Faculty at a high performing secondary school set in a challenging location, Specialist in Computer Science. P8 results for CS went from -0.05 to +0.41 in single year using my well planned lessons and resources, of which you can buy here. Record levels of progress and attainment using these resources.
Writing SQL
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Writing SQL

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This is a full 60 minute lesson complete with technical terms on every slide, objectives, outcomes on every slide and exam questions throughout. Plenty of differentiation, support and challenge for students of all abilities.
Storage and Memory - GCSE OCR Computer Science
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Storage and Memory - GCSE OCR Computer Science

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3 weeks worth of lessons - following on from the opening lessons for OCR Computer Science GCSE these lessons cover storage and memory (RAM and types of storage). This comes complete with an end of topic assessment with an easy marking box at the end.
GCSE Computer Science (OCR) - Complete lesson set for networks.
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GCSE Computer Science (OCR) - Complete lesson set for networks.

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3 months worth of lessons - covers all the topics in the GCSE OCR Computer Science topic of Networks (each lesson is named accordingly). 24 lessons in total. worksheets also included. Text documents to read during set lessons (all named in document title) to promote literacy. Technical Terms (Key words) inserted on each slide of the PPT, along with title, objectives and outcomes. Professional style of PPT and layout that is aimed at promoting progress and literacy within lessons. 3 assessments included with easy marking box at the end.
2.1 Algorithms/Pseudocode Exam Style Questions and Answers
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2.1 Algorithms/Pseudocode Exam Style Questions and Answers

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5 pages of exam style questions (these have been created by myself in the format of OCR exam questions), with the answers (and examples) written on the following sheet. If printed back to back it provides students with exam question practice, in a booklet format, with answers for KS4 students to peer/self-assess the answers. This is a brilliant revision resource for a topic that covered 19 out of 80 marks on last years paper! Can be given to students as a homework/revision resource or used as part of a lesson (or 2 or 3) for writing pseudocode. This revision guide covers: algorithms pseudocode functions procedures IF statements loops MOD DIV constants variables
Entire Lesson Set For GCSE Computer Science (J277 - new spec) - both papers!
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Entire Lesson Set For GCSE Computer Science (J277 - new spec) - both papers!

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62 x 1 hour lessons that cover the entire course! Including some great lessons on tricky topics such as Networks, Logic Gates, Binary/Hex and writing code. Entire set of lessons planned on PowerPoint for both paper 1 and paper 2 of GCSE OCR Computer Science (will benefit other exam boards as well). This is planned for the new spec J277 released for this coming year. Each unit has in-depth lessons planned, in font OpenDyslexic, on SEND friendly background, and with clear Bell Works / Objectives & Outcomes / content tasks to learn / exam questions to practice. There are no logos on any of the PPTs and there are well over 2000 slides of information here. I planned these during 2018-19 and progress in the subject at my new school went from -0.05 to +0.41 in a year! Predictions for this year were record breaking again at ~+0.8! The attainment was also the highest the school had ever had, and we had a very large mixed ability cohort in both years. These lessons able you to read over them for 5 minutes then off you go teaching, with only your pointer needed. Example answers to the questions are given to aid students with effective modelling - showing exactly where the marks are gained. For the more challenging content recap sessions are in-built for the following lesson. Note: 1.6 only has 1 lesson on laws - the rest of the lessons on ethics etc are covered in class by a series of videos (not able to include these) and discussions - I have found this more useful when revising the topic in year 11 and students have done similar topics in other subjects (RS etc). The content is as follows: - 1.1 - 4 lesson PPTs - 1.2 - 13 lesson PPTs - 1.3 - 13 lesson PPTs - 1.4 - 3 lesson PPTs - 1.5 - 3 lesson PPTs - 1.6 - 1 lesson PPT - 2.1 - 9 lesson PPTs - 2.2 - 8 lesson PPTs - 2.3 - 3 lesson PPTs - 2.4 - 3 lesson PPTs - 2.5 - 2 lesson PPTs All are very clearly labelled and numbered to keep them in order. You will not be disappointed! But you will save a huge amount of time!!!
KS3 Assessments Computing
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KS3 Assessments Computing

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full set of KS3 assessments designed to be completed at the end of each topic (I currently use these for year 8s). each assessment has the easy marking box at the end to speed up your marking. in the documents are also a set of criteria for each unit that fits into the new 9-1 grading system for Computing.
IDEs and Programming Constructs
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IDEs and Programming Constructs

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This is a full 60 minute lesson complete with technical terms on every slide, objectives, outcomes on every slide and exam questions throughout. Plenty of differentiation, support and challenge for students of all abilities. Pacey lesson that is easily separated into 2 lessons should the ability of the group require it. Great for revision.
Unit 1.5 Networks
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Unit 1.5 Networks

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Set of lessons that cover the entire content of unit 1.5 Networks of the GCSE OCR GCSE Computer Science course. L1 - Star and Mesh Topologies L2 - WIFI and Ethernet L3 - MAC and IP Addresses L4 - 7 Protocols L5 - Layering and Packet Switching Lessons include a bell work, objectives/outcomes, content to be learnt, exam question practice.
OCR GCSE Computer Science Question Database
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OCR GCSE Computer Science Question Database

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A database with filters that allows the user to search for any question from GCSE Computing and Computer Science since 2011 (OCR-only). Very useful for selecting exam questions to give to students as a plenary/consolidate for individual lessons. easy to use, and will save you so much time. it has the marks for each question, the question type, the paper it was from (year and month), the key topic, sub-topic 1, sub-topic 2, sub-topic 3.
Sub Programs
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Sub Programs

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This is a full 60 minute lesson complete with technical terms on every slide, objectives, outcomes on every slide and exam questions throughout. Plenty of differentiation, support and challenge for students of all abilities. The lesson covers sub-programs, procedures, functions, parameters and arguments, with definitions for each and exam questions on each. Easily adapted to be split over 2 or 3 lessons.
Arrays (1D and 2D) and Variables
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Arrays (1D and 2D) and Variables

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This is a full 60 minute lesson complete with technical terms on every slide, objectives, outcomes on every slide and exam questions throughout. Plenty of differentiation, support and challenge for students of all abilities.
Full lesson on Linear and Binary Search
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Full lesson on Linear and Binary Search

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This is a full 60 minute lesson complete with technical terms on every slide, objectives, outcomes on every slide and exam questions throughout. Plenty of differentiation, support and challenge for students of all abilities.
GCSE Computer Science Question Booklet
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GCSE Computer Science Question Booklet

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This could be used as a revision guide for year 11, assessment points throughout the year, or a weekly homework booklet for the duration of the course. 64 page booklet with contents page, sets of exam style questions for each unit (1.1 to 2.6, in order) for OCR GCSE Computer Science. Created in a style so that students can spend around 10 minutes on a particular unit of questions then mark their own work using the internet/revision guides for help. Each unit has a revise/re-read/expert box at the end so students can log how they feel for each unit and revise those that are priority to them. Throughout are small, inspirational quotes to help motivate students. Absolutely brilliant resources, particularly for those students who “don’t know how to revise” or “don’t know what to revise” or “don’t know what to do to revise”. This has been great for those “hard to engage” students. Relatively cheap to print (cost me £1.08 per booklet to print - this will depend on your own school’s printing costs).