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You will need to download the Open Dyslexia font for these resources. I am 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.

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You will need to download the Open Dyslexia font for these resources. I am 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.
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).
Testing and Error Types
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Testing and Error Types

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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. Boundary / Normal / Erroneous covered. Data types for each. Error types = logical / syntax / runtime with great real life examples created by myself. Exam questions throughout.
Paper 2 - Entire lesson set for OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) - New spec
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Paper 2 - Entire lesson set for OCR GCSE Computer Science (J277) - New spec

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25 Lessons covering all of the paper 2 content for the new GCSE OCR Computer Science Spec (J277). This also fits in with the older spec but does not contain 2.6. Covers tricky content such as how to write algorithms, programming concepts, IDEs and Logic Gates. You will not be disappointed. Buy yourself some time and save on mass planning, or use these lessons and improve them even further to suit your classes. P8 scores from my last year (co2019 - pre-covid19) were +0.41 - up from -1.17 previously before I started the school. All lessons are designed to be written into books by students. All are clearly labelled and sequenced to follow from the previous lesson, building in recaps and stretch/challenge exercises. Over 1000 slides worth of work. A bargain.
Paper 2 Mini Assessments w/Feedback
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Paper 2 Mini Assessments w/Feedback

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A set of 11 mini assessments that cover all topics from paper 2 of OCR GCSE Computer Science. These are exam based questions with easy-feedback on each sheet that allows rapid progress. These are designed to be completed during the lesson and should be completed in around 10 minutes (great starter or plenary!). The sheets are designed to be printed on one single sheet of A4 paper (2 sides), making them easy to organise and mark. The feedback method allows you to provide brilliant and effective feedback to students easily. A class set of 30 takes around 20 minutes to complete. These can be added together to create a larger assessment.
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!!!
Year 7, 8 and 9 - 50 Mark Assessments
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Year 7, 8 and 9 - 50 Mark Assessments

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Termly assessments for year 7, 8 and 9. Year 7 - E-safety Year 8 - Computer Parts Year 9 - Systems Architecture All questions are exam based, with 20% for LPA, 60% for MPA and 20% for HPA. Easy to mark and percentage, with simple feedback sheet at the end that can save you time and provide valuable feedback and direction for students to improve their work.
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
NEA Paper 2 Booklet
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NEA Paper 2 Booklet

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OCR GCSE Computer Science NEA work booklet. This booklet is designed to link the seemingly worthless NEA into a practical task that can be directly linked into various topics in paper 2. The booklet is 10 pages long (including a front page and contents page). It has exam style questions that bridge the gap between the NEA program and paper 2 concepts. It covers 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.5, with questions created in an exam style format, but linked directly to the NEA. The idea behind the booklet is that students complete this as they work through the NEA. They can either have short sessions in lesson completing topics, or complete it for homework after covering the content in lesson. A brilliant idea that makes completing the NEA much more efficient and effective.
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.
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.
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.
KS3 Homeworks
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KS3 Homeworks

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set of 6 homework tasks for KS3 designed to improve the basic knowledge of younger students of Computing and the history that goes with it. designed to get students to research key people in Computing (Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, Steve Jobs etc).
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.
Complete Revision lesson (Or 2) for 2.1 Writing Algorithms (pseudocode)
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Complete Revision lesson (Or 2) for 2.1 Writing Algorithms (pseudocode)

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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. Easily split into 2 lesson. This lesson has unique real life problems that need writing in pseudocode, with step by step instructions on how to complete it, and the algorithms explained. Great for all abilities!
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.
Translators
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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. Covers compilers and interpreters.