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Complete units of work, paper based or for lessons with computer access. Individual and stand alone lesson plans that are ideal for cover lessons. All lesson plans and resources are suitable to be taught by a cover supervisor. All lessons identify RWCM links and opportunities to identify careers guidance support. Some include expert teacher commentary but all provide a framework for any teacher to follow. Lesson plans are built using an accelerated learning cycle.

Complete units of work, paper based or for lessons with computer access. Individual and stand alone lesson plans that are ideal for cover lessons. All lesson plans and resources are suitable to be taught by a cover supervisor. All lessons identify RWCM links and opportunities to identify careers guidance support. Some include expert teacher commentary but all provide a framework for any teacher to follow. Lesson plans are built using an accelerated learning cycle.
02 Caesar Cipher
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02 Caesar Cipher

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This lesson builds on the first lesson about Morse Code, and challenges students to think about the reason why encryption is needed and then asks them to use a Caesar Cipher to code and decode secret messages.
Encryption and Ciphers
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Encryption and Ciphers

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A unit of work that does not require access to computers or the internet. Fully resourced with lesson plans (PPT) and worksheets for each lesson. 7 Lessons plus assessment and DIRT lesson. practical activities involving a range of cipher techniques written tasks related to internet encryption. solutions to tasks included in lesson plans. Lesson plans include teacher notes and guidance on where differentiation will be needed. Includes a range of activities including peer and self assessment, questioning and accelerated learning. Notes on professional development. Reading, Writing, Communication and Mathematics links are highlighted together with opportunities for career guidance.
19 Character Sets
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19 Character Sets

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This lesson plan forms part of a unit of work to develop student’s understanding of how data is represented on a computer. This lesson concerns the development of character sets, shares information about ASCII and Unicode and the associated learning mat encourages students to consider the fact that emojis can also form part of a character set. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
17 Hexadecimal
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17 Hexadecimal

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This lesson is a stand alone lesson that introduces students to the concept of hexadecimal and asks them to develop skills in converting between binary and denary and hexadecimal. Students will require knowledge of and skills with converting between binary and denary. It also starts to introduce the idea of colour and images being represented by computer code. It touches on high and low level programming languages. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
22 Data Storage Measures
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22 Data Storage Measures

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This lesson is the penultimate lesson of a unit about data representation, file sizes and compression. In this lesson, students are introduced to ways of measuring file sizes and asked to familiarise themselves with the terms of measurement as well as convert between them. Ultimately, they should be able to write an expression to show the calculation needed to work out the size of a sound or image file. Learning Objective: To understand that data storage is measured in binary multiples. And to be able to construct expressions that calculate file sizes and data capacity requirements. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
24 Encryption
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24 Encryption

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This lesson also covers material needed for learning about networks and cyber security, but also fits nicely in a unit of work about data representation. In this lesson, students are given the opportunity to reflect on what encryption is and why it is needed as well as practice skills with a Caesar Cipher. There are a range of activities that allow students to read out loud, discuss with other pupils and communicate learning in written activities. There are practical puzzles to investigate encryption algorithms, and a careers guidance discussion about being an ethical hacker. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
25 End of Unit Assessment - Data Representation
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25 End of Unit Assessment - Data Representation

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This lesson draws the whole unit of work on Data Representation to a close. Start with providing students the opportunity to complete the assessment task under test conditions then when work is marked, use the lesson plan (LP) is an opportunity for Dedicated Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT). Students will understand the correct answers to the questions on the assessment, and then complete 3 targets set by the teacher in their feedback. There is a marksheet (XLSX) to record student scores and to analyse class performance. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
14 Two's Complement
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14 Two's Complement

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This lesson is the sixth in a series of lessons on data representation and builds on lesson 5 to look at how computers process negative numbers. There are significant links with maths in this lesson and students need to be clear that adding a negative number is the same as subtracting the positive number. The teacher notes demonstrate two different ways to find the two’s complement of a binary number. The worksheet (learning mat) includes exercises to test students understanding of both processes. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
Data Representation
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Data Representation

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A collection of lesson plans that cover the GCSE Specification for Pearson Edexcel Computer Science but that have been differentiated for key stage 3 introduction to data representation. All are complete lessons with learning mats (LM) worksheets, and lesson plans (LP). LM are provided in PPTX, PPT and PDF format. LP are provided in PPTX, PPT and PPS format. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality. The lessons take the students on a journey with plenty of recap opportunities to consolidate learning, and a range of learning and teaching activities. Lessons generally do not need computer access, so this unit of work is suitable for cover lessons. There are teacher’s notes which also help to make the lesson appropriate for non-specialist or second subject teachers.
07 Asymmetric Encryption
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07 Asymmetric Encryption

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This lesson builds on lesson 6 in this unit, and describes the difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption. The lesson includes the full cycle of activities and includes recall activities such as brain dump, and assessment for learning strategies such as a hinge question.
01 Morse Code
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01 Morse Code

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This lesson is the first of a sequence of lessons that challenge students to consider how plain English can be coded or ciphered. It builds on understanding of what Morse Code is used for and students have to cipher and decipher messages themselves. it is an introduction to a unit of work on ciphers and encryption.
06 Internet Encryption
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06 Internet Encryption

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This lesson draws together the learning from the previous 5 lessons and looks at encryption in practice and for data that is transmitted via the internet. It includes an opportunity to clarify the difference between the internet and the www. It looks at the purpose of encryption and focusses on key terminology related to this aspect of algorithm and computational thinking.
12 Binary Addition
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12 Binary Addition

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This lesson is the fourth in a sequence of lessons on the topic of data representation. In this lesson students are introduced to the rules surrounding binary addition. There is a learning mat with questions of increasing difficulty. At the end of the lesson, the students are introduced to the idea of an overflow error. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
20 Bitmap Images
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20 Bitmap Images

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This lesson is a stand alone lesson that introduces students to the concept of hexadecimal and asks them to develop skills in converting between binary and denary and hexadecimal. Students will require knowledge of and skills with converting between binary and denary. It also starts to introduce the idea of colour and images being represented by computer code. It touches on high and low level programming languages. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
13 Sign and Magnitude
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13 Sign and Magnitude

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This is lesson 5 in the sequences of lessons on data representation – part of the computer science GCSE course, although it can be adapted for a key stage 3 computing class that is being prepared for GCSE. This lesson introduces one way of showing negative numbers in binary format, and leads students to understand why this format is not good enough for computer programming. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
21 Digital Sound Files
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21 Digital Sound Files

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This lesson forms part of a unit of work that enables students to understand how text, images and sound are stored and edited on a computer. This lesson focuses on sound recordings and asks students to understand how a digital sound recording can never be as high quality as original sound, and tests them on how the sound recording can be improved in quality. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats. Lesson Plan (LP) is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PPT Slideshow. Note that PPT files may lose some functionality.
32 Embedded Systems
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32 Embedded Systems

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This is the 7th lesson in a sequence of lessons covering Topic 3: computers of the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Computer Science (2020) course. The lesson introduces students to different devices that are computer controlled, and defines the term ‘embedded processor’. There are a range of activities that allow students to compare embedded and general purpose computer systems, and investigate the hardware used. This lesson includes a ‘matching pairs’ card game for the bell work activity. Learning mat and starter activity are provided as PDF, PPTX and PPT format. The lesson plan is saved as PPTX, PPT and PPTS formats. Note that some features are lost in PPT formats.
09 Binary Basics
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09 Binary Basics

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This is the first lesson in a sequence of lessons considering the basics of data representation and binary mathematics. This lesson introduces students to the reasons why computer scientists need to understand and use binary mathematics and introduces the terms kibibyte, mebibyte and so on. There is a fully detailed lesson plan with reading, writing, communication and maths links and careers guidance links are also highlighted. There is an accompanying learning mat or worksheet for students to complete. Learning Mat (LM) Worksheet is supplied as PPT, PPTX and PDF formats.
26 Hardware
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26 Hardware

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This lesson is an introduction to a third unit of work that challenges students to consider the hardware and software on a computer system and how they interact. The unit will follow the GCSE specification for Pearson Edexcel Computer Science, but each lesson can stand independently. In this lesson, students must identify and describe a range of peripherals, and explain the difference between hardware and software. This lesson is suitable for key stage 3 and key stage 4. The teacher’s notes would enable a non-specialist to lead the lesson. It is suitable as a cover lesson to preempt delivery of the more detailed lessons in future. The lesson plan is provided in PPTX, PPT and PPS format. The accompanying learning mat is provided in PPT, PPX and PDF formats.
33 Operating Systems
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33 Operating Systems

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This lesson is the 8th in a sequence of lessons that cover topic 3: computing of the Pearson Edexcel GCSE Computer Science course. In this lesson, students investigate the role of the operating system software in a computer system. By the end of the lesson they should be able to list examples of operating systems, state or describe the functions of an operating system and explain how the operating system manages the CPU in scheduling actions. There is a significant amount of key vocabulary important for this lesson. The lesson plan is provided in PPTX, PPTS and PPT formats, while the learning mat is available as PDF, PPTX and PPT files. Note that some animation features are lost in the PPT formatted files. The lesson includes a ‘bingo’ bell work starter activity. The learning mat is designed to be printed in A3.