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Resources for KS3 and GCSE Computer Science and ICT
KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series

KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series

KS3 CT Computational Thinking 14 key worksheets designed to be completed electronically to teach some of the trickier aspects of the KS3 National Curriculum, including: 1. Linear search 2. Binary search 3. Bubble sort 4. Simple logic gates 5. Logic gate circuits 6. Representing numbers 7. Binary to decimal 8. Decimal to binary 9. -TBC 10. Binary addition 11. Text representation 12. Picture representation 13. Sound representation 14. Instructions 15. Instruction sets 16. (brief introduction to algorithmic thinking) Lots of editable explanations, tasks and activities for varying abilities.
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GCSE 9-1 OCR Computer Science complete set of study notes book

GCSE 9-1 OCR Computer Science complete set of study notes book

Study resources for OCR Computer Science - the complete set! Over 150 pages, tailored to this GCSE course: 1.1 System Architecture 1.2 Memory 1.3 Storage 1.4 Wired and wireless networks 1.5 Network topologies, protocols and layers 1.6 System Security 1.7 Systems software 1.8 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns 2.1 Algorithms 2.2 Programming technique 2.3 Producing robust programs 2.4 Computational Logic 2.5 Translators and facilities of languages 2.6 Data representation +Handy revision section
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Image Representation Worksheet

Image Representation Worksheet

What better way to learn about how bitmap graphics are created than to create a bitmap image! This editable Word document and can either be completed electronically, or printed and completed without need for a computer. (i.e. for homework). Outcomes:  Drawing of an image and written binary representation  Calculation of total pixels in an image  Decoding of RGB values Vocabulary: c Bit c Bitmap c Binary c Colour-depth c Pixel c Pixelated c Pixel density c Resolution c RGB
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Blogging and Posting: A Short Introduction

Blogging and Posting: A Short Introduction

Inspire yourself or your students: gets you thinking about the impact of blogs - from making money, to freedom of speech etc. Content: Blogging terminology BASICS: Understand what a blog is Name different forms of blogs Explain the purpose of blogs Identify features of a blog Name blogging "platforms" Abide by e-safety rules when creating a blog INTERMEDIATE: Explain why people use blogs and how an organisation can benefit from blogging Explain the purpose of blogs Explain what makes a good blog, taking account social and legal implications Explore money-making opportunities for bloggers Understand how blogs are used for business and pleasure EXPERT: Explain what a spam bot does, and measures for combating them Critically evaluate the effectiveness of a good and not so good blog - suggesting and justifying possible improvements Use blogging as a tool to benefit YOU (reflective learner, share & develop ideas) Manage your very own blog responsibly 19 pages.
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KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series An Introduction to logic and logic gates in circuits

KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series An Introduction to logic and logic gates in circuits

An introduction to logic gates KS3 PoS: Understand simple Boolean logic [for example, AND, OR and NOT] and some of its uses in circuits Know Electronic circuits are made up of logic gates Logic gates in modern circuits are made from transistors The names and symbols used to represent three basic logic gates (AND, OR, NOT) An example of a use for logic gates Understand Different combinations of inputs can alter the single output of a logic gate circuit Be Able To Given a scenario involving AND, OR and NOT, Apply understanding of logic gates to produce a logic gate circuit Apply understanding of logic gates to produce a truth table
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.6 System Security

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.6 System Security

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  Forms of attack  Threats posed to networks: malware, phishing, people/social engineering, brute-force attacks, denial of service attacks, data interception and theft, the concept of SQL injection, poor network policy  Identifying and preventing vulnerabilities: penetration testing, network forensics, network policies, anti-malware software, firewalls, user access levels, passwords, encryption.
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Computer Law, phishing, health & Safety, Data Protection Act, Copyright, Computer misuse, Ethics

Computer Law, phishing, health & Safety, Data Protection Act, Copyright, Computer misuse, Ethics

Worksheets: Phishing Health & Safety Act (Cloze) Data Protection Act (information) Copyright (matching activity) Computer Misuse (information) Business Ethics (comprehension) Cyberbulling (information) Workplace surveillance (methods, e.g. GPS, web monitoring, CCTV, RFID) (Comprehension, discussion) Cookies & Disabling Cookies (matching activity) Key logging Mobile phone triangulation Loyalty Schemes Cyber Wars (matching threats to description) Disciplinary procedures Countermeasures (- to cyber threats - matching activity) This is an extract from my Cambridge Nationals workbook
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Operating Systems and Applications

Operating Systems and Applications

Worksheets (5 pages) about: - Types of operating systems - Utility software - Customisation - Software updates - Application software This is an extract from my Cambridge Nationals workbook
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science  2.3 Producing robust programs

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 2.3 Producing robust programs

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  Defensive design considerations: input sanitisation/validation, planning for contingencies, anticipating misuse, authentication, maintainability, comments, indentation  The purpose of testing  Types of testing: iterative, final/terminal  How to identify syntax and logic errors  Selecting and using suitable test data.
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AQA GCSE Computer Science Revision Notes

AQA GCSE Computer Science Revision Notes

8 pages literally crammed full of theory covering the syllabus in amazing detail - perfect preparation for the exam. It is written closely to the specification to assist optimal learning. Students will quickly reinforce their learning and have complete confidence. You will be pushed to find anything as concise. Save a fortune on photocopying and revision guides... it's all here. Please note that this document DOES NOT fully apply to the new syllabus for first teaching from September 2016.
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KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series

KS3 CT Computational Thinking Series

KS3 CT Computational Thinking 14 key worksheets designed to be completed electronically to teach some of the trickier aspects of the KS3 National Curriculum, including: 1. Linear search 2. Binary search 3. Bubble sort 4. Simple logic gates 5. Logic gate circuits 6. Representing numbers 7. Binary to decimal 8. Decimal to binary 9. -TBC 10. Binary addition 11. Text representation 12. Picture representation 13. Sound representation 14. Instructions 15. Instruction sets 16. (brief introduction to algorithmic thinking) Lots of editable explanations, tasks and activities for varying abilities.
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science  1.7 Systems software (operating systems, utilities)

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.7 Systems software (operating systems, utilities)

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  The purpose and functionality of systems software  Operating systems: user interface, memory, management/multitasking, peripheral management and drivers, user management, file management, utility system software: (encryption, defragmentation, data compression, the role and method of backup – full & incremental)
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CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS R001: UNDERSTANDING COMPUTER SYSTEMS STUDY GUIDE

CAMBRIDGE NATIONALS R001: UNDERSTANDING COMPUTER SYSTEMS STUDY GUIDE

Cambridge Nationals in ICT R001 (J800, J810, J820): One site licence to create photocopies of a complete set of worksheets covering all assessment objectives: AO1: Understand how ICT can be used to meet business needs AO2: Working with information & data to meet specific business needs AO3: How ICT is used to support business working practices AO4: How legal, ethical, safety and security issues affect how computers should be used This concise publication has been created to encourage learners to interact with the contact based on various questions, matching and dragging é dropping activities. It also includes links to engaging videos Many pages are relevant to other courses of study, and can therefore be reused in the future. This publication includes an extremely helpful section about exam technique and some 'top tips' to help students pick up valuable marks.
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science  1.4 Wired and Wireless Networks

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.4 Wired and Wireless Networks

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  Types of network: LAN (local area network), WAN (wide area network)  Factors that affect the performance of networks  The different role of computers in client-server and a peer-to-peer network  The hardware needed to connect stand-alone computers into a Local Area Network: Wireless access points, routers/switches, NIC (Network Interface Controller/Card), Transmission media  The internet as a worldwide collection of computer network DNS (Domain Name Server), hosting, the cloud  The concept of virtual networks.
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.1 System Architecture

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 1.1 System Architecture

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  The purpose of the CPU  Von-Neumann architecture: MAR (Memory Address Register), MDR (Memory Data Register), PC (Program Counter), Accumulator  Common CPU components and their function: ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit), CU (Control Unit), Cache  The function of the CPU as fetch and execute instructions stored in memory  How common characteristics of CPUs affect their performance: clock speed, cache size, number of cores  Embedded systems: (purpose and examples)
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OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 2.5 Translators and facilities of languages

OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science 2.5 Translators and facilities of languages

Get better value by buying this as part of my GCSE OCR Computer Science bundle.  Characteristics and purpose of different levels of programming language, including low level languages  The purpose of translators  The characteristics of an assembler, a compiler and an interpreter  Common tools and facilities available in an integrated development environment (IDE): editors, error diagnostics, run-time environment, translators
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KS3 Year 7/8 E-Safety - demonstrating knowledge by creating a mobile phone app

KS3 Year 7/8 E-Safety - demonstrating knowledge by creating a mobile phone app

Two parts: A). E-safety research task encourages students to work in small groups to answer key questions about e-safety issues (radicalisation, cyberbullying, sexting, grooming, privacy, fake-news). 2. FIVE worksheets detailing how AppShed (free) can be used to create a mobile phone app to demonstrate understanding of e-safety issues, including how to create a multiple choice quiz. (No previous experience required!) Outcomes: 1. Be able to talk knowledgeably about a range of e-safety issues 2. Know the importance of inclusion 3. Be able to take steps to keep themselves online 4. Be able to know how to report issues.
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