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1.1 System Architecture Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser - CPU (with quick fire questions)
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1.1 System Architecture Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser - CPU (with quick fire questions)

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** System Architecture Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions)** A sheet that concisely summarises System Architecture (CPU). Aimed specifically at GCSE computer studies but can be used at any keystage. Comes with a set of 20 quick fire questions based on the summary sheet. Specific to OCR GCSE Computer Studies 9-1 but applicable to other exam boards. A useful aid the help with Exam question practice Includes: The purpose of the CPU Von Neumann Architecture Common CPU Components and their Function The Fetch - Decode - Execute Cycle Common Characteristics of the CPU and their Performance Embedded Systems
Computer Science and ICT Projects for Homework / Independent Learning
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Computer Science and ICT Projects for Homework / Independent Learning

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Computer Science and ICT Projects for Homework / Independent Learning Engage and reward your pupils. Unplugged activities. This resources is aimed at your KS3 pupils studying computer science or ICT. Pupils enjoy completing small projects that earn them recognition and praise and these are embedded into the activities they will complete. The resource allows for your pupils to make choices about which activity they wish to complete. Independent learning and research are encouraged and all tasks can be completed at home as a project or homework, or at school as independent classroom learning activities. The activities are varied and will appeal to a wide variety of interests that will appeal to students. Activities will reduce teacher workload, by encouraging independent learning. Pupils will be excited and curious as they engage in activities that interest them. Many resources that are available do not include a ‘gameification’ element to encourage learning. This activity booklet allows the teacher to easily award a number of reward stamps for each activity, including: effort research quality resilience improvements. You may wish these rewards to be collated and summed in the included spreadsheet to keep running totals and encourage competition and progress. The resource contains: an editable activity booklet a certificate that can be adapted and printed for each activity your pupils complete. A spreadsheet to record pupils progress and rewards. This comprehensive resource will teach and encourage students the following: independent research into computing and ICT topics to use a variety of ICT resources to show their work to use their imagination to show their work in ways they are comfortable with, including non-ICT method (models, art drawings, paintings etc).
Everyday Algorithms Workbook (unplugged activities)
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Everyday Algorithms Workbook (unplugged activities)

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Everyday Algorithms Workbook (unplugged activities) Everyday Algorithms Workbook (unplugged activities) A collection of nine everyday algorithms. Pupils write out the text based pseudo code and flowcharts for a series of everyday activities. Activities 1-5 show the pseudo code, pupils have to draw the flowcharts. Activities 6-9, pupils have to write the pseudo code and associated flowcharts. Document is in MS Word so fully editable and a teachers version is also included that show some suggested answers / responses. This resource can be used as an independent unit of work or as part of other units of work such as programming, computer science and computational thinking. It can also be used for classroom based activities, homework or project work for a full class or assigned to individual pupils. Mainly aimed at KS3 pupils Keywords: Computer Science Algorithms Pseudo code Sequence Iteration Decomposition Decisions Repetition
Binary Addition Worksheet with accompanying answers (Bits, Nibbles and Bytes)
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Binary Addition Worksheet with accompanying answers (Bits, Nibbles and Bytes)

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A worksheet activity adding binary numbers and conversions to denary. Starts with 4 bits (nibble) and moves on to 8 bits (byte) additions. There is also an accompanying answer sheet. The activity also has some general questions about binary for students to answer, which could be part of an extension or small research activity. KS3 Computer Science GCSE Computer Science
2.6 Data Representation Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) Revision / Knowledge Organiser
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2.6 Data Representation Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) Revision / Knowledge Organiser

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2.6 Data Representation Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) Revision / Knowledge Organiser Three pages of A4 that concisely summarise the important information regarding data representation. Aimed specifically at GCSE computer studies but can be used at any keystage. Comes with a set of 33 quick fire questions based on the summary sheet that can be used as a quiz to aid interleaving , memorisation, recap and recall. Also included is an of activity sheet based on binary addition with a version including answers. Included is a keywords activity sheet based on binary-hex definitions for pupils to complete. There is also a document that pupils can use to create there own digital images using pixels to draw objects (spreadsheet based). There are also a collection of information sheets related to the topic. Specific to OCR GCSE Computer Studies 9-1 but applicable to other exam boards. Keywords Include in the Summary Sheet are: Bits Binary Digits Binary Denary Check Digit Binary Shift Hex Hexadecimal Character set ASCII Extended ASCII Unicode Image Graphics Bitmap Pixel Metadata Colour depth Resolution Megapixel Sound Analogue Sampling Sample size Bit rate Frequency Compression Lossy Lossless File types
Cyber Security and Data Privacy (GCSE) Revision
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Cyber Security and Data Privacy (GCSE) Revision

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This lesson activity is based around the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica data privacy data breach of 2018. The resource consists of a worksheet that can be used to initiate discussion and to complete activities based around these discussions. Page 2 has a lesson plan attached. The resource is in word format so can be easily edited to your own requirements. The lesson activity introduces the topics of Cyber security Ethical issues and Digital Literacy. The resource is is suitable for GCSE Computer Science and KS3 Computer Science.
2.5 Translators and Facilities of Languages Summary Sheet - Revision
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2.5 Translators and Facilities of Languages Summary Sheet - Revision

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2.5 Translators and Facilities of Languages Summary Sheet - Revision / Knowledge Organiser The resource includes a one sheet summary of the topic (knowledge organiser) All important points about the topic are summarised and contained on a single page for easy access and organisation. The quick fire questions can be use for interleaving the topic for recall and discussion and as homework, starters, plenaries or discussion points to aid revision etc. Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser Aimed specifically at GCSE computer science but can be used at any keystage. Comes with a set of 25 quick fire questions based on the summary sheet. Specific to OCR GCSE Computer Studies 9-1 but applicable to other exam boards. Keywords include: Translator Error Diagnostics Run-time environment Editor Low level languages Machine code Assembly language High level language Interpretor Assembler Compiler IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Comments Shell Editor IDLE Python Debugging
Stakeholders Activity Sheet
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Stakeholders Activity Sheet

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Stakeholders Activity Sheet This worksheet fits into the GCSE computer studies unit on Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental issues. The worksheet asks students to explain how the change in technology stated will affect various stakeholders and this is a basis for discussion and possible research on how technology effects peoples lives?
1.8 Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing and Technology
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1.8 Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing and Technology

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Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues in Computing -A whole lesson resource relating to the Ethical, Legal, Environmental and Cultural Issues relating to technology and computing. -can be used for Christmas homework or revision There is a sheet with information about the issues and a page of lesson activities. The resources contain active links to on-line material. The resource can be used by itself or to lead on to further discussion about the associated issues. Can be used as a classroom activity or homework Also provided is a sheet with examplar answers. Useful for revision and practice questions. Encourages debate and discussion
Computer Science Crossword (KS3 KS4)
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Computer Science Crossword (KS3 KS4)

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Computer Science Crossword (KS3 KS4) This resource is a computer science crossword. Suitable for KS3 and GCSE KS4 pupils. Can be used as a starter, plenary or homework. The second page contains the answers for the teacher viewing. KS3 KS4 GCSE Computer Science
Practical Binary Shift Activity -  Information and Practice
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Practical Binary Shift Activity - Information and Practice

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Binary Shift Information and Practice Activities This resource consists of a basic explanation of binary shifts (left and right) showing illustarted examples of how to perform the operations. There are also examples and activities to complete. The resource is linked to two videos that show how to perform the shift operations using 1 and 0’s. The practical activities are best performed by representing the 1 and 0’s on the printed sheet using plastic spoons, buttons, lollipop sticks with 1 and 0 written on them (or any other way to represent to 1 or the 0). The activity has deliberately been devised to be hands-on. Useful for KS3 and KS4 GCSE Computer Studies
OCR GCSE Unit 1 Knowledge Organisers / Summary Sheets Booklet for GCSE Computer Studies (Revision)
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OCR GCSE Unit 1 Knowledge Organisers / Summary Sheets Booklet for GCSE Computer Studies (Revision)

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OCR GCSE Unit 1 Summary Sheets Booklet for GCSE Computer Studies (Revision) J276 GCSE Computer Studies Revision Paper based so can be added to revision packs. This booklet contains knowledge organisers / summary sheets for all unit 1 topics, 1 to 8 of the OCR GCSE Computer Science course. Each sheet for an individual topic contains the core information that pupils need to know. The pages are concise and colourful. Each topic has a page of quick fire questions that can be used as homework, starters or plenaries. The content is specific to OCR computer studies but can be used for other exam boards. If printed in A5 booklet format pupils with have an easily transported revision resource to hand. Useful for starters, plenaries, homeworks or classroom activities. 1.1 System Architecture 1.2 Memory. 1.3 Storage 1.4 Wired / Wireless Networks 1.5 System Security 1.6 System Security 1.7 System Software 1.8 Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental issues
1.4 Wired and Wireless Networks - Summary Sheet  / Knowledge Organiser  (with quick fire questions)
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1.4 Wired and Wireless Networks - Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser (with quick fire questions)

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Types of Storage Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) Two full A4 sheets that concisely summarises the important information regarding wired and wireless networks. Aimed specifically at GCSE computer studies but can be used at any keystage. Comes with a set of 23 quick fire questions based on the summary sheet. Specific to OCR GCSE Computer Studies 9-1 but applicable to other exam boards. A useful topic summary to aid with exam question practice
1.3 Secondary Storage Summary Sheet  / Knowledge Organiser  (with quick fire questions)
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1.3 Secondary Storage Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser (with quick fire questions)

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Types of Storage: Knowledge Organiser (with quick fire questions) Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser. A sheet that concisely summarises the types of storage used in computer systems in a concise knowledge organiser. Aimed specifically at GCSE computer studies but can be used at keystage 3. Comes with a set of 16 quick fire questions based on the summary sheet, which can be used as starters, plenaries or homework. A useful topic summary to aid with exam question practice Specific to OCR GCSE Computer Studies 9-1 but applicable to other exam boards.
OCR GCSE  Unit 1 and unit 2 Revision / Summary Booklets  / Knowledge Organiser  with Quick Fire Questions.
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OCR GCSE Unit 1 and unit 2 Revision / Summary Booklets / Knowledge Organiser with Quick Fire Questions.

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OCR GCSE Unit 1 AND unit 2 revision / Summary Booklets / Knowlewdge organisers (J276) A fantastic bargain, combining both unit 1 and unit 2 revision booklets at a reduced price. Paper based so can be added to revision packs Can be used for other exam boards or any aspects of computer science. This bundle contains both of the summary booklets used for revision and recall exercises. The booklets have a series of quick fire questions after each sections. If printed in A5 booklet format, pupils have a condensed and concise resource available to them.
GCSE Computer Science Glossary
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GCSE Computer Science Glossary

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A booklet listing about 300 computing words based around GCSE requirements. When printed as a handy A5 booklet, is easily transported by pupils. Also very useful in KS3. Can be used in the classroom as a ready, unplugged resource to help pupils find definitions of computing words. Also useful for homework tasks. Available in word and PDF format.
Technology in the News Activity
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Technology in the News Activity

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**Technology in the News Activity ** The resource includes a word processing and a PowerPoint version. There are links within the resources to a variety of news articles which students can browse and investigate. The activity is applicable to KS3 and KS4 computer studies and links to Legal, Ethical, Cultural and Environmental aspect of GCSE computer studies. Activities can be saved and used as an ongoing activity. The activities can be used as a starter, plenary, homeworks or as part of a class activity leading on to discussions about various aspect of computer science / studies.
Computing Keywords Sheets (pupils find the definitions)
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Computing Keywords Sheets (pupils find the definitions)

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A bundle of 11 computing keywords homework / class activity sheets that students have to find the definitions for and complete. Useful as homework activities or part of a classroom activities on specific computing topics. Useful for GCSE KS4 lessons, homework, starters plenaries, recall and interleaving. Data Types and Structures Input and Output (programming) Iteration Networks Programming Programming Languages Searching and Sorting Binary - Hexadecimal / Hex Binary Representation Hardware Computer Systems
1.7 System Software OCR GCSE Computer Studies Revision helpsheet  / Knowledge Organiser
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1.7 System Software OCR GCSE Computer Studies Revision helpsheet / Knowledge Organiser

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OCR GCSE Computer Studies Revision helpsheet - 1.7 System Software A resource to aid students with the revision of unit 1.7 System Software of the OCR GCSE Computer Studies specification. The resource can be use for end of unit mini tests or for full revision of the topic in preparation for the exam. The document contains: a fully summarised mindmap of all sections required to be learned in the 1.7 system software section of unit 1. A page to makes notes on A mini revision planner to help with planning and organisation of the topic for an end of unit test. Guidance on the importance or being organised and planning revision.