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Resources for KS3 and KS4 Computer Science.
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).
My Safety and Privacy Settings for Social Media Apps
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My Safety and Privacy Settings for Social Media Apps

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** Online safety and social media activity** Covers: online safety social media internet safety e safety Pupil activity sheet that can be used as a classroom activity or a homework task. KS3 or KS4 Focuses students on the privacy and online safety settings of social media applications. Involves discussion and research of the social media apps that pupils may use themselves. The document is in MS Word format and fully editable.
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
GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles (Unplugged - J277) with accompanying solutions
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GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles (Unplugged - J277) with accompanying solutions

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*** GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles:* ** Including all the solutions in a separate booklet GCSE Computer Science OCR J277 A collation of 17 indiviual wordsearch puzzles of GCSE Computer Science keywords. Each page relates to a topic in the OCR J277 specification but can be used for any GCSE exam board. Each page contains a wordsearch puzzle for the keywords in that topic. Pupils are also asked to pick three keywords and find the definitions of those words. The resource can be printed as individual sheets or a booklet that can be then used throughout the course for homework, classroom activities, starters or plenaries. Allows pupils to work individually and independently. GCSE Computer Science KS3 Computer Science Homework Starters Plenaries
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.
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
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?
Drawing Using Python Turtle
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Drawing Using Python Turtle

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Drawing Using Python Turtle A collection of 25 short activities that introduces the python turtle library. About two lessons worth of activity, depending on the ability of the pupils. Answers can be written into the booklet. Clear instructions of what to code. Inputs and outputs are clearly shown. MS Word format so easily editable. All the python activities code are provided for each task allowing the teacher to quickly load, demonstrate and clarify each activity. I have checked these short code snippets on various python IDEs and versions. Please check that the code runs on your IDE / version before using with your classes. Access to each code snippet file is provided in the folder that accompanies this resource.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet

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A lesson that discusses ‘The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using the Internet.’ Full lesson plan and activity sheet included. In MS word format so fully editable if required. Also includes PowerPoint presentation that can be used as the lesson activity, including challenge and extension tasks.
The Internet of Things (IoT) – Activity Sheet
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The Internet of Things (IoT) – Activity Sheet

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**The Internet of Things (IoT) – Activity Sheet ** All answers to each question/activity are provided in a separate document, so there is no further work to be completed by the teacher. This is an engaging and effective way to introduce your students to the Internet of Things (IoT). This IoT Activity Sheet resource will encourage research and discussion and captivate students’ interest and enhance their learning experience. The word-search puzzle challenges their problem-solving skills. Additionally, the research activity prompts students to explore real-life applications of IoT in homes, fostering critical thinking. The fill-in-the-blank questions and multiple-choice section provides coverage of IoT fundamentals, ensuring a well-rounded understanding and a base for further discussion. With these versatile activities, your students will gain a solid grasp of IoT while having fun.
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
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.
2.3 Robust Programs Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) - GCSE Computer Studies Revision
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2.3 Robust Programs Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) - GCSE Computer Studies Revision

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Robust Programs Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions) GCSE Computer Studies Revision A single A4 sheets that concisely summarises the important information regarding robust programs. 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. The topic covers: Defensive design Input sanitisation Validation Planning for Contingences Authentication Maintainability Comments Indentation Sensible names Constants Functions Reasons for testing Iterative Testing Final / Terminal Testing Syntax Errors Logic Errors Testing
GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles (Unplugged - J276)
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GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles (Unplugged - J276)

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*** GCSE Computer Science Keyword Wordsearch Puzzles:* ** A collation of 17 indiviual pages of GCSE Computer Science keywords. Each page relates to a topic in the OCR syllabus but can be used for any GCSE exam board. Each page contains a wordsearch puzzle for the keywords in that topic. Pupils are asked to pick three keywords and find the definitions of those words. The resource can be printed as individual sheets or a booklet that can be then used throughout the course for homework, classroom activities, starters or plenaries. Allows pupils to work individually. KS3 Computer Science GCSE Computer Science Homework Starters Plenaries Christmas Revision
1.6 OCR J277 Ethical Legal Cultural Environmental Impact Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions)
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1.6 OCR J277 Ethical Legal Cultural Environmental Impact Summary Sheet (with quick fire questions)

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1.6 OCR J277 Ethical Legal Cultural Environmental Impacy Summary Sheet / Knowledge Organiser (with quickfire questions) A total of 13 pages of concise information and questions, all in one place OCR GCSE Computer Science Revision helpsheet - 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental issues. A set of resources that can also be set for Christmas homework or revision A resource to aid students with the revision of unit 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental issues of the OCR GCSE J277 Computer Science specification. The resource can be used for end of unit mini tests or for full revision of the topic in preparation for the exam. The document contains: Three pages of core / essential notes 25 quick fire question to aid revision, recall, interleaving, retention, starters and plenaries. **Includes ** Impacts of digital technology on wider society including: Ethical issues Legal issues Cultural issues Environmental issues Privacy issues Legislation relevant to Computer Science: The Data Protection Act 2018 Computer Misuse Act 1990 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 Software licences (i.e. open source and proprietary Also includes six supplementary pages outlining stakeholders in various contexts and ethical responsibilities of recycling digital technology etc.
OCR J277 Unit 1 - Knowledge Organisers Complete Bundle Set
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OCR J277 Unit 1 - Knowledge Organisers Complete Bundle Set

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OCR J277 Unit 1 Bundle - 1.1 to 1.6 Knowledge Organisers Complete set Each topic knowledge organiser bundled togther in one cost effective package. 1.1 Systems architecture 1.2 Memory and storage 1.3 Computer networks, connections and protocols 1.4 Network security 1.5 Systems software 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology
GCSE Computer Studies Revision – Exam Question Practice and Exam Technique
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GCSE Computer Studies Revision – Exam Question Practice and Exam Technique

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This activity sheet allows students to practice exam questions. They will be given a question to answer or pick their own question to answer from an exam paper, revision book or any other appropriate revision resource and answer the question on the sheet. Once the question has been answered the students can self or peer mark the answer by looking up the answer on a mark scheme or revision source. Students can discuss with peers the answer and exam technique and correct any mistakes made. The activity sheet allows four questions to be answered on each side (print on both sides to save paper). The marking of the answers can be set as a peer or self assessment task or worked through with the teacher.
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 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