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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (Programming languages)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (Programming languages)

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GCSE Computer Science word search without clues, covering the Programming languages topic. Word searches without a list of key words force pupils to think harder about the topic and the related technical terms. These are useful as starters to test prior learning, as plenaries, or activities to revisit over a series of lessons for evidence of progress.
GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Internet & Networks)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Internet & Networks)

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GCSE Computer Science word searches without clues, covering the Internet & Networks topics. Word searches without a list of key words force pupils to think harder about the topic and the related technical terms. These are useful as starters to test prior learning, as plenaries, or activities to revisit over a series of lessons for evidence of progress.
GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (Software)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (Software)

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GCSE Computer Science word search without clues, covering the Programming languages topic. Word searches without a list of key words force pupils to think harder about the topic and the related technical terms. These are useful as starters to test prior learning, as plenaries, or activities to revisit over a series of lessons for evidence of progress.
GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Programming)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Programming)

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GCSE Computer Science word searches without clues, covering the Programming topic. Word searches without a list of key words force pupils to think harder about the topic and the related technical terms. These are useful as starters to test prior learning, as plenaries, or activities to revisit over a series of lessons for evidence of progress.
GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Networks & The Internet)
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GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Networks & The Internet)

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Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries. This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains terms covering the Networks & the Internet topic. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below). This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics. Notes: The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must: Enable Macros when opening the presentation Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)
GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Data representation)
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GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Data representation)

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Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries. This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains terms covering the Data Representation topic. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below). This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics. Notes: The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must: Enable Macros when opening the presentation Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)
GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Hardware)
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GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Hardware)

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Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries. This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains terms covering Hardware topic. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below). This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics. Notes: The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must: Enable Macros when opening the presentation Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)
GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (The Bigger Picture topic)
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GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (The Bigger Picture topic)

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Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries. This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains terms covering Bigger Picture topic. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below). This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics. Notes: The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must: Enable Macros when opening the presentation Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)
GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Algorithms & Programming)
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GCSE Computer Science: Taboo words game (Algorithms & Programming)

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Banned Words is similar to the games Taboo ™ or Forbidden Words ™. Students must get their teammates to guess key words by giving a definition without using certainly banned words. Great for improving language and explanation skills, and for ESL pupils. This game works well for starters and plenaries. This fully editable Banned Words PowerPoint contains 38 terms covering Algorithms and Programming. You can also download this resource as part of a pack covering 185 terms and 6 topics (see below). This electronic version of the game saves printing and laminating cards. The presentation can be shown to a student on the teacher’s computer. When the presentation is run, key terms will be selected in a random order until each one has been used exactly once. A blank template is included to create your own games based on your chosen topics. Notes: The random-slide function will ensure each slide is selected exactly once. For the random-slide functionality to work you must: Enable Macros when opening the presentation Click the blue arrows to change slide (not the cursor keys on the keyboard)
GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (The CPU)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (The CPU)

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GCSE Computer Science word search without clues, covering the CPU. Word searches without a list of key words force pupils to think harder about the topic and the related technical terms. These are useful as starters to test prior learning, as plenaries, or activities to revisit over a series of lessons for evidence of progress.
GCSE Computer Science: Hardware lesson 3 (Input & Output)
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GCSE Computer Science: Hardware lesson 3 (Input & Output)

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Full lesson - Input and Output (IO) devices. Following on from lesson 2, this lesson covers common input and output devices, including computer accessibility for disabled users. Includes teacher’s PowerPoint, activity, worksheet, and plenary. Homework worksheet is also included. Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science: Puzzles & Games pack
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GCSE Computer Science: Puzzles & Games pack

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Pack of GCSE Computer Science games and puzzles that make excellent lesson starters, plenaries, or standalone activities. Included: 12 ‘Clueless’ word searches covering 8 topics (with full answers) 6 Taboo word games (185 terms in total) 16 Crosswords covering 13 topics (with full answers)
GCSE Computer Science: Keyword definition matching quizzes (All topics)
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GCSE Computer Science: Keyword definition matching quizzes (All topics)

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Computer Science matching quiz collection. Each quiz features 10 Computer Science keywords that must be matched to their definitions. Perfect games for starters and plenaries. 11 sheets included, covering the following topics: Algorithms & Computational Thinking (3) Communication and the Internet (2) CPU architecture & fetch-decode-execute cycle Data representation (2) Hardware Programming languages Software Separate answer keys are included for each quiz. Fully editable resource.
Computer Science denary to hexadecimal posters
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Computer Science denary to hexadecimal posters

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Collection of 8 hexadecimal themed classroom posters (plus variations). Perfect for GCSE Computer Science and IB Computer Science classroom displays. Collection includes: 2 posters for calculating the denary value of hexadecimal numbers 2 posters for calculating the hexadecimal value of denary numbers 2 posters for matching denary to hexadecimal 2 posters for matching binary to hexadecimal Posters are fully editable Word documents and each includes a version with a black background and a version with a white background (to save ink). A3 sized, but obviously can be printed smaller.
GCSE Computer Science technical terms glossary
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GCSE Computer Science technical terms glossary

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Student glossary / dictionary of technical terms for GCSE Computer Science. Covering over 240 terms in 7 topics, each term has space for pupils to write a definition and to check the term off once it is understood. The glossary can be completed electronically by pupils or printed out and written by hand. A fully editable Word version is included to add / remove terms relevant to your GCSE syllabus.
64 Python programming exercise ideas (Beginners to advanced)
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64 Python programming exercise ideas (Beginners to advanced)

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64 Python programming exercises ranging from “Hello World” style first programs to file reading and writing. Many tasks also have extension (“bonus”) sections to stretch pupils. Exercises are sorted into sections by the skills needed to complete them (conditionals, loops, arrays, etc). A good resource for homework, extension tasks, and independent learning. Fully editable resource, ready for printing or online use. Topics covered: Basic input and output Conditionals Loops (while and for) Strings Lists Subroutines and functions File reading and writing Some of the exercises in this document require sample code for students to edit: this code is provided in the download. The exercises in this resource can be completed in any programming language, but some of the phrasing in the questions is specific to Python. There is also a Java version of this resource available.
GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack
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GCSE Computer Science - Number systems resource pack

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Pack of all my resources for Computer Science number systems topics. Includes: Posters and wall displays for converting denary to binary and vice versa Posters and wall displays for converting hexadecimal to binary and vice versa Number line wall display including denary, binary, and hexadecimal numbers Number line wall display including denary and negative binary numbers (in sign and magnitude and two’s complement) Binary shifts worksheets (with answers) Binary revision worksheets (with answers) End of unit binary test (with answers) Binary crossword
GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 4 (Binary shifts)
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GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 4 (Binary shifts)

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Full lesson - Binary shifts. This lesson explains the concepts of logical and arithmetic binary shifts (left and right) with clear, full screen diagrams and examples. Practice questions and a full worksheet (with solutions) are included. Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science: Data Representation lessons bundle
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GCSE Computer Science: Data Representation lessons bundle

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A series of four lessons covering introduction to binary and hexadecimal, conversion between number bases, negative binary numbers, binary arithmetic, and binary shifts. Each lesson includes a teacher’s PowerPoint, clear annotated examples, practice questions (with solutions), and homework (with solutions).