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Hardware and Software: spot the mistakes starter / plenary activity (KS3 / GCSE Computer Science)
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Hardware and Software: spot the mistakes starter / plenary activity (KS3 / GCSE Computer Science)

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KS3 / GCSE Computer Science "Spot the mistakes" task for the Hardware and Software topics. Students must read a short piece of text and identify the mistakes. Handy to check understanding as a starter or plenary. Covers the basics of input, output, storage, and types of software. One PowerPoint contains the two questions, each with the plain text, a slide highlighting the mistakes, and a slide showing the correct answers. This is useful for displaying on a projector. The second PowerPoint includes just the questions and is useful for students working independently with the resource on a VLE. Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science crossword: Networks
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GCSE Computer Science crossword: Networks

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Crosswords for GCSE Computer Science topic Networks. Answer key included. Printable PDF. Great for starters and plenaries. A pack containing crosswords and answers for 13 Computer Science topics is available on TES: Hardware Software Binary (answers in binary only) Binary inc negatives (answers in binary only) Binary and Hexadecimal Data representation CPU architecture Programming languages Networks The Internet Network security Algorithms Programming
GCSE Computer Science: Mega puzzle & games pack
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GCSE Computer Science: Mega puzzle & games pack

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Mega pack of GCSE Computer Science games and puzzles that make excellent lesson starters, plenaries, or standalone activities. Included: -Full set of keyword bingo cards and clues for all topics -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)
Data Representation: spot the mistakes starter / plenary activity (KS3 / GCSE Computer Science)
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Data Representation: spot the mistakes starter / plenary activity (KS3 / GCSE Computer Science)

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KS3 / GCSE Computer Science "Spot the mistakes" task for the topic Data Representation. Students must read a short piece of text and identify the mistakes. Handy to check understanding as a starter or plenary. Covers binary, hexadecimal, and text, image, and sound representation. One PowerPoint contains the three questions, each with the plain text, a slide highlighting the mistakes, and a slide showing the correct answers. This is useful for displaying on a projector. The second PowerPoint includes just the questions and is useful for students working independently with the resource on a VLE. Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science revision - number systems  worksheet
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GCSE Computer Science revision - number systems worksheet

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A revision worksheet for GCSE Computer Science covering: Denary, binary, and hexadecimal conversion Binary arithmetic (addition, subtraction) Binary shifts (arithmetic and logical) Overflow Negative numbers (sign and magnitude) one’s complement, two’s complement) Exam style questions (total 48 marks). Each of the 11 objectives at the top of the sheet is accompanied by links to online revision resources for that concept. Fully editable resource. Separate answers sheet included.
GCSE Computer Science Hardware and Software revision activity
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GCSE Computer Science Hardware and Software revision activity

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A fill-in-the-gaps activity for students to improve their understanding of computer system components. Students must complete the tree diagram, which includes hardware (input, output, storage, and processing) and software (application software and operating systems). Useful as a lesson plenary or an end of topic summary. Suitable for KS3 or GCSE Computer Science. Fully editable resource. Includes tree diagram with gaps and the solution.
GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 1 (Binary)
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GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 1 (Binary)

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Full lesson - Introduction to data representation and binary numbers. This lesson introduces the concept that everything in a computer is represented as binary, explains how binary works, and covers binary to denary conversion. Includes teacher’s PowerPoint, activities, and homework (with solutions). Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science crosswords (13 topics)
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GCSE Computer Science crosswords (13 topics)

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Crosswords for 13 GCSE Computer Science topics, plus 3 bonus ’Mega crosswords’ containing over 40 clues each. Answer keys included for all crosswords. Each crossword is a PDF that can be printed. Great for starters and plenaries. (Two samples are also available on TES for free). Pack contains the following crosswords (plus answers for each): Hardware Software Binary (answers in binary only) Binary inc negatives (answers in binary only) Binary and Hexadecimal Data representation CPU architecture Programming languages Networks The Internet Network security Algorithms Programming
GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 3 (Binary addition and negative numbers)
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GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 3 (Binary addition and negative numbers)

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Full lesson - Introduction to representing negative numbers in binary. This lesson recaps binary representation and then introduces negative numbers. To aid understanding of two’s complement, binary addition is also covered. Both sign and magnitude and two’s complement are covered, with worked examples, exercises, and an explanation of the problems with sign and magnitude notation. Includes teacher’s PowerPoint, activities, and homework (with solutions). Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 2 (Hexadecimal)
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GCSE Computer Science: Data lesson 2 (Hexadecimal)

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Full lesson - Introduction to hexadecimal. This lesson recaps binary representation and then introduces hexadecimal. The lesson covers conversion between denary and hexadecimal, binary and hexadecimal, and vice versa. Includes starter, teacher’s PowerPoint, activities, and homework (with solutions). Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science crossword: Binary
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GCSE Computer Science crossword: Binary

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Crosswords for GCSE Computer Science topic ‘binary’, also suitable for years 8 and 9. Answer key included. Printable PDF. Great for starters and plenaries. A pack containing crosswords and answers for 13 Computer Science topics is available on TES: Hardware Software Binary (answers in binary only) Binary inc negatives (answers in binary only) Binary and Hexadecimal Data representation CPU architecture Programming languages Networks The Internet Network security Algorithms Programming
GCSE Computer Science: Hardware lesson 5 (Primary storage)
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GCSE Computer Science: Hardware lesson 5 (Primary storage)

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Full lesson - primary storage devices including starter, teacher’s PowerPoint, and homework task. Following on from lesson 4, the main activity is the creation of a graphical summary sheet that shows the different types of storage and their relationship to each other. Fully editable resource.
Low level programming languages homework tasks - GCSE Computer Science
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Low level programming languages homework tasks - GCSE Computer Science

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Two homework sheets on low level languages. The first compares the key features of low level languages and high level languages. The second focuses on suitability of languages for particular tasks, and includes some exam style questions. Both include separate answer sheets. Useful as homework tasks, classroom tasks, or revision work. Can be used in conjunction with my Low level programming languages lesson. Fully editable resource.
Low level programming languages practical lesson - GCSE Computer Science
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Low level programming languages practical lesson - GCSE Computer Science

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Practical lesson on low level languages, focusing on assembly language. The bulk of the lesson is practical programming exercises using the Little Man Computer (LMC). By comparing their existing knowledge of a high level language with these assembly language programming tasks, pupils should be able to grasp the differences between the two types of programming language. The plenary reinforces these differences. Includes a worked example, 6 differentiated assembly language program activities, an instruction set help sheet, a short lesson plenary, and a longer version that can be used as homework (both with answers). Fully editable resource.
Computer Science denary to binary posters
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Computer Science denary to binary posters

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Collection of 6 binary themed classroom posters (plus variations). Perfect for GCSE Computer Science and IB Computer Science classroom displays. Collection includes: 2 posters for calculating the binary value of denary numbers 2 posters for calculating the denary value of binary numbers 2 posters for matching binary to denary (or vice versa) 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: Hardware complete unit
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GCSE Computer Science: Hardware complete unit

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Six complete 1 hour lessons covering an introduction to computer hardware for GCSE pupils. The lessons cover: -The input-output-processing model -Basic processing -Input and output devices -Secondary storage -Primary storage -Cloud storage Each lesson has a starter, activities, teacher’s presentation, and homework. All resources fully editable. All worksheets and tasks have separate answers provided.
Computer Science keyword bingo game (Algorithms & Programming)
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Computer Science keyword bingo game (Algorithms & Programming)

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Keyword bingo game covering Algorithms & Programming. The teacher reads the clues; students must cross off the relevant keyword if they have it. The game ends when a student has all clues crossed off or achieves a straight line - you decide. Includes a set of 50 unique bingo cards for students, plus clue and definition list for the teacher. Fully editable resource.