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Computing and Computer Science resources for GCSE, A-Level, and IB.
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
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 keyword bingo game (Hardware)
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GCSE Computer Science keyword bingo game (Hardware)

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Keyword bingo game covering computer hardware. 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 30 unique bingo cards for students, plus clue and definition list for the teacher. Fully editable resource.
GCSE Computer Science: programming languages starter / review
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GCSE Computer Science: programming languages starter / review

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A very quick review for the programming languages topic of GCSE Computer Science. Pupils must simply complete the diagram to show the relationship between high level and low level languages, and include examples of each. Useful to review prior learning. Separate answers sheet provided. 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: Word puzzles (Hardware)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Hardware)

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GCSE Computer Science word searches without clues, covering the Hardware 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 puzzle (algorithms)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzle (algorithms)

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GCSE Computer Science word search without clues, covering the Algorithms 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 (Data representation)
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GCSE Computer Science: Word puzzles (Data representation)

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GCSE Computer Science word searches without clues, covering the Data representation 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 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 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: 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 (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 (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 (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: 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)