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Since completing a degree in computer science, I went on to teaching and have done this for many years. I am now working in a secondary school teaching computer science to KS4. Over the years I have developed resources that I have used in the classroom and know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources. I thought it would be great to share these.

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Since completing a degree in computer science, I went on to teaching and have done this for many years. I am now working in a secondary school teaching computer science to KS4. Over the years I have developed resources that I have used in the classroom and know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources. I thought it would be great to share these.
Computer Viruses - What are they?
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Computer Viruses - What are they?

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I created a lesson on how computer viruses work with a worksheet to assess students learning. This lesson is aimed for students who are new to this topic. By the end of the lesson students can : Identify the features of a computer virus. Compare the different viruses and how they are used to damage computer systems. Find suitable software to keep their computer free from viruses. The lesson was delivered to 16 to 19 year olds who had not done ICT since year 9. It was part of an ICT Functional skills course This can easily be adapted to teach to KS2 or KS3.
ICT Functional Skills Scheme of Work (SoW) - Level 1 and 2
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ICT Functional Skills Scheme of Work (SoW) - Level 1 and 2

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I developed a scheme of work for ICT functional skills, I used this for two years. Each lesson was developed by myself and worked perfectly with my students in college (16 - 18 year olds). The scheme of work is in a word document, so you can adapt this to your own classroom. There are 15 lessons all together within the scheme of work. I hope you find this helpful. I have also added a few of the PowerPoints to support the SOW. Making the most of your computer Managing Information x 2 PowerPoints Excel basics Working with structured data Working with numbers and charts
Initial Assessment for ICT (ICT FS or GCSE ICT)
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Initial Assessment for ICT (ICT FS or GCSE ICT)

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I have developed an ICT initial assessment test. This assessment is great to see what my students already know before they start lessons in ICT. This can also be used at the end of the course to establish what knowledge they have developed. Questions asked range from trouble shooting in ICT, Word, Excel, Presentations and Database usage. Please also see the Initial Assessment answers - to support this assessment. This took my students 1 hour to complete.
FREE Python lesson - Introduction to Python
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FREE Python lesson - Introduction to Python

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i created a nice introduction to Python for Year 7. It starts with the basics of how to use Python for beginners. Year7 really enjoyed it. I hope it is useful to you. It is a powepoint so you can amend it to your class.
Computer Science GCSE - Mini Test - Fundamentals of Algorithms
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Computer Science GCSE - Mini Test - Fundamentals of Algorithms

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I created a mini test for my year 10s and 11s on the fundamentals of algorithms. There are 10 questions and takes about 30 minutes to complete. I have also included a marking scheme. The questions can be changed so that they are easy adaptable to your students. Questions include binary search, merge sort and abstraction.
Computer Questions - Lesson Starter
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Computer Questions - Lesson Starter

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I use this lesson starter for my students. It gives them questions to answer and when everyone is settled, it is a good way to get the class to discuss what they would do. They are easily adaptable to any ICT/Computing lesson.
ICT GCSE/FS Initial Assessment and answers bundle!
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ICT GCSE/FS Initial Assessment and answers bundle!

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ICT initial assessment with answers. A great resource to find out what your students know about ICT/Computing. These are question based. I've also added my lesson starter bundle as a bonus selection of resources. These include lesson starters about Alan Turing, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Samuel Morse.
How to deliver customer service
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How to deliver customer service

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These resouces were used to teach customer service to 16 - 24 year olds. However, they could also be used to teach in secondary schools too. The resouces point out what good customer service is, how to prepare to deal with customer service and a booklet of questions that ask the student customer service questions.
Lesson Starters - ICT/Computing
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Lesson Starters - ICT/Computing

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I use these lesson starters to help students understand why they learn ICT and Computing. Students research questions for each person then class discussions afterwards. Great activities to support research skills and develop further knowledge about these great people.
How to use PowerPoint effectively (KS2 Primary and Secondary)
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How to use PowerPoint effectively (KS2 Primary and Secondary)

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Recently used as a lesson 16+ year olds. Can easily be used from Year 6 to Secondary. Explains the importance about getting your presentation across to the audience. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to think more logically about how to present an effective presentation to the class.
Alpine ICT Project  (ICT FS or ICT GCSE)
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Alpine ICT Project (ICT FS or ICT GCSE)

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This booklet includes a range of activities to support learners in ICT functional skills. This can even be used for ICT GCSE classes. This covers the following: Using ICT activity, Email activity, Word poster activity, Gathering information activity, Excel activity including absolute, Lookup and IF functions as wells a chart activity. A great range of skills to identify any gaps in their ICT knowledge. This took my students around 2 lessons to complete.
Alpine Projects
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Alpine Projects

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I created these great resources to help my students aquire further skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint amd creating emails. These worksheets can be used as assessments for when they first visit your class. I have used these as mock exams as well.
What is Excel?  Lesson resources
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What is Excel? Lesson resources

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This is a lesson that includes a Powerpoint that helps students to revist the functions of Excel. There is a task that students need to complete before the Powerpoint introduction and then an Excel worksheet that covers Min, Max, Average, IF function, Lookup Function as well as create a graph. The worksheet is a Word format so you can change the questions if you want to.
Creating a database - ICT or FS Level 2
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Creating a database - ICT or FS Level 2

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Creating a database worksheet was used with my students to help them create a basic database, in MS Access. This worksheet contains how to create a database, a report and how to create a query. This worked really well for 15 years plus but I am sure this will suit secondary amd even primary.
Computer Science GCSE Mock Exam
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Computer Science GCSE Mock Exam

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I created a mock exam for my year 10s last year, it contains a mixture of computer science exam questions. Topic questions include binary logic, computer networks, RAM, ROM, Computer systems, input output devices, cloud computing and trouble shooting. I have also included the marking scheme. I hope you find this paper useful.
Initial Assessment - Answers Only (ICT FS or ICT GCSE)
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Initial Assessment - Answers Only (ICT FS or ICT GCSE)

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I have developed an ICT initial assessment test - this resource contains the answers only. This assessment is great to see what my students already know before they start lessons in ICT. This can also be used at the end of the course to establish what knowledge they have developed. Questions asked range from trouble shooting in ICT, Word, Excel, Presentations and Database usage. Please also see the Initial Assessment - to support this assessment answers resource.
Alpine Quality Vehicles ICT Project  (ICT FS or GCSE)
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Alpine Quality Vehicles ICT Project (ICT FS or GCSE)

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I have developed a project called Alpine Quality Vehicles Project - This project enables students to develop a wide range of skills by researching, developing a poster, presentation, excel spreadsheet tasks including SUM, MIN, MAX, Average, IF function, Lookup Function, Absolute as well as general ICT questions. I have used this as a mock exam in preparation an ICT exam. This took my my students 2 lessons to complete but you really do get an idea of what ICT skills they have. I hope you find this useful.