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Secondary Courses
 

Below are the Secondary courses we have scheduled currently. 

 

Our schedule is frequently updated based upon local need. If your school or Trust are interested in a course or topic that is not listed, please get in touch.  

Solving computational problems in KS3 computing

Solving computational problems in KS3 computing

Tues, 23/01/2024, 09:00-15:00

For teachers this approach presents challenges that are related, and which can be considered as a whole. This CPD takes a beginning-to-end view, modelling effective practice that is then rehearsed and practiced - from finding suitable problems that are engaging; through supporting students to understand and tackle the problem; to coding and evaluating a solution.

Venue:

Remote

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Tues, 13/02/2023, 09:00 - 15:30

During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for up to GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking. Explore how to construct or trace pseudocode and flowchart representations of algorithms.

Venue:

Remote

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

Tues, 05/03/2023, 09:00 -16:00

Take your first steps towards teaching computer science and establish a foundational knowledge of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Thurs, 18/04/2023, 16:00 - 17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

Tues, 30/04/2024, 09:00 - 16:00

Take your first steps towards teaching computer science and establish a foundational knowledge of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

Venue:

Remote

Assessment in secondary computing

Assessment in secondary computing

Wed, 08/05/2023, 17:00 - 18:30

This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a range of formative and summative assessment strategies whilst considering the importance of accurate assessment. During this short course, you’ll explore formative assessment strategies and their key characteristics, such as using general questioning to gauge student understanding and hinge questioning. You’ll explore how to effectively make use of summative assessments including baseline assessments and diagnostic questions.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Thurs, 06/06/2024, 16:00 - 17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in computer science

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in computer science

Wed,03/07/2023, 09:00-16:00

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge base of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how the components of computer systems interlink and how these can then be connected together to form a network. Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers. The key components for input, processing, storage and output will be covered, and you’ll learn about the binary data that flows around and between computers.

Venue:

Remote

Solving computational problems in KS3 computing

Solving computational problems in KS3 computing

Wed, 31/01/2024, 09:00-15:00

For teachers this approach presents challenges that are related, and which can be considered as a whole. This CPD takes a beginning-to-end view, modelling effective practice that is then rehearsed and practiced - from finding suitable problems that are engaging; through supporting students to understand and tackle the problem; to coding and evaluating a solution.

Venue:

Remote

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams

Wed, 14/02/2024, 09:00 - 15:30

This evidence-based CPD aims to raise knowledge amongst teachers of how to achieve the most out of your students, whilst preparing for their GCSE exams in computer science. Whether you’re already teaching computer science or completely new to the subject, this course is designed to support your understanding of how to increase student attainment at GCSE level.

Venue:

Remote

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Fri, 08/03/2024, 09:00 - 15:30

During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for up to GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking. Explore how to construct or trace pseudocode and flowchart representations of algorithms.

Venue:

Remote

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science

Fri, 19/04/2024, 09:00 - 16:00

Take your first steps towards teaching computer science and establish a foundational knowledge of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Thurs, 02/05/2023, 16:00 - 17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Thurs, 23/05/2024, 16:00 -17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Wed, 12/06/2024, 16:00 -17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

Maths in computer science

Maths in computer science

Tues, 09/07/2024, 09:00 - 16:00

During this course you’ll explore how mathematics and computing are closely linked. You’ll upskill in foundational topics including number systems, logic, and arithmetic and relational operations. You’ll also apply mathematical techniques to teaching vector graphics and compression.

Venue:

Remote

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams

Higher attainment in computer science - meeting the challenges of the exams

Thurs, 08/02/2024, 09:00 -15:30

This evidence-based CPD aims to raise knowledge amongst teachers of how to achieve the most out of your students, whilst preparing for their GCSE exams in computer science. Whether you’re already teaching computer science or completely new to the subject, this course is designed to support your understanding of how to increase student attainment at GCSE level.

Venue:

Remote

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Wed, 28/02/2023, 09:00-15:30

During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for up to GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking. Explore how to construct or trace pseudocode and flowchart representations of algorithms.

Venue:

Remote

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode for OCR specification

Wed, 20/03/2024, 09:00 - 15:30

During this course, you’ll develop your knowledge of algorithms to the level appropriate for up to GCSE teaching. Become confident in using the key building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration, and learn to apply algorithmic thinking. Explore how to construct or trace pseudocode and flowchart representations of algorithms.

Venue:

Remote

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Behaviour for learning in a computing environment

Tues, 30/04/2023, 16:00 - 17:30

This course is aimed at secondary computing teachers who are looking to ensure the behaviour management and learning atmosphere in a computing environment enables progress. Participants will get the opportunity to look at the adolescent brain development, assess their own behaviours and look at computing related strategies such as rules, routines and habits as well as recognition, reward and interventions.

Venue:

Remote

Assessment in secondary computing

Assessment in secondary computing

Thurs, 02/05/2024, 17:00 - 18:30

This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a range of formative and summative assessment strategies whilst considering the importance of accurate assessment. During this short course, you’ll explore formative assessment strategies and their key characteristics, such as using general questioning to gauge student understanding and hinge questioning. You’ll explore how to effectively make use of summative assessments including baseline assessments and diagnostic questions.

Venue:

Remote

Assessment in secondary computing

Assessment in secondary computing

Tues, 04/06/2023, 17:00 - 18:30

This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a range of formative and summative assessment strategies whilst considering the importance of accurate assessment. During this short course, you’ll explore formative assessment strategies and their key characteristics, such as using general questioning to gauge student understanding and hinge questioning. You’ll explore how to effectively make use of summative assessments including baseline assessments and diagnostic questions.

Venue:

Remote

Assessment in secondary computing

Assessment in secondary computing

Wed, 26/06/2024, 17:00-18:30

This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a range of formative and summative assessment strategies whilst considering the importance of accurate assessment. During this short course, you’ll explore formative assessment strategies and their key characteristics, such as using general questioning to gauge student understanding and hinge questioning. You’ll explore how to effectively make use of summative assessments including baseline assessments and diagnostic questions.

Venue:

Remote

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in computer science

An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in computer science

Tues, 16/07/2023, 09:00 - 16:00

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge base of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how the components of computer systems interlink and how these can then be connected together to form a network. Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers. The key components for input, processing, storage and output will be covered, and you’ll learn about the binary data that flows around and between computers.

Venue:

Remote

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