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.
Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode
Mon 22/05/2023, 09:00 - 16:00
An understanding of algorithms is vital for success in computer science. Students need to know how algorithms are designed to solve a problem, and how these designs are represented to other humans.
Improve 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.
Preparing for Ofsted in secondary computing
Thurs 20/04/2023, 16:00 - 17:30
Avoid unnecessary strain and workload in anticipation of an inspection, by joining this short CPD. You’ll find out what Ofsted are looking for and, just as importantly, what they don’t expect departments to produce – separating evidence from myth. You’ll develop a lean preparation plan, to become confident in the knowledge that your curriculum and its implementation are in a good place. You’ll also consider how to ensure that the teaching team develop strong pedagogy and practice, leading to visibly outstanding computing provision.
Physical Computing Day for KS3 and KS4
Tues 13/06/2023, 09:30 - 15:00
During this CPD, you’ll explore how the micro:bit and Raspberry Pi Pico, can be programmed to control creative digital projects. With a range of programming environments freely available it supports the transition from blocks to text, meeting the programming requirements of the National Curriculum and preparing students ready for GCSE.
Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, NE9 6RZ