New to teaching GCSE computer science CY201 / A17

Start date
30 Oct 17
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


With entries to GCSE Computer Science growing year-on-year, teachers are required to develop their specialism and provide improved learning through excellent teaching.

This course is aimed at those who are new to teaching Computer Science at GCSE level, or who wish to develop their existing GCSE teaching further. It focuses on the themes that are common to all exam boards and that run through from earlier school stages, such as algorithms, programming, computer systems, networking and data. There will be opportunities to develop your leadership of practical assessed tasks; to make effective use of out-of-school learning; and to gain experience of a range of tools that can be used in teaching.

"I have big concerns about my ability to teach the theory, this gave me the confidence to try an alternative approach."

"All sessions were useful as they showed innovative and alternative ways of looking at the material"

"useful - lots of ideas and resources to use in my curriculum"

"I have already enrolled on several more CPD sessions held at the STEM centre as a result of the positive impact this course has had on my teaching."

2016 participants

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.


  • effectively develop the subject knowledge of your students and help them build conceptual models of computer science
  • manage learning within a group of varying abilities, and choose tasks and tools that optimise learning opportunities
  • use a range of at-screen and ‘unplugged’ activities that complement each other
  • support students to success in assessed practical tasks


New to teaching GCSE computer science - day 130 October 2017 09:30-19:00
New to teaching GCSE computer science - day 231 October 2017 09:00-16:00


State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£600.00 +VATStandard bursary available£600.00Bursary typeENTHUSE
Our bursaries make it easy for you to attend our high impact CPD as you can claim back the bursary after the activity. Find out more.
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£600.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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