GCSE computer science theory - teaching the tough topics CY239 / A18

Start date
10 Dec 18
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


Some computer science theory is perceived to be hard to learn, and hard to teach. We'll tackle this preconception head on and equip you with powerful ways to help your students reach their highest potential in exams.

Experienced and successful lead teachers of computer science will share their tips for teaching:

  • cyber security
  • moral, ethical and legal aspects of computer science
  • common algorithms
  • high and low-level programming languages
  • processor architecture and the fetch-execute cycle
  • data compression and representation.
  • packet-switched networks and the TCP/IP stack
  • client-server relationships

We'll work on programming using Python, as well as purely theoretical sessions.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • be more confident in teaching theory to the highest grades in GCSE
  • have improved subject knowledge, being able to answer the questions of your best students
  • Recognise how to answer exam questions in ways to gain the best possible marks


GCSE computer science theory - teaching the tough topics - day 110 December 2018 11:00-19:00
GCSE computer science theory - teaching the tough topics - day 211 December 2018 09:00-15:00


State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£600.00 +VATStandard bursary available£600.00Bursary typeENTHUSE Bursary
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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