Algorithms in GCSE computer science CE200 / B04

Start date
19 Sep 19
Duration
2 Days
Location
Ada National College for Digital Skills, Broad Lane, Tottenham Hale, London N15 4AG View on Google Map
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Summary

This course is delivered as part of the National Centre for Computing Education, and forms part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme 

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in computer science. To reach their full potential, students of GCSE computer science need to be confident in using decomposition and abstraction to solve problems.

This course centres on the core search and sort algorithms; exploring how they manipulate data structures and comparing the relative efficiency of different methods.

You will become skilled using formal maths and logic to design algorithms, and be able to trace algorithms confidently, finding and fixing errors. You’ll become familiar with the execution of algorithms in Python, supporting practical programming tasks.

Mapped closely to the specifications of GCSE Computer Science, the CPD will provide you with deepened knowledge and confidence that your students are equipped for their exams.

Bursaries exist to support you through 40 hours of CPD to complete the CS Accelerator programme. If you don’t complete the programme, we reserve the right to reclaim any bursaries paid

Outcomes

You will gain the required knowledge to help your students:

  • understand and compare algorithms in terms of inputs, processes and outputs, including sorts, searches and string manipulations
  • analyse problems, interpret flowcharts and pseudocode and evaluate the fitness of solutions using test data and logical reasoning
  • trace algorithms and improve them, by identifying and correcting errors
  • design algorithms using written descriptions, pseudocode and flowcharts to solve problems, leading to modular programming of solutions in Python code

Sessions

Algorithms in GCSE computer science - day 119 September 2019 10:00-16:00
Algorithms in GCSE computer science - Gap Task02 October 2019 00:00-00:00
Algorithms in GCSE computer science - day 2 03 October 2019 10:00-16:00

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Fees & Bursaries

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

 

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