Solving computational problems in KS3 computing CA436 / E03

Start date
21 Mar 22
5 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD

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The National Curriculum in computing aims to enable learners to analyse problems in computational terms, and to write programs that solve such problems. This is central to the development of computational thinking. Through the application of rich subject knowledge, including algorithm and program design and execution through code, learners become confident and adaptable, and are well prepared for subsequent stages of study. 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 from finding suitable problems that are engaging; through supporting students to understand and tackle the problem; to coding and evaluating a solution. Participants will be equipped to plan authentic projects and activities that stretch all learners to the fullest of their ability, scaffolding learning with approaches that are firmly based in evidence.  

Who is it for?

Teacher and curriculum leaders in secondary computing with, at least, foundational knowledge of programming.  

What topics are covered?


Who is the course leader?


  • Use relevant and interesting challenges, from a wide range of contexts, to stimulate passion and learning among learners in your school.
  • Plan and teach lessons that support all learners in building their capability to analyse and solve problems computationally.
  • Implement learning activities based on firm evidence, giving you the confidence to tackle problems with a range of possible solutions.
  • Assess the improving skills and knowledge of learners working at different levels of prior attainment.


1 Solving computational problems in KS3 computing21 March 202215:30-17:00
3 Solving computational problems in KS3 computing28 March 202215:30-16:30
4 Solving computational problems in KS3 computing28 March 202216:30-17:30

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Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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