GCSE Computer Science

Resources to support GCSE Computer Science (all exam boards)

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Computing without Computers

Textbook giving a gentle introduction to many aspects of computer science.

publication year
2010 to date

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Box Variables

Unplugged activity to help understanding of variable assignment and operations. 

publication year
2010 to date

3 files

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Assignment Dry Run

Debugging practice in three languages, for novice text-based programmers. 

publication year
2010 to date

3 files

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Pair Programming in a Box

A teacher guide showing how to implement pair-programming, a useful technique that has shown success with novice programmers. 

publication year
2010 to date

4 files

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The Little Book of Programming Challenges

Short challenges, suitable for spare lesson time or homework, that help to develop understanding of programming. 

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

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An Introduction to Python (v2.7 and v3)

Programming resource.

publication year
2010 to date

4 files

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Python Beginners Workbook for Secondary Schools

Covers all basic topics, and provides space for students to show their understanding. 

publication year
2010 to date

2 files

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Python quick reference guide

'cheat sheet'

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

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Python 3 Cheat Sheet

A quick reference guide for programmers. 

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

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Python Projects

Easy to follow, self-study sheets. 

publication year
2010 to date

8 files

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The Python Pit

From basic to fairly advanced Python, by example.

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

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LiveCode

Basic, internediary and advanced app programming tutorials and challenges using the free LiveCode platform.

publication year
2010 to date

0 files

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So You Want to Learn to Program?

Full programming course using BASIC. 

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

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Fetch, Execute, Decode

A simple animation showing the processor cycle. 

publication year
2010 to date

1 file

0

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Data Representation: Bitmap Images

Simple activity introducing data representation of images. 

publication year
2010 to date

5 files

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Seeing Temperatures

Graphics processing activity

publication year
2010 to date

9 files

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Kid Krypto - public key encryption

Unplugged activity helping understanding of encryption. 

publication year
2000 - 2009

1 file

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The Peruvian Coin Flip - Cryptographic Protocols

More unplugged activities. 

publication year
2000 - 2009

1 file

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Networks

Series of lessons covering LANs, WANs, IP, HTML and more. 

publication year
2010 to date

17 files

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History of Computers

Interesting historical account. 

publication year
2010 to date

4 files

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Computational Thinking Homework

Reinforcing understanding of concepts used in programming. 

publication year
2010 to date

9 files

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Computing Science

Old, but often very relevant, text book covering computer science principles. Good for teachers looking to stay a page ahead!

publication year
1980 - 1989

1 file

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The Lady or The Tiger

An interesting take on computer science topics, including binary. 

publication year
2010 to date

6 files

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CS4FN Magazine

Lots of interesting enrichment articles for all levels of study.

publication year
2010 to date

0 files

0

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Switched On Computing

CAS newsletter containing many enrichment and wider-reading articles. 

publication year
2010 to date

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