OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science – NEA Companion

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - NEA Companion

Accessible, well-structured notes explains the requirements of
each step of the Programming Project in the new OCR GCSE
(9–1) specification.

Fantastic for teachers to get their heads around the project, in
order to better support students.

Each chapter coincides with a separate section of the NEA mark
scheme, and consists of:

  • An introduction to the section, including an overview with
    categorised descriptions of the requirements for each mark band.
  • Marking criteria is broken down, explaining in detail what is
    required to reach top marks (as well as highlighting the
    differences between the mark bands.)
  • Varied examples are used to support the text, based on a
    range of original scenarios
  • Packed with tips including pitfalls to avoid, and ideas
    for how to approach certain tasks
  • ‘Deliverables’ lists summarise the evidence needed for each
    section

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Python Exercises for KS4 Computer Science

Python Exercises for KS4 Computer Science

10 engaging exercises featuring original skeleton code, giving students practice in two core skills: ❶ debugging programs to make them work as intended and ❷ developing programs further by modifying their functionality.

A carefully selected range of themes (including encryption, string manipulation, validation, 2D arrays and file handling) ensures that the exercises complement teaching of the new GCSE (9–1) Computer Science specifications superbly.

For each exercise:

  • Scenario – including introduction and skeleton code
  • Part A – combines debugging tasks with questions testing understanding students’ understanding of the code
  • Part B – modification tasks of progressive difficulty

Includes answers for all questions and tasks – with working Python (v3.5) scripts on CD.

Plus!

  • Error guide – 14 of the most common syntax and logic errors in Python are explained (with suggested fixes)
  • Cheat sheet revealing the correct Python syntax (a useful reference, particularly for lower-ability)
  • Skills mapping helps you to target specific programming techniques

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master (plus Python scripts on CD) with site copy licence; PDF/editable upgrades available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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AS AQA Computer Science 2017 Resource Packs (Plant Growing Simulation)

AS AQA Computer Science 2017 Resource Packs (Plant Growing Simulation)

Comprehensive resource packs help you and your students tackle the AS pre-release material for the June 2017 Paper 1 exam – Plant Growing Simulation.

What you get:

  • Pre-release commentary: a detailed overview describing all code elements and routines
  • Programming theory questions test students’ understanding of the Plant Growing Simulation program
  • Realistic modification tasks test students’ programming skills
  • Mark schemes – full answers and solutions for all questions and tasks (plus EAD)

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Computer Science: Practice Papers for A Level OCR Component 2

Practice Papers for A Level OCR Computer Science: Component 2

3 original practice papers and mark schemes for AS Component 1 and A Level Component 2.

Covering every specification topic between them, each trio of papers uses the same structure and questions types used in the real exam. This helps to familarise students with the exam (especially if used for mocks).

  • Includes questions on the new areas of the specifications!
  • Mark schemes combine model answers with guidance on how to award marks.
  • Questions papers also provided in non-write-on (photocopy-friendly) format.

Price is £64 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science – Revision Guide

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - Revision Guide

Structured revision guide ensures complete coverage of the examined theory in the OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification (from 2016).

Topic notes and diagrams are supported by examples and definition boxes, while mind maps provide further visual reinforcement of the key concepts.

Practice exam questions test students’ knowledge of each topic, providing excellent exam preparation.

    • Covers all topics in specification order for ease of reference
    • Python and VB .NET code examples
    • Exposes students to exam-style questions (with answers and commentary)

Price is £74 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Computer Science: OCR GCSE (9-1) Practice Exams for Component 2

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science - Practice Exams for Component 2

Four practice papers with mark schemes for Component 2 of the OCR GCSE (9–1) specification (first teaching September 2016, examinations from 2018).

Carefully tailored to mimic both the format and style of the Component 2 examination, the papers provide students with the essential exam practice they need.

  • Between them, the papers cover every specification point
  • Specification and Assessment Objective (AO) mapping for every question
  • Written by a senior Computer Science examiner

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Topic Tests

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science Topic Tests

Comprehensive tests covering every bullet point in the 2016 Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Computer Science specification.

An easy-to-set homework or in-class exercise to help you identify gaps in your students’ knowledge.

  • 12 tests of around 50 marks each – each fits perfectly into a single lesson or homework
  • Clear bullet-point answers and guidance for easy marking
  • Each test combines a range of exam-style and non-exam-style questions to keep all students engaged

Price is £64 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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