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Teaching Decomposition

Ideas to develop Decomposition Skills Decomposition is an incredibly difficult skill to teach. Below are a few examples, which may (or may not) help you in your quest to develop your students’ decomposition skills. ***Please note, these are ideas that have been collated from a variety of online discussion, from various teachers*** Flaggy Flags Provide…
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KS3 Curriculum Maps

Year 7 Curriculum Map ComputerScienceUK – KS3 Curriculum Map   Year 8 Curriculum Map ComputerScienceUK – KS3 Curriculum Map   Year 9 Curriculum Map ComputerScienceUK – KS3 Curriculum Map

Life Without Levels

Moving from ‘Current Levels and Tick Boxing’ towards ‘Projected Grades and Pathways’ With the removal of Key Stage 3 National Curriculum Levels there is now no national strategy for KS3 assessment or national expectation for 3+ / 4+ levels of progress. With this in mind we have developed a new Key Stage 3 assessment model…
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Assessing Computer Science

Assessment at KS3 – Skills and Understanding (Blooms Taxonomy) VS Content and Knowledge (Computing at School’s ‘Knowledge Pathway Grid’): Rationale: Effective student assessment is of paramount importance when it comes to student progress. Students need to know ‘where they are’ in relation to their understanding and ‘how they can improve’. Teachers need to be able…
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Being ‘Outstanding’

Outstanding Teaching   Being an outstanding teacher is about being ‘outstanding over time’. Because of this, evidencing the amazing work that you do ‘week in week out’ is of paramount importance if you are going to be rewarded for the excellent teaching that you carry out each and every day. So what are the ingredients…
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