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16/06/2022

Cognitive Load and A-Level programming

A-Level Computer Science theory and the advanced programming involved within the course, can be daunting for students, especially the ones that did not take the subject at GCSE. CLT can help learners.
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11/05/2022

Object Oriented vs Procedural Programming paradigms

These are two different ways to understand and code in a modular fashion. Once a problem is decomposed into modules, these can be constructed efficiently by using objects from classes or sub-programs.
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21/03/2022

The importance of CS extra-curricular activities at Post 16

A lot of emphasis is placed into the KS5 CS curriculum, but it is always A-Level students who missed out on enrichment activities. I share here how we added extra-curricular activities at my school.
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03/02/2022

Why to become a Computer Science teacher?

Being a computer science teacher is a very rewarding profession. I am going to share my experiences here in order to encourage more people to join me on this wonderful journey.
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23/11/2021

Strategies to teach algorithms and programming to A-Level students

It is a fact that students find programming and especially algorithms difficult to learn. I am just going to share some strategies that have proven to be effective with my post 16 students.
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26/10/2021

What is the Best Programming Language for A-Level?

There is a vast amount of programming languages out there, but which is the best one to learn nowadays and which is the best one for our post 16 students to obtain higher grades? These are two questions that teachers keep asking over and over in forums.
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02/09/2021

Attracting girls into Computer Science A Level

It is essential that we make STEM in general and computer science in particular a more attractive subject for girls from Key Stage 3; this will surely translate into a more equal gender balance for computing within post 16.
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