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Check out our collection of resources to support you in teaching students at key stage 4.
It is expected that all pupils must have the opportunity to study aspects of information technology and computer science at sufficient depth to allow them to progress to higher levels of study or to a professional career.
When studying computing or computer science at key stage 4, all pupils should be taught to:
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Key stage 4 is a great place in the curriculum to provide students with experiences of physical computing in curriculum lessons and enhancement as well as enrichment opportunities.
Here is a selection of trusted organisations who will also support you in teaching computer science at key stage 4:
Ada is a free online Computer Science platform for teachers and students.
Through Ada you can access Computer Science resources for GCSE and A-Level including interactive coding questions for Python, C#, VB and Java.
Complete schemes of work including lesson plans, resources and assessment materials.
Presentations with recorded instruction and quizzes provided by topic.
Full units of work with lesson plans and supporting resources alongside one-off projects for the micro:bit programmable device. Activities include example solutions and videos with many aligned to the Global Goals.
Curriculum catalogue of courses and tutorials for independent learning. Includes lesson plans for each interactive activity.
Resources to support the knowledge and understanding through unplugged learning (computing without a computer). Activities organised by theme and topic and include activity plans mapped to computational thinking, mathematics and literacy.
Independent learning resources by exam specification and includes videos for threshold concepts and interactive quizzes and tests.
Resources focussed on digital literacy including internet safety with lesson plans and supporting presentations and worksheets.
The links below will take you to the Computer Science exam board specifications for each awarding body:
The links below will take you to the Computing exam board specifications for each awarding body: