Computer Science

What will teaching look like in 2100? How will computer science and the use of new technology shape the world we live in and how fast will students need to move to keep up?

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Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire Code

Course Information

All secondary trainees receive 2 hours of subject training per week, led by a highly experienced subject leader, who has a strong track-record of outstanding results in schools in the GORSE Academies Trust. This ensures that training is highly tailored to delivery to pupils in KS3, 4 and 5, and covers all areas of subject knowledge and disciplinary skills. We offer great insights into how outstanding schools operate and what we do as teachers to continue to inspire and encourage pupils in a love of Computer Science.

Course content includes:
– KS1 and KS2 – We will look at the early requirements for computer science teaching and the level of knowledge that primary students should understand. We will look at the connections to the KS3 curriculum and beyond.

– KS3 – We investigate the requirements of KS3 and develop lessons to teach complex topics at an introductory level. We will look at how you can tailor content to suit a variety of learners.

– KS4 – We will focus on the teaching of the subject at GCSE and look at a range of exam boards and the connections between them. We will develop engaging and informative lessons and you will understand the level of knowledge required to teach and succeed at this level.

– KS5 – Looking ahead to A-Level study, we will review the importance of strong foundational teaching to increase the chances of success at this level. We will see how the knowledge builds all the way from KS1 to KS5.

– Programming – You will tackle a wide range of programming projects, using a variety of languages. You will learn how to troubleshoot code and what the current evidence-based methods are for teaching code to students. We will look at the PRIMM methodology and how it can help you to allow students to develop confidence.

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