Secondary Courses

Below are our upcoming courses, all available to book on to by clicking the book now button.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on TeachComputing@potteries.ac.uk

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Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE
 

Remote

06/07/22 15:30-19:15

12/07/22 17:00-18:30

19/07/22 17:00-18:45

If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of Key Stage 3 / GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge.

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

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Supporting GCSE Computer Science Students at Grades 1-3

 

13/07/2022

09:00-16:00

Frederick Gent School

This evidence-based CPD aims to raise knowledge amongst teachers of how to achieve the most out of your students, working towards grades 1 – 3 in GCSE computer science. Whether you’re already teaching computer science or completely new to the subject, this course is designed to support your understanding of GCSE grades 1 - 3...

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Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE

 

15/07/2022

09:00-15:30

Highfields School

If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of Key Stage 3 / GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge.

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

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Preparing to Take the CSA Test 
 

18/07/2022

16:00-17:30

Noel Baker School

This short course will support you prepare for completing the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme, which will lead to you achieving a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge. By attending this course, you’ll gain support from an experienced facilitator, who will be able to support you with difficult topics, revise key concepts, answer any questions about subject knowledge, guide you to useful resources and discuss practice questions, ahead of completing the CSA test.

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The Internet and Cyber Security
 

25/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Online

he internet has transformed modern life bringing rich capability to networked computers. Find out how the internet works and how it has produced many new threats, resulting in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry.

You will build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet. Learn how protocols are used to transfer data across the internet and how each of the layers within the TCP/IP stack functions...

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Preparing to Take the CSA Test 
 

26/07/2022

15:30 - 17:00

Online

This short course will support you prepare for completing the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme, which will lead to you achieving a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge. By attending this course, you’ll gain support from an experienced facilitator, who will be able to support you with difficult topics, revise key concepts, answer any questions about subject knowledge, guide you to useful resources and discuss practice questions, ahead of completing the CSA test.

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KS3 Computing
Module 3 - Creative Curriculum, Enrichment and Inclusion

Remote

11/07/22 16:00-17:00

13/07/22 16:00-17:00

14/07/22 16:00-17:00

18/07/22 16:00-17:00

Making computing an engaging school subject, that motivates and inspires the full range of students, is a key outcome of an excellent KS3

computing curriculum. At the heart of this curriculum is computational thinking; the ability to solve problems using computers...

You must attend all sessions to complete the course

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Preparing to Take the CSA Test 


 

13/07/2022

16:00-17:30

Frederick Gent School

This short course will support you prepare for completing the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme, which will lead to you achieving a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge. By attending this course, you’ll gain support from an experienced facilitator, who will be able to support you with difficult topics, revise key concepts, answer any questions about subject knowledge, guide you to useful resources and discuss practice questions, ahead of completing the CSA test.

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Preparing to Take the CSA Test 


 

15/07/2022

15:30-17:00

Highfields School

This short course will support you prepare for completing the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme, which will lead to you achieving a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge. By attending this course, you’ll gain support from an experienced facilitator, who will be able to support you with difficult topics, revise key concepts, answer any questions about subject knowledge, guide you to useful resources and discuss practice questions, ahead of completing the CSA test.

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Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE

19/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Buxton Community School

If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of Key Stage 3 / GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge.

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

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Python Programming: Advanced Subject Knowledge, Implementation and Testing

26/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Online

As you progress beyond the basics of Python programming, this course will help you develop an understanding how programs are developed using the software life cycle, specifically the implementation and testing of a working solution.

During this course you’ll develop your Python skills by exploring advanced programming techniques such as authentication, nested selection, data structures, sub-routines etc. whilst applying them into the implementation and testing stages of the software life cycle...

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Python Programming Constructs: Sequencing, Selection & Iteration

27/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Online

Take your first steps to becoming a competent teacher of Python programming; this CPD will develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language. Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

You’ll gain confidence with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science.

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Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE
 

11/07/2033

09:00-16:00

Noel Baker Academy

If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of Key Stage 3 / GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge.

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

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An Introduction to Algorithms, Programming and Data in GCSE Computer Science

14/07/2022

09:00-16:00

The Kingsmead School

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge base of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system and how it's used by computers to store and process data, plus how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

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An Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking and Security in GCSE Computer Science

18/07/2022

09:00-16:00

Noel Baker School

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge base of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system and how it's used by computers to store and process data, plus how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

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Python Programming Constructs: Sequencing, Selection and Iteration

20/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Hadley Learning Community

Take your first steps to becoming a competent teacher of Python programming; this CPD will develop your foundational knowledge around the Python language. Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

You’ll gain confidence with lots of hands-on experience under the guidance of highly successful teachers of computer science...

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Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE

 

26/07/2022

09:30-15:30

Online

If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of Key Stage 3 / GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge.

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

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Preparing to Take the CSA Test 
 

27/07/2022

15:30-17:00

Online

This short course will support you prepare for completing the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme, which will lead to you achieving a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge. By attending this course, you’ll gain support from an experienced facilitator, who will be able to support you with difficult topics, revise key concepts, answer any questions about subject knowledge, guide you to useful resources and discuss practice questions, ahead of completing the CSA test.