miniCPD – Controlled Assessment

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miniCPD courses are shorter than our full length CPD courses and focus on a particular topic.

“​Thank you very much for organising this CPD day. It is always useful to find out what other schools are doing and to keep my knowledge up to date. I now feel better prepared for September.” Teacher attending our first miniCPD session.

Our one day course ‘Preparing Pupils for Controlled Assessment’ uses Python to program solutions to problems of a similar type to those set in GCSE Controlled Assessments. The aim is to make teachers feel confident about tackling these problems and programming solutions themselves, so that they can pass their knowledge, experience and confidence on to their pupils. Teachers should already have some knowledge of the basics of Python; strings, arithmetic, ‘if statements’ and loops. This is not a course for complete beginners.

Each course will cost £30 for London teachers thanks to funding from the Mayor of London and £60 for non-London teachers.

The first course was on Saturday 2 May and took place from 10 to 4pm at King’s College London (Waterloo Campus). We are exploring offering further courses depending on demand.

miniCPD – Controlled Assessment resources

miniCPD CA slides and examples – zipped (click link below to download and extract)
miniCPD CA slides and examples

About us

Teaching London Computing, is a successful partnership between Queen Mary University of London’s Computer Science Department and King’s College London’s Computing Education team which has been running courses and workshops for the past two years helping Computing and ICT teachers to deliver the new Computing Curricula at GCSE and A-level.

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