Teach Key Stage 3 programming to engage your computer science students

Lay the foundations of success at Key Stage 3 as you develop pedagogical practice using transitional programming techniques. These approaches are based on the latest academic research and will ensure that you can provide a scaffold to students of all abilities

During this one-day course you will:

  • become confident with using functions and procedures and understand how to use these effectively with local and global variables
  • build confidence with nested iteration and selection constructs
  • Learn the 16 essential programming skills and develop scaffolded pedagogical approaches
  • Develop a foundational knowledge of practical skills that can be used in the classroom from Key Stage 3
  • Guidance on how to assess and evaluate the quality of code produced by your students.

Presenter Profile

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Peter Marshman in his role as Head of Computer Science at Park House School, and as a CAS master teacher regional coordinator, has helped to significantly increase the uptake of Computer Science by girls through an emphasis on unplugged and kinaesthetic activities. Peter has led initiatives such as the CS Olympiad and CompuCrazy which involve many hundreds of primary school children each year learning computational thinking and programming skills.

Feedback from teachers on Pete’s course

The best course I have ever been on and I have been teaching for 15 years. Very relevant – excellent delivery and outstanding ideas.
Excellent course - good balance between presentations and activities.
Very relevant - excellent delivery and outstanding ideas.
Really enjoyable; lots of ideas and food for thought.
A useful day: lots of content that was varied and relevant. I’m going to be busy!
Excellent course - good balance between presentations and activities.
Fabulous! Inspiring! Really useful! Lot's of very practical activities and examples which I will definitely be using going forward.

Cost: £165 per delegate which includes lunch and resources; £199 for 2 teachers from the same school booking on this course or the A-Level course

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