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GCSE Computer Science for AQA Cambridge Elevate Enhanced Edition (2 Years)
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  • ISBN:9781316504079
  • Format:Cambridge Elevate
  • Subject(s):Computer Science
  • Qualification:AQA
  • Author(s):David Waller
  • Available from: June 2016
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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2016 GCSE Computer Science qualifications.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Written for the AQA GCSE Computer Science specification for first teaching from 2016, this enhanced digital resource uses an exciting and engaging approach to help students master underlying computing principles and concepts, and develop their computational thinking, programming and problem-solving skills. Interactive worksheets consolidate students’ learning and rich digital content including animations demonstrate how computer science relates to everyday life. This resource allows students to annotate text and add audio notes, and enables teachers to assess, track and report on students’ progress. Accessible online and on tablet devices through the Cambridge Elevate app (iOS and Android).

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  • FEATURES
    • Tailored to the new AQA GCSE Computer Science specification for first teaching from 2016.

    • The Cambridge Elevate Assess to Progress tool provides support for assessing, tracking and reporting on students' progress

    • Rich digital content including images and animations that help students relate Computer Science to everyday life.

    • Allows teachers and students to annotate text, add audio notes and link to external resources.

    • Contains a wide variety of practice problems, interactive worksheets and exam-style questions to help with exam preparation.

    • Accessible online and on tablet devices through the Cambridge Elevate app (iOS and Android). For information on how to use Cambridge Elevate editions and on supported devices please visit elevate.cambridge.org/support.

    • A print Student Book and a free digital Teacher’s Resource are also available.

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  • CONTENTS
    • Introduction
    • 1. Algorithms
    • 2. Iteration
    • 3. Data types and structures
    • 4. Sorting and searching
    • 5. Input and output
    • 6. Software development
    • 7. Representing numbers
    • 8. Representing text, graphics and sound
    • 9. Computer systems
    • 10. Boolean logic
    • 11. Programming languages
    • 12. Computer networks
    • 13. Cyber security
    • 14. Impact of digital technologies
    • Non-exam assessment preparation
  • AUTHOR(S)

    David Waller

    David Waller is an experienced Computing Teacher and Author. A former ICT Director, David has taught at KS3, GCSE, A Level and vocational qualifications such as GNVQ and DiDA. He has authored 14 published computing titles including textbooks, teacher resources, revision materials, online publications and interactive activities. David has always believed computational thinking and programming are vital as they allow students to develop problem-solving skills and an ability to express solutions clearly and creatively – similar to writing a story, a poem or composing music.

    Ann Weidmann

    Ann Weidmann has extensive experience of assessment and qualification design. Ann has taught computing in a variety of settings and held various positions at Edexcel including Assessment Leader, Qualifications Leader and Head of IT and Computer Science. She has co-authored a wide range of computing resources and teaching materials, regularly delivers teacher training both F2F and online, and is an Ofqual subject expert for computer science.

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