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Our GCSE Computer Science masterclasses span 32 separate lessons run throughout the academic year covering topics for both GCSE & iGCSE specifications. This course is designed to support year 10/11 students already attending lessons in school or through a formal course to cover regular revision and understand how to access the top grades at GCSE.
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Fees below are for one year of study representing £15 per week for 34 weeks of study (self-paced with marking is reduced to £7.50 per week). Although other courses may be cheaper, we have an absolute maximum of 10 students in a class, allowing Holly to give every child individual attention – every class is fully interactive with activities and notes provided.
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Once registered, you will have access to weekly masterclass lessons for GCSE & iGCSE Computer Science. Every week includes:
- Video lessons from fully qualified Computer Science tutor (Holly Billinghurst)
- Weekly (term time) live group classes with our qualified Computer Science Tutor (Claire Gyrspeert)
- Written content and downloadable tasks / worksheets
- Student message boards for help between lessons
- Assessment opportunities
- On Screen quizzes
- Practical Programming tasks
- Weekly Tutor Marked Assignments throughout the course
Group lessons take place via Zoom with a maximum group size of 10 to allow all students to participate fully. Once courses are full, I am unable to take further enrolments for the live class.
- Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm
Topics for each lesson are shown below. Where a live lesson date has passed, the recorded & downloadable content remains available to students.
*courses are available to students up to the end of the academic year of enrolment.
|1||Hexadecimal||Holly Billinghurst||GCSE Level Exam Dates :|
|2||Python Programming 1||& Claire Gryspeert||AQA||OCR|
|3||Bitmap Images & File Sizes||8525 1||J277 1||TBC June 2023|
|4||Searching Algorithms||8525 2||J277 2||TBC June 2023|
|5||Sorting Algorithms||8525 2||J277 2||TBC June 2023|
|6||1D Arrays in Programming|
|7||2D Arrays In Programming|
|AUTUMN HALF TERM|
|8||The CPU & Processor Performance||CIE||0984 / 0458 1||TBC|
|9||Translators & Low Level Languages||0984 / 0458 2||TBC|
|11||Interpreting Algorithms With Trace Tables|
|12||Network Addressing & Protocols|
|13||iGCSE Programming Tasks Walkthrough|
|14||Logic Gates & Truth Tables|
|15||Main & Virtual Memory|
|16||Flowcharts for Programming|
|17||Types of Network|
|18||Beyond Arrays (The use of records & SQL)|
|19||Malware & Other Threats|
|SPRING HALF TERM|
|20||Defensive Programming (Robust Programming)|
|21||Ultility Software & Data Safety|
|22||Characteristics of an IDE|
|25||Methods of Encryption|
|26||The Internet & The Cloud|
|27||Long Answer Questions (Legal)|
|28||iGCSE Exam Paper Walkthrough|
|29||Long Answer Questions (Ethics)|
|SUMMER HALF TERM|
|30||Long Answer Questions (Environmental)|
|31||OCR Exam Paper Walkthrough|
|32||AQA Exam Paper Walkthrough|
Frequently Asked Questions
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