Algorithms

Some interesting facts about algorithms.

Computer evolution

A swift look at the key facts about the evolution of computers, decade by decade.


 

Data structures

A rapid guide to arrays, linked lists and binary trees.


 

Data types

A poster that shows key information about integers, reals (floats) strings, date/time and booleans.

Hacking your BookFace account

Here are some of the weays your BookFace account can be hacked.

Wearable devices

Last year, year 11 were asked to talk about wearable devices and could think of two; here are a few more.


 

Networks

A useful infographic that clearly shows the various forms of networks. Good for revision.


 

Networks

A useful infographic that clearly shows the various forms of networks. Good for revision.

Alan Turing

The life of one of the greatest minds in computing.

The "Blue Scren of Death"

If you have a Windows computer then it is almost certain that you have seen BSOD. This infographic helps to explainwhat all the code means and it may save your computer...


 

Terabyte

What is a terabyte and how much does it weigh?


 

Vintage social media

Social media in the old days...


 

Cyber Warfare

A timeline showingthe major cyber attacks on businesses and systems.


 

Super computers

What are they and how might they help the world?

A history of hacking

Hacks and attacks explained.

The evolution of computers

A visual history of computers and computing.


 

Global data protection

How sae is your data? It depends on where your data actually is.


 

Social media

major social media titles arranged on a time line.

Inspirational quotes

A selection of inspiring quotations from the worlds of computing and enterprise.


 

Online threats

A summary of the threats that can affect your computer.


 

RAM evolution

The changing face of RAM from DIP memory to DDR3.

Project methodologies

IF a car were to be designed in the same way as a car, what would it look like?

Python Cheat sheets

Python cheat sheets.


 

Computer viruses

A summary of computer viruses and the effects that the can have.


 

Grade descriptors

for GCSEs graded 9 to 1: computer science

To achieve Grade 8 candidates will be able to:

  • demonstrate relevant and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles including digital systems and societal impacts
  • effectively apply fundamental concepts, principles and mathematical skills, using sustained analytical, logical and evaluative computational thinking, to a wide range of complex problems
  • develop and refine a complete solution that meets the requirements of a substantial problem

To achieve Grade 5 candidates will be able to:

  • demonstrate mostly accurate and appropriate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles including digital systems and societal impacts
  • appropriately apply fundamental concepts, principles and mathematical skills, using analytical, logical and evaluative computational thinking, to a range of problems
  • produce a working solution that meets most requirements of a substantial problem

To achieve Grade 2 candidates will be able to:

  • demonstrate limited knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and principles including digital systems and societal impacts
  • apply fundamental concepts, principles and mathematical skills, using basic analytical and logical computational thinking, to straightforward problems with limited accuracy
  • produce a partially working solution that meets some requirements of a substantial problem

Command words

Command words are the words and phrases used in assessment tasks that tell students how they should answer questions.

  • Calculate Work out the value of something.
  • Compare Identify similarities and/or differences.
  • Complete Finish a task by adding to given information.
  • Convert Change data from one specified form to another.
  • Define Specify meaning.
  • Describe Set out characteristics.
  • Develop Take forward or build upon given information.
  • Discuss Present key points.
  • Draw Produce a diagram.
  • Explain Set out purposes or reasons.
  • Extend Further develop based on existing information.
  • Give Produce an answer from recall.
  • Justify Support a case with evidence.
  • State Express in clear terms.
  • Suggest Present a possible case/solution.

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