Teaching A level for the first time

Paul Robson, Cramlington Learning Village

Description

An introduction to the experience of teaching A level Computer Science for the first time. What have been the highlights and challenges that I have had to overcome over the past few years. What have been the areas students have found most challenging and which we will go through those in more depth. How have I managed to upskill myself to a point where I feel more comfortable teaching the course. I will discuss how I have managed to get sufficient numbers to make the course viable. I will also discuss next steps to try and push on and continually improve the course and department.

Paul Robson's biography

Paul Robson is a CAS Master Teacher and Head of Department for Computer Science at Cramlington Learning Village. He programs in a range of programming languages such as VB, JAVA, C++, C#, Python and has a real passion for teaching and learning in CS and enthusing students to take on CS at all levels.

Relevant Key Stages: KS4, KS5

Room: BSTC 1.48 - seminar room, 1st floor, Barbara Strang Teaching Centre


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