The NCCE Summer School provides subject knowledge enhancement for trainee and early-career teachers of secondary computing, with a specific focus on GCSE Computer Science. It is essential preparation for the new academic year, whether you have qualified as a computing specialist teacher, or are looking to add computing as a second specialism.
Over a period of 4 days you will develop your GCSE Computer Science subject knowledge leading towards recognised certification.. You'll be supported along the way by experienced teaching professionals, among a group of your peers. You'll participate in face-to-face CPD and optional, mentored, online CPD.
With a choice of course options available, you'll become confident in supporting all students of GCSE Computer Science, including the highest achievers. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
In optional evening sessions you'll discuss classroom practice and pedagogy, and find out how to enrich the computing curriculum. You'll benefit from a supportive, sociable atmosphere and will build your professional learning network throughout the summer school and beyond.
A bursary is available upon completion of the CS Accelerator programme - for information see this page. An additional bursary is available up to £880, provided you complete all required sessions.
Through this summer camp you will:
- Diagnose any computer science subject knowledge deficits, and fill any gaps.
- Develop detailed knowledge of the Computer Science GCSE and its expectations of students and teachers.
- Gain certification that recognises your subject knowledge.