Designed for teachers who are already confident in subject knowledge up to GCSE level, the ‘teaching advanced GCSE computer science’ track will help those looking to improve student progress and attainment even further.
The ‘CSA in the summer’ CPD package will provide you the opportunity to develop your GCSE Computer Science 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 live remote CPD and mentored online CPD on-demand.
With a choice of course options available, you'll become confident in supporting students of GCSE computer science, including those currently studying the subject and the highest achievers. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
Over the summer period, you’ll complete two courses. You can find out which courses by selecting a course date:
- Higher attainment in computer science: meeting the challenges of the exams
- Python programming: advanced subject knowledge, implementation and testing
- Python programming: analysis, design and evaluation
A bursary is available upon completion of the CS Accelerator programme - for information see this page
Who is it for?
This CPD is intended for teachers who are confident with their subject knowledge of the computing curriculum, up to GCSE level. It is anticipated you’ll have a secure understanding of how to program using Python.
How will you learn?
Scheduled live, interactive online sessions led by an experienced practitioner. Flexible facilitator-supported, participant-led tasks, involving deep exploration of the subject content.
How long is the course?
You’ll complete two courses from the Computer Science Accelerator programme, totalling approximately 10 hours, split across multiple days.
Online courses are also available free of charge, these are available to complete before, alongside or after the remote courses. You can find out more information about associated online courses via the CSA in the summer blog