SchoolTube video loading issues
Friday 8th August: SchoolTube appear to be having issues with their video delivery, and have ceased functioning with no clear message about when their service might be resumed.
We have therefore moved the videos back to YouTube and will no longer reference the SchoolTube videos in our pages.
If your school network blocks YouTube videos, there is a new service for schools, details of which can be found HERE which allows you to select specific videos and channels for viewing on your network.
We are in the process of registering as an official education channel with YouTube - perhaps as a result of the SchoolTube fiasco, they are currently suffering delays to that process.
We will keep you updated on our progress.
Welcome to Cambridge GCSE
In September, we are moving the learner experience to the CogBooks adaptive learning platform.
Watch the video to explore what that will mean for learners and teachers.
What is a computer system?
Computers in the modern world
Reliability of computer systems
Ethical & environmental considerations
Purpose and function of the CPU
The fetch execute cycle
Cache memory - speeding up execution
Logic gates AND, OR, NOT
The difference between RAM and ROM
The need for ROM
The need for RAM
How RAM affects performance
The need for virtual memory
Flash memory and changes in memory technologies
The need for input and output devices
Input and output devices for a range of situations
Input and output devices for specific needs
Functions of an OS
Common utility programs
Merits of different software
Definitions of units
Converting positive denary whole numbers
Adding 8-bit binary numbers
The use of binary codes to represent characters
Metadata in images
Databases and the use of data handling software
Tables and entities
Advantages of networking
Hardware needed to connect to a LAN
|Client servers and peer to peer networks
Differences between a LAN and a WAN
IP addressing, MAC addressing, packet and protocols
The Internet and hardware
IP addressing of resources
The importance of HTML
Common file standards and compressing files
Algorithms in pseudocode and flow diagrams
High level code and machine code
Tour of an IDE
Sequence in an algorithm
Selection in an algorithm
Iteration, basic programming constructs and loops
Variables and constants
Operations on numeric and Boolean data
Syntax and logic errors
Basic string manipulation
Basic file handling operations
We are proud to announce the winners of the Hour of Code competition - Denbigh High School in Luton and Dyke House College who respectively won category one and three of the Hour of Code competition. Both schools received unanimous voting from the judges and will each receive £500 computing vouchers and a class set of Raspberry Pis for their schools as awards. Please view the winning videos below:
We would love to get feedback from you about the resources and the MOOC - what works for you and what we need to work on.