Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

Secondary Computing

All our courses are running remotely this term. Each course iincludes live facilitator-led sessions and gap tasks.

All Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) courses are free to all state-funded schools and academies, all other courses are £35.

Spring Term Courses

Course Start Date Booking Link
Python Programming: working with data (CSA) 11th January 4-5pm Link
Introduction to computer systems networking & security in GCSE computer science (CSA) 20th January 4-5pm Link
Introduction to algorithms, programming & data in GCSE computer science (CSA) 25th January 4-5pm Link
Computer Processors (CSA) 1st February 4-5pm Link
Introduction to algorithms, programming & data in GCSE computer science (CSA) 4th February 4-5pm Link
Python Programming: working with data (CSA) 24th February 4-5pm Link
Python Programming: working with data (CSA) 10th March 4-5pm Link
Python Programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration (CSA) 16th March 4-5pm Link
Python Programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration (CSA) 24th March 4-5pm Link

Key Stage 3 computing for the non-specialist teacher

The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

Sessions: 6th, 8th, 11th and 12th January 4-5pm  Repeated: 14th, 19th, 20th & 21st January 4-5pm

Python programming: working with data

During the course you will learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs. You will create and edit files that can store data for later use, as you begin to develop simple software applications.

Sessions: 11th, 13th, 18th January 4-5pm Repeated: 24th, 25th February & 1st March 4-5pm Repeated: 10th, 11th & 15th March 4-5pm

Introduction to algorithms, programming & data in GCSE computer science 

Find out how algorithms are designed and how programs are written to provide clear instructions to machines. Learn about the binary system used by computers to store and process data, and how to convert to and from the familiar denary system of numbers zero to nine.

Sessions: 25th, 27th & 28th January 4-5pm Repeated: 4th, 9th & 11th February 4-5pm

Introduction to computer systems networking & security in GCSE computer science

Take your first steps towards teaching GCSE computer science and establish a foundational knowledge of concepts, terminology and classroom practice. Find out how the components of computer systems interlink and how these can then be connected together to form a network.

Sessions: 20th, 25th & 27th January 4-5pm

Computer Processors 

Explore the core of a modern computer - the processor. Learn how the instructions that humans write in computer programs are translated into machine code that the computer can process. Compare the differences between high-level and low-level programming languages, and how these can used in the classroom.

Sessions: 1st, 4th & 8th February 4-5pm

Python Programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration

Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you will begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

Sessions: 16th, 18th & 22nd March 4-5pm Repeated: 24th, 25th & 30th March 4-5pm