May 9, 2017

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CoSpace Rescue 2017 team comes 3rd in National Finals

CoSpace Rescue 2017 team comes 3rd in National Finals

Posted in : News on by : laurajames

Four boys from our Lower Sixth A Level Computer Science group travelled to the BT Headquarters in Ipswich in April to take part in the National Finals of the CoSpace Rescue League. The CoSpace Rescue Competition is the sub-league of RoboCupJunior ..

Mar 17, 2017

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Crypto Challenge at the University of Bath

Crypto Challenge at the University of Bath

Posted in : News on by : laurajames

On Thursday, 16th March the Computing department took a team of Year 9 and Year 10 computer science students to the University of Bath to take part in Crypto Challenge (part of the Bath Taps into Science festival). The teams ..

Jul 6, 2016

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Beechen Cliff team compete in CoSpace Rescue Finals in Leipzig

Beechen Cliff team compete in CoSpace Rescue Finals in Leipzig

Posted in : AS / A Level Computer Science on by : laurajames

A team of four sixth formers travelled to Leipzig this month to compete in the world finale of the CoSpace Rescue competition. They had won the UK competition in Ipswich earlier this year, which earned them a place in the ..

Jul 4, 2016

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Science Club & Programming Club trip to Bloodhound SSC HQ

Science Club & Programming Club trip to Bloodhound SSC HQ

Posted in : Micro:bit, year 7 on by : laurajames

As a joint venture between the Science Club and the Programming Club we took a group of 15 Year 7 boys to visit the Bloodhound SSC headquarters in Avonmouth on June 21st. There the boys had the opportunity to take ..

May 9, 2016

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The micro:bit has arrived in Year 7

The micro:bit has arrived in Year 7

Posted in : News, year 7 on by : laurajames
  • The pupil’s in Year 7 have been very excited to finally get their hands on the new BBC micro:bits. These small programmable computers allow student’s to learn programming & systems in fun and useful ways.

    Mar 10, 2016

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    Animation 16 competition

    Animation 16 competition

    Posted in : News, year 8 on by : laurajames

    The pupils in Year 7 and 8 have been hard at work creating animations for the national Animation 16 competition (sponsored by Manchester University) For several lessons we have explored generating a suitable idea, storyboarding that idea, then designing the ..

    Jan 10, 2016

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    Writing Tic Tac Toe in Javascript

    Writing Tic Tac Toe in Javascript

    Posted in : AS / A Level Computer Science on by : laurajames

    The A Level Computing Students were recently tasked with using Javascript to create a simple Noughts & Crosses game (or Tic-Tac-Toe) using the online editor http://jsfiddle.net. This was the teacher’s attempt at getting a two player game working. One very ..

    Dec 10, 2015

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    Writing in Pseudocode

    Writing in Pseudocode

    Posted in : AS / A Level Computer Science, GCSE Computing, News on by : laurajames
  • Pseudocode is a detailed yet readable description of what a computer program or algorithm must do, expressed in a formally-styled natural language rather than in a programming language. When studying GCSE and A Level Computing you need to be familiar ..

    Sep 14, 2015

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    Travelling using Computational Thinking

    Travelling using Computational Thinking

    Posted in : AS / A Level Computer Science, News on by : laurajames

    Google’s Computational Thinking for Educators Course has some useful tools, like this one that uses Google Maps to test out the Travelling Salesman problem

    Sep 8, 2015

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    Useful links for OCR A-level Computer Science

    Useful links for OCR A-level Computer Science

    Posted in : AS / A Level Computer Science, News on by : laurajames

    Beechen Cliff are proud to be running the new AS and A level Computer Science course from OCR. This page contains a set of useful links and download for those students who want to know a little more about the course and what it covers