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 : Micro:bit, News, year 7 on by : laurajames
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  • 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, News 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

    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

    Jul 16, 2015

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    The micro:bit is coming

    The micro:bit is coming

    Posted in : News, year 7 on by : Laura

    The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK. A collaboration between ..