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AQA workbook - 2nd edition - coverGCSE Computer Science Student Workbook for AQA 8520
James Franklin

75 Readings and Question sheets

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AQA workbook - 2nd edition AQAGCSE Computer Science Student Workbook – 2nd Edition – Paperback

for AQA – ISBN 978-1-911518-08-2

Readings and questions for all theory topics

Just £14.99+P&P

Please note: Only the teacher version of this workbook (with school licence, available separately) contains answers.

Overview

This highly popular workbook already has site licences for hundreds of UK schools for teaching AQA Computer Science.

Now for the 4th edition there is the option for this paperback version of the student edition. That means for the first time, parents and students can purchase their own copy of this highly effective workbook.
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For schools that only have a few students, or that want their students to have a professionally bound paperback version, this is the perfect option. Generous school discounts, up to 20% off, are also available.

This workbook covers everything required by the AQA specification for the two exams. It includes a large number of questions on every topic to check understanding as you are learning.

  • Concise readings cover all topics
  • Perfect for revision
  • Lots for students to do – over a staggering 1500 marks available in 77 worksheets
  • Full coverage of both new AQA GCSE examinations

The student edition does not contain answers, however, hundreds of schools have the digital licence which contains all answers.

Overview

The paperback student edition contains:

  • 75 Readings
  • 75 Corresponding question and answer sheets
  • Each question and answer sheet has 10 marks for easier questions and 10 marks for harder questions
  • Every sheet is out of 20 marks making it easy to track progress
  • 8 bonus crosswords covering key programming terminology

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Contents

In total 75 topics are covered. Each topic has one reading, one question sheet to fill in and one answer sheet. Programming theory follows the new style of pseudo-code used by AQA in examinations.

  1. Algorithms
  2. Decomposition
  3. Abstraction
  4. Flow diagrams 1
  5. Flow digarams 2
  6. Trace tables
  7. Linear & Binary Searches
  8. Sorting 1 – Bubble sort
  9. Sorting 2 – Merge sort
  10. Imperative languages
  11. Assignment, Variables, Constants & Sequences
  12. Data Types
  13. Inputs, Outputs & Type Conversion
  14. Arithmetic operations
  15. IF statements, Boolean & Relational Operators
  16. Nested Selection and Iteration
  17. WHILE, REPEAT-UNTIL Loops
  18. FOR loops
  19. Data structures
  20. Arrays
  21. 2D-Arrays
  22. Records
  23. String Manipulation
  24. String Manipulation 2
  25. Random Numbers
  26. File operations
  27. Structured Programming
  28. Procedures
  29. Functions
  30. Validation and verification
  31. Validation and authentication routines
  32. Errors & Testing
  33. High-level & Low-level languages
  34. Coding Instructions
  35. Assemblers, Compilers & Interpreters
  36. Binary
  37. Binary to Decimal Conversion
  38. Decimal to Binary Conversion
  39. Binary Addition
  40. Binary Addition 2
  41. Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversions
  42. Decimal to Hexadecimal Conversions
  43. Hexadecimal and Binary conversions
  44. Binary Shifts
  45. Computing Units
  46. Character sets – ASCII
  47. Character sets – Unicode
  48. Images & Pixels
  49. Image Size
  50. Digitising Sound
  51. Compression and Internet File Formats
  52. Run-Length Encoding
  53. Huffman Coding
  54. Logic Gates
  55. Operating Systems
  56. Utility Software
  57. Computer Systems
  58. Computer Architecture
  59. The CPU
  60. RAM, ROM & Virtual Memory
  61. Storage Technologies & Media
  62. Storage Devices
  63. Advantages of Using Networks
  64. Network Classifications
  65. Network Topologies
  66. Network Hardware
  67. Network Protocols
  68. Network Security
  69. Ethernet & Network Layers
  70. Cyber security 1 – Social engineering
  71. Cyber security 2 – Malicious Code
  72. Cyber security 3 – Other Threats
  73. Cyber security 4 – Detection and prevention
  74. Legislation
  75. Ethics, Culture & the Environment

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Author

james-franklinJames Franklin has a degree in Computing from Imperial College, London, a PGCE in ICT Education from Brighton University and an MA in Computing in Education from King’s College London. He has taught Computer Science A-level and GCSE for 10 years in Chichester High School for Boys, LVS Ascot and Royal Russell School. James is passionate about helping teachers to teach Computer Science. Outside of this, he enjoys photography and travel.

He tweets about Computer Science: @jfranklinedu

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GCSE Computer Science Student Workbook – Paperback – Price: £14.99+P&P

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Details:

  • Total pages: 166
  • 75 reading pages
  • 75 question pages
  • 8 Crosswords

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The OCR GCSE Computer Science worksheets are absolutely fantastic… the quality is exceptional. I know my students are getting first-class revision and assessment resources. 3rd Edition for OCR

Alastair BarkerLead Practitioner - Magna Learning - Multi-Academy Trust

The 2nd Student Edition contains one paperback book.

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£14.99+P&P*

*P&P is a fixed charge of £2.95 within the UK for any number of books ordered. For international orders, please email sales@axsied.com, with the quantity you require, to find the postage rate. Please allow 5-10 working days for delivery.

To obtain school discounts – please order using the order form.
1-9 copies: 10% discount; 10-29 copies: 15% discount; 30+ copies: 20% discount.

I am using the book with 120 students and it is great for quick self/peer assessment tasks  AQA 2nd Edition

Nicola MounseyCurriculum Coordinator Technology; CAS Master Teacher

“The OCR GCSE Computer Science worksheets are absolutely fantastic. They have saved me time, but I do not feel guilty because the quality is exceptional. I know my students are getting first class revision and assessment resources.” OCR 4th Edition

Alastair BarkerThe Trafalgar School

Really good resource, have the book and been using them a couple of years – worth the purchase. 2nd Edition for OCR

Justin HigginsComputing Teacher, Norfolk

I have had a student ask me if she could have another complete set of the reading sheets for revision… My students have been issued an expensive text book,  so this request is a great endorsement of your work! 2nd Edition for OCR

Mark BerryNonsuch High School for Girls

Your text is the only resource I found that actually made students do lots of things to check their understanding. Definitely the best one out there. 2nd Edition for OCR

Mark ThornberDurham Johnston Comprehensive

Superb resource set, really clear presentation. Thank you. 2nd Edition for OCR

Alan Phoenix HollandSubject Leader, Sawston Village College

I have used your book at GCSE and it is a fantastic resource.

I think what the students loved about your GCSE booklet was the way in which it was laid out, in an easy to understand booklet format with plenty of exam questions etc. 2nd Edition for OCR

Tom SparrowWilmington Grammar School for Boys

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