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AQA GCSE Computer ScienceGCSE Computer Science Teacher & Student Workbook Bundle for AQA 8520
James Franklin


GCSE Computer Science AQA - Contents

75 Readings, Worksheets and Answer sheets

AQA GCSE Computer Science Worksheets

Keep track of student progress

progress sheets



GCSE Computer Science Workbooks (Student & Teacher) – 2nd Edition – New Edition

for AQA 8520 – ISBN  9781911518075

Readings, questions and answers for all theory topics

Just £139+VAT £104.25+VAT (site licence)


three sheetsWhether new to Computer Science or an experienced teacher, we could all do with saving time by not having to prepare resources. This GCSE Computer Science Workbook is built with teachers in mind. It saves you time by providing you with a bank of resources to improve lessons and increase student achievement. Setting homework, activities or meaningful cover becomes easy.

  • Ideal for homework
  • Makes setting cover easy
  • Concise readings cover all topics
  • Perfect for revision
  • Lots for students to do – a staggering 1500 marks available in 75 worksheets
  • Full coverage of both new AQA GCSE theory examinations
  • This new edition consists of one workbook for students and another for teachers which contains the answers. This makes it easy to share with students even if you don’t want them to see the answers.


The PDFs contain:

  • 75 Readings
  • 75 Corresponding question sheets
  • 75 Corresponding answer sheets (Teacher edition)
  • Each question and answer sheet has 10 marks for easier questions and 10 marks for harder questions – suitable for differentiation
  • Every sheet is out of 20 marks making it easy to calculate percentages for student feedback and school requests for data
  • 8 bonus crosswords covering key programming terminology
  • All pages are black and white for copying on any printer or photocopier
  • Answer sheets for teachers contain workings for calculations and explanations of harder questions – ensuring you’re not caught out
  • All questions easy to mark and suitable for peer marking to allow learners to progress and save you time
  • The full site licence allows you to use the book  however you want within your institution – print, copy or upload to your VLE or learning platform (as long as it is only available to students in your institution – e.g. behind a password).
What’s New?

What’s NEW compared to previous editions?

Improvements based on teacher feedback and use in the classroom:

  • Two books – allows you to share the readings/questions without sharing the answers
  • 26 brand new sheets for the new specification/AQA
  • Pseudo-code fully customised for AQA style
  • Over 25% more content than previous editions
  • Every sheet customised for AQA syllabus or completely rewritten
  • A spreadsheet to record student progress (see the download tab to download now)
  • A sheet at the front of the book for students to record their own progress
  • A space for students to write their name if you use individual photocopies
  • Higher quality images
  • Further improvements and error fixes based on feedback from the first edition

Below are eight samples of the workbook. Each sample contains the full reading, questions and answers. You do not need to buy the workbook to get full use out of the downloads.

To record progress of students through the workbook, download the below spreadsheet for free.

Progress Markbook (xls)

tracking sheet


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
  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

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 Computing A-level and GCSE for over 8 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 Workbook Price: £139+VAT


  • 2 PDF files – available for immediate download – containing:
  • 75 reading, question and answer pages
  • 8 Crosswords and solutions
  • Full site licence
  • No restrictions on copying or printing within your licensed institution

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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

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Alastair BarkerThe Trafalgar School

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