Edexcel GCSE Computer Science (2013)
Below are some useful resources to help you teach our Edexcel GCSE in Computer Science.
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|Specification reference||Resource (Book Title/Website)||Author||Comments|
|Topic - 1 Problem||Computational Fairy Tales||
Jeremy Kubica (ISBN:
|Topic - 1 Problem Solving||
Algorithmics The Spirit of Computing
David Harel (ISBN:
|Textbook can help to develop deeper learning in order to help deliver content to learners.|
|Topic 2 - Programming||Using Python||Online resources to support using the Python programming language.|
|Topic 3 - Data||MySQL||Open source database.|
|Topic 3 - Data||SQLZoo||Online tutorials and support materials.|
Topic 1 - Problem Solving
Topic 2 - Programming
|Khan Academy||Online resource which explains aspects of algorithms and a practical programming approach.|
|Covers a variety of topics||Computer Science Unplugged||Online downloadable resources.|
|Covers a variety of topics||Computing at Schools||Computing at Schools is supported by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.|
|Covers a variety of topics||Computer Science for Fun||Created and supported by Queen Mary, University of London.|
|Computational Thinking||Computational Thinking||Jeanette Wing||A useful article explaining what computational thinking is and why it’s important.|
|Computational Thinking||Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone||ISTE||A useful article explaining what computational thinking is and why it’s important from an educational perspective.|
An online video from ISTE Videos demonstrating the use of computational thinking as a skill for everyone: