Creative Computing for Key Stage 3 (London)

Fri Jan 11 2019 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Davidson Building, London, United Kingdom

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Davidson Building, London, United Kingdom

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Computing At School in collaboration with Microsoft UK:


This two-day funded* course will enable new and aspiring Heads of Computing in secondary schools to develop the skills and techniques to build a creative and innovative curriculum accessible for all and to lead a thriving subject in their school.

* Teachers in Category 5 and Category 6 opportunity areas qualify for FREE places, including cover.  To apply for one of these places please use the registration form here not this booking form!

The two-day course will cover:


curriculum planning,

staff development,

teaching resources and

effective pedagogy


with a particular focus on:


creative and innovative lessons for key stage 3

techniques to inspire young people with computing and

developing self-efficacy of girls.


Course Content

There are two full days of face-to-face sessions, interspersed with focused tasks carried out in your own school. Each session will combine theory with practical activity.

The programme in each of the centres will be broadly similar and will include:


Day 1 - “Lighting the spark”


Setting the Context, the Concepts and the Curriculum

Building an innovative curriculum

Resources to inspire creativity at KS3


Day 2 - “Fanning the flames”


Building the department in a thriving community

Physical computing for all

Assessment of Computing


We will also be arranging a series of FREE webinars for delegates during the Spring term 2019.

NB: An essential feature of this course will be a personalised development project. This will be a small-scale assignment which enables delegates to apply learning from the programme to their own situations in their school. Delegates will be asked to share their learning and the difference they have made through it on Day 2.

Who is this course for?


New and Aspiring Heads of Computing at KS3

CAS Local Hub Leaders


Benefits of attending

By the end of the course you will have:


an increased understanding of the most current national and international thinking on effective computing pedagogy and subject leadership;

been provided with practical and inspirational strategies to improve standards of teaching and learning in your department;

developed your understanding coupled with practical strategies, guidance and techniques on how to lead your subject department;

been made aware of, and been given practical experience of, some of the latest classroom resources for teaching Computing at Key Stage 3.


Dates & Cost

Day 1:  January 11th 2019

Day 2: TBC (mid-late Summer term 2019)

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Microsoft UK we are able to offer free (funded) places to teachers of computing in category 5/6 areas and opportunity areas as identified by the DfE,  To apply for a funded place please DO NOT complete this booking form but use the registration form here.

NB.  This course will be held in a number of locations in England,  use this link to find alternative venues.

For teachers applying from outside these areas the cost will be £212.59 for both days of the course. 


How to apply

To apply for a funded place please complete the registration form here.
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