Hints and tips - 4 minute read
Vinay Thawait – Subject Advisor, Computer Science, IT and iMedia
As we adjust to working and learning from our homes due to COVID-19, I have been thinking about how you can keep your students motivated and enthused so they can carry on working with their education remotely.
In this blog, I have linked to some useful resources available for teachers that could be shared with their students to use from home, so they’ll be well prepared when the current situation gets back to normal.
As an exam board, we have communicated with our customers across the country about how we are supporting you in these challenging times, due to the cancellation of GCSE, A Level and vocational qualifications for 2020.
My focus is on the resources available for Cambridge Technicals in IT - Level 3 (2016 suite) that could be used as a remote lesson for teachers and work for students.
We have our own resources such as the delivery guides, teaching activities (limited units), resource lists documents for some units (01, 02 and 03). These are available to download from the subject webpage.
Planning documents for many units mapped with Microsoft Certificate Prodigy Learning e.g. to allow learners to add extra certification.
The Cambridge Technicals Facebook group, managed by teachers, has many resources (not endorsed by OCR) for you to review and use as you feel appropriate.
Keeping up to date can feel daunting – but by taking steps early you can be confident that you will be on top of your planning and preparation for now and September 2020.
We will, of course, be providing more guidance in the future to support the changes.
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Vinay Thawait - Subject Advisor - Computer Science, IT and iMedia
Vinay joined OCR in July 2014 to support the GQ reform and development of the AS and A Level Computer Science qualification. Since then he has been involved in the development of the reformed GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (J276 and J277) and Entry Level Computer Science (R354) qualifications. Prior to joining OCR, Vinay had more than 20 years of education IT & Computer Science teaching and leadership experience across a wide range of schools as well as local authorities subject advisor, Building School for the Future (BSF) Bid Lead for Capita IT and BSF services and the Head of Operation for an AV and Educational software development company. Vinay has a degree, three post-graduate masters and NPQH from the Warwick, Coventry and Nottingham Universities.