Computer Science - year 11 bridging activities
Bridging Topic 1 - Web Technologies
1) Using notepad ++ (or any text editor) complete the activities in the booklet below:
Be able to create a basic webpage using HTML tags.
Be able to style HTML elements using CSS.
Be able to explain the difference between inline, embedded and external CSS.
2) Use this tutorial to understand good practice when creating a webpage layout with HTML and CSS
(The media queries is beyond A Level but interesting and relevant)
Bridging Topic 2 - High Level Programming using C#
1) For these activities you can use a browser to access the tutorial site. Work through the C# topics seen in the image below. Attempt the activities. Preparing some notes will save you time in the future.
2) Students often use C# for their A Level programming projects. In school we would use Visual Studio as our development environment. There is no need to install this at home. For the learning activities above, you can use the 'Run Example' buttons to run C# in your browser.
Bridging Topic 3 - Low Level Programming using the Little Man Computer simulator
2) Here is a list of useful video clips to help you through this bridging work.
If you are stuck on anything please email Mr Taylor
Bridging activity 4 - Cryptography
Cryptography is a fascinating subject that has been around for thousands of years. It has decided wars and is used extensively in modern times to protect our private communication over networks. Students of A Level Computer Science will learn about public and private key cryptography.
This Khan Academy Course takes you from ancient to modern cryptography. I suggest completing the first four sections. The links are below:
Further tasks that may be of interest