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Revision notes, activities, lesson plans, teaching ideas, and other resources for GCSE, A-Level, and IB Computer Science teachers and students.

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Emergency Management System Explainer Video

This short video gives an overview of some EMIS features. It includes many ...

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

For some functionality, an EMIS may also be connected to a GIS (Geographic ...

Programming languages - from Scratch to machine code

The CS Field Guide has a very comprehensive guide to different types of pro...

Assembly language simulators

There are several assembly language simulators available for use online. Si...

Little Man Computer (LMC)

The Little Man Computer (LMC) is a software simulator of a simple computer ...

Lesson - Data representation - sound

This download contains all lesson resources necessary to teach students how...

Predictive placement

Predictive placement is a feature of some CAD systems that enables more e...

AI to help emergency dispatch phone operators

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) may trial an AI system to help tra...

Mobile Data Terminals (MDT)

MDT technology is referenced in the case study booklet, with such systems b...

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2.3 Databases

In this topic students are expected to have an understanding of database basics, including single table databases, primary keys, and queries. For the 2016 syllabus CIE have also added the requirement that students should be able to specify appropriate data types for fields. Click here for recommended Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science textbooks.

Database tutorials

Database tutorials - GCFLearnFree YouTube channel

GCFLearnFree's YouTube channel has videos on a wide range of subjects, including Microsoft Access. The videos start with the absolute basics, introducing the background concepts and simple single table databases (very useful for the IGCSE Computer Science course). They then move on to more complex topics such as designing different types of queries, creating forms, and formatting reports. Video are generally less than 5 minutes, which means they get straight down into the details and make it easy to skip to the right part. The video focus on Access 2013 but students should be able to adapt the techniques to other versions too.


Updated: 2015-04-11