Section Title  Primary information  Description and Notes  Suggested resources 

Lesson Length  The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour 
Some variation possible. Assessment Level 1 

Students  The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students  Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome  
Overall Focus  The lesson will be a further investigation of testing and the processes that are involved  This lesson will introduce some more aspects and examples of testing to make sure students understand bug testing procedures 
Lesson Links: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 
Key words  algorithm, search, sort  These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons  
Assessment  Evidence here will be student's own work and assessor observations  
Key Questions  Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics  Students need to be reminded of their previous work on the basics of algorithms as a refresher.  What is an algorithm? Van you give an example? Why do we use algorithms? Are there any disadvantages? 
Learning Objectives 

Students need to be shown some examples of algorithms, and in particular work with a search algorithm 
If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes. 
Teaching and Learning Elements 

In this lesson students need to be reintroduced to algorithms and then shown specifically how search algorithms work so that they can practice by making and sharing their own. Use some of the student's own work and share with the group and discuss the quality of the algorithms designed and used. Could they be improved? Used in a different problem solving exercise? Question students about how and why they did what they did. Check for understanding. 

Lesson Structure  Possible structure 

Students can look at basic searches through investigating how uses algorithms to find and index information. There is also lots of good examples on the bitesize pages. A good place to start looking at search algorithms, if you don't use ones created previously in last year's lessons, would be to revisit the pages and activities on The search algorithm activity can be downloaded and worked on. A useful way to explain algorithms is The story of the ant and the grasshopper, when told using algorithms, makes a lot of sense and illustrates the power and simplicity of what they do. 
Homework  Get students to write their own favourite fairy tale to use some kind of algorithm  Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding  Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment 