Mind Mapping the GCSE course

I’m preparing some materials to refresh the walls of my classroom, during half term. I’ve grabbed some free posters from CAS etc. but I could not find what I really wanted, a Mind Map of the course. So I made one.



Above is a screengrab. I made this with the free open-source FreeMind tool. It’s a bit of a minefield of a tool, but I tried it because it is free and creates only XML so my data will never get locked in. As the makers of FreeMind say “If you have a lot of maps created by FreeMind and you want to switch to another program, writing a conversion program should be easy, especially if that program features Visual Basic scripting facility.” – Er, yes, no problem for this CS teacher. Ahem.

So if you like this, here is a link to a zip file on my Google Drive of various formats to use with FreeMind. I particularly like the clickable HTML, but I have not yet worked out how best to exploit it. Ideas welcome!


By mraharrisoncs

Freelance consultant, teacher and author, professional development lead for the NCCE, CAS Master Teacher, Computer Science lecturer.

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