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About paullong.net

Contact paullong.net by sending an email to shop at paullong.net (s h o p @ p a u l l o n g . n e t). Due to Paul being a part-time teacher, other contact details are only available upon request by recognised educational establishments. Such requests are dealt with very quickly. 

This site is run by Paul Long who started sharing OCR ICT coursework resources free of charge to teachers across the UK and also internationally in the 1990s. Paul was a Head of ICT at a school in Walsall which was judged to be "Outstanding" by OfSTED with strengths in ICT until recently when he changed career path to focus on supporting other teachers, although he still teaches part-time in a high achieving school.

Paul spent many years as the Principal Moderator and Principal Examiner for the Structured Practical ICT Tasks coursework for OCR's AS Level ICT until he left to concentrate more on family life. During this time, he gained valuable experience and knowledge of how an exam board operates and how complex assessments need to be clarified in order for teachers and students to understand them.  Paul was also a Principal Examiner for the AQA Level 3 Technicals qualification and was an integral part of the core development team for the new AQA GCSE in Computer Science.

Paul was a co-author of two of Hodder Education's best selling text books:

  • OCR ICT for AS by Paul Long et al (out of print)
  • OCR ICT for A2 by Paul Long et al (out of print)
His contributions to both books were considerable, including the whole set of practical chapters to the AS book, and chapters 3, 4 and 6 for the A2 book as well as a vast array of dynamic learning resources on the Hodder Dynamic Learning resources:

Paul was also the main author for Cambridge International Examinations' Coursebook for A Level IT.  Paul now self-publishes textbooks which saves schools hundreds of pounds.  His latest publication is the Ultimate GCSE Computer Science Textbook which is used by schools across the UK.

Paul is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and there are plans in place to develop workshops that can be delivered to schools.   

Paul's main focus is now on providing Computer Science learning resources, including for the NEA, and training to schools across the UK and internationally.  Paul has taught OCR's A Level in ICT, GCSE in ICT, GCSE in Computer Science and A Level in Computer Science amongst many other qualifications and his students achieved consistently outstanding results.

When Paul is not working, you will find him enjoying time with his wife, son and daughter, spending time with friends and family, watching good quality television such as Homeland, or taking part in adrenalin filled activities such as white water rafting, sky diving and theme parks! He owns a caravan so spends a lot of time on holiday and also enjoys skiing holidays and anywhere where the sun shines! Most important to Paul is his faith in Jesus Christ and he is a member of Real Life Church in Sutton Coldfield. Paul is very active in his local community and is currently a Town Councillor.




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