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Introduction to Python

Learn to program with confidence

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Strings and variables
    Download free sample below
  • Lesson 2 Numbers and arithmetic
  • Lesson 3 Selection
  • Lesson 4 Writing algorithms
  • Lesson 5 While loops
  • Lesson 6 Searching
  • Lesson 7 Assessment

There are five worksheets to accompany these lessons.

Summary - New: 3rd Edition

This is an introduction to Python, a powerful but easy-to-use high-level programming language. Although Python is an object-oriented language, at this level the object-oriented features of the language are barely in evidence and do not need to be discussed. The focus is on getting pupils to understand the process of developing programs, the importance of writing correct syntax, being able to formulate algorithms for simple programs and debugging their programs. Pupils will look at If statements and While loops whilst covering concepts such as validation and searching. The pupils’ final programs are put into a learning portfolio with evidence of correct running, for assessment purposes.

These resources are written with the aim of enabling the teacher to deliver lessons on Python without necessarily giving the pupils a mountain of indigestible syntax rules, and to enable a teacher unfamiliar with Python to help pupils with problems they encounter when using the worksheets. The worksheets will need minimal introduction, making the lesson largely a process of the pupils finding out things for themselves while interacting with the computer.

What's included in the toolkit?

Toolkit

The currently available units have been written to satisfy the new National Curriculum for Computing, they are designed for teaching at KS3 but individual lessons in some units may also be appropriate for teaching Key Stages 2 or 4, particularly where Year 10 students may not previously have been exposed to certain topics.

  • PowerPoint slides for each lesson
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Statement of which of the Government Guidelines are covered in the unit
  • Worksheets and homework activities
  • End-of-unit Assessment material
  • Other material and links to online resources

What people say...

The Python book has been the most absorbable and easily followed guide to Tkinter I’ve come across. 

Mrs Joan Fuller. Computer Science Teacher, Heart of England School

We’re really pleased with the Python and GameMaker units especially. Thank you for making such great resources.

Joel Arda. Head of ICT and Computer Science, Rivers Academy West London

Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Strings and variables
      Download free sample below
    • Lesson 2 Numbers and arithmetic
    • Lesson 3 Selection
    • Lesson 4 Writing algorithms
    • Lesson 5 While loops
    • Lesson 6 Searching
    • Lesson 7 Assessment

    There are five worksheets to accompany these lessons.

    Download Free Sample 6.7mb

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