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Python: Next steps

Advanced programming in Python

 
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Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 The basics
  • Lesson 2 Loops
  • Lesson 3 Lists
    Download free sample below
  • Lesson 4 Procedures
  • Lesson 5 Functions
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

There are 8 worksheets in this unit.

Summary - New: 3rd Edition

This unit assumes that pupils already have some prior experience in Python or a similar language, and the first lesson has a series of tasks designed to revisit the basic skills already covered. Pupils then use For loops and compare their use with While loops, before moving on to arrays (lists), which are introduced as a new data structure and are used in conjunction with For loops. Procedures and functions with parameters are covered to help pupils understand the concept and benefits of modular programming. This unit is designed to take pupils right up to a point where a GCSE in Computing can pick up and should provide ample experience of programming in order to confirm any decision to pursue Computing as a GCSE option.

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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.

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We had been looking around for some KS3 computing resources for some time.  However, we couldn't find any that were suitable and value for money. The PG Online units provided us with exactly what we were looking for to get our new computing curriculum up and running. Each unit is designed to provide a complete solution including; comprehensive lesson plans, editable presentations and an end of unit assessment. Purchasing these units have saved us valuable time and has helped us to create a curriculum which is both easy to follow and engaging. 

Neil Clayton. Teacher of IT and Computing, Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 The basics
    • Lesson 2 Loops
    • Lesson 3 Lists
      Download free sample below
    • Lesson 4 Procedures
    • Lesson 5 Functions
    • Lesson 6 Assessment

    There are 8 worksheets in this unit.

    Download Free Sample 5.2mb

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