Address: Millennium Point,
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Python Intermediate (a GCSE essential) Thursday Mar 2, 2017 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Organised by: Duncan MaidensDuncan Maidens Hosted by: CAS West Midlands CRC (Birmingham City University)
CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)
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Python Intermediate

Thursday Mar 2, 2017 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Hosted by CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)

This course is directed at teachers who have gained an understanding of the basics of Python code and are interested in teaching python at KS3 and KS4. The aims of this course are to refresh your basic bnowledge then build on the knowledge looking at mutability and immutability, methods and then designing your code.

  1. Recap- revision, built in types and function
  2. Variables and objects
  3. Mutable and immutable types
  4. More on functions and recursion
  5. File I/O for persistent storage
  6. Algorithmic approaches for designing code
  7. Making code maintainable and easy to read
CAS West Midlands (Birmingham City University)

As a CAS Regional Centre (CRC), Birmingham City University fully supports the promotion and teaching of Computer Science (CS) in Schools. We recognise the need for these skills, not only in our future undergraduates, but across all disciplines and at all levels. Today’s children will be working in a world of technology that will be invented by tomorrow's Computer Scientists. We have a team of educational professionals with a wealth of experience in delivering support to Schools and Colleges for Computing and Computer Science. This experience has given us a great deal of insight and knowledge in how to provide education, support teachers and promote academic programs. Teachers need sound subject knowledge, good practical skills in delivering and managing hands on activities, a set of resources that they can pick up and use, and last but certainly not least, a support network they can rely on to offer help and advice as needed. Birmingham City University has engaged in: training CS Master Teachers (MT); run a CAS hub; won a DfE funded project to develop and deliver CS resources; delivered CPD sessions; run school enrichment activities and; hosted STEM and CS events at the University.


Birmingham City University - Millenium Point

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