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5-day Python Programming Boot Camp Monday Jul 22, 2019 9:00AM until Friday Jul 26, 2019 5:00PM
Organised by Master Teacher: Darren TraviDarren Travi Hosted by: Wetherby Senior School
Darren Travi
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

5-day Python Programming Boot Camp

July 22, 2019 at 9:00AM

Wetherby Senior School

This course has been designed to not only teach the fundamentals of programming but also to focus on how these can be delivered in the classroom. There will be two workshops: one aimed at beginners, and the other at intermediate and more-advanced programmers.

The cost for the week's course is £500, or £130 per day.

Delegates need to state which workshop they are planning to attend.

For each of the workshops, we request that delegates bring their own laptop computer upon which is installed Python Programming Software 3.4 or later, PyQt 4 or later, and the SQL lite database browser software.

Day 1 - Introduction to Python programming at Key Stage 3
Input / output and assignment
Selection and nested selection
Teacher skills audit, and strategies to leverage existing ICT knowledge
Iteration and looping constructs – While / And / For loops
Graphics with Turtle (Python’s version of Logo)

Day 2 - GCSE Overview; understanding programming
Creating user interfaces; validation; formatted output
Arrays; dictionaries; data manipulation; files
Advanced variable assignment; data types; selection

Day 3 - Advanced skills: identifying the key characteristics of pupil success at GCSE
String manipulation vs list operations
Use of functions and passing parameters
Advanced Python: csv / flatfile / relational data storage and persistence

Day 4 - Moving into A Level
Use of modular top-down programming
Use of classes / object oriented programming
Creating relational databases and queries with SQL
Visual SQL tools for ERD design

Day 5 - Advanced Python skills for A Level
Developing the GUI frameworks: Tkinter / drag-and-drop PyQT
Navigation of multiple forms; interfaces with built-in validation
Advanced OOP using Class definition; inheritance; polymorphism
Tips and hints on coursework administration, the write-up and ensuring that deadlines are met


Darren Travi & Ilia Avroutine

Both Darren and Ilia are extensively involved in providing resources, training, assessment and examinations.

Darren Travi is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher leading the South Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He has taught A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010.

Ilia Avroutine is the Head of Computer Science at the Wetherby Senior School in London and has taught A-Level Computer Science for over ten years, having previously taught Computing in Canada. He has wide experience of teaching Computing and has co-authored a number of popular resources and textbooks.

All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.


Darren Travi,

Wetherby Senior School

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