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Hands-on A-Level Computing: Programming for A-Level - Developing key programming skills using Python (2 days) Saturday Jun 8, 2019 9:00AM until Sunday Jun 9, 2019 5:00PM
Organised by Master Teacher: Darren TraviDarren Travi Hosted by: Royal Grammar School
Darren Travi
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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Hands-on A-Level Computing: Programming for A-Level - Developing key programming skills using Python (2 days)

June 8, 2019 at 9:00AM

Royal Grammar School, Higjh Wycombe

The course will highlight the key skills for delivering the A Level, plus the progression of techniques from GCSE Computer Science. It aims to give teachers the confidence to program solutions for past A-Level questions, and to provide an awareness of the skills required for the successful completion of an A-Level programming project.

If booking for one day the charge is £150.00


Session 1 – Recap of GCSE coding skills
How to set out effective pseudocode
Use of string slicing and Boolean operators for validation
Functions / sub-routines and parameter passing.

Session 2 – Moving into A Level
Nested lists, list slicing, sorting, passing to functions.

Session 3 – Flat-file database structures
Reading and writing CSV files, records and fields, interacting with spreadsheets and using SQL.

Session 4 – How to write to relational databases
SQL with SqLite, queries (selection, update, insert and delete), primary and foreign keys, and setting up relationships.


Session 2 – Object-orientated programming
Class definition, object instantiation, inheritance, polymorphism.

Session 2 – Developing your user interface
Introduction to GUI: how to add forms, screens, buttons, radio and check buttons, text boxes, labels, combo boxes and list boxes.

Session 3 – Approaches to the coursework and questions common with exam boards.


Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Darren Travi has taught A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s, and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010.

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

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