Hands-on A-Level Computing: Programming for A-Level - Developing key programming skills using Python (2 days)
June 22nd and 23rd 2019 at 9:00AM
The Khalsa Academy, Millfields Road, Wolverhampton WV4 6JP
|Highlighting the key skills for delivering the A Level, and the progression of techniques from GCSE CS to the top end of the A Level.|
£150 for one day's attendance.
This course aims to give teachers the confidence to program solutions to questions set from past A-Level exams, as well as to provide an awareness of the skills required for successful completion of an A-Level programming project.
DAY 1 (starting out)
Recap of GCSE coding skills
How to set out effective pseudocode
Use of string slicing and Boolean operators for validation
Functions / subroutines and parameter passing
Moving into A Level
Nested lists; list slicing; sorting; passing to functions
Flat file database structures
Reading and writing CSV files, records and fields, interacting with spreadsheets and using SQL
How to write to relational databases
SQL with SqLite, queries (selection, update, insert, and delete), primary and foreign keys and setting up relationships
Class definition, object instantiation, inheritance, polymorphism
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)
Approaches to the coursework and questions common with exam boards
Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher, Darren leads the CAS South Buckinghamshire Communityb, and has been teaching A-Level Computer Science since the 1990s and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010.
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