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Three-Day Programming Course GCSE to A level

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

Three-Day Programming Course GCSE to A level

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Feb 15, 2017 £350.00 £20.19
Day 1 Advanced GCSE Feb 15, 2017 £140.00 £8.43
Day 2 Introduction to A level Feb 15, 2017 £140.00 £8.43
Day 3 Advanced A level Programming Feb 15, 2017 £140.00 £8.43

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On behalf of Computing At School



Three-Day Programming Course Transistion from GCSE to A level Computer Science using Python


hosted by

Darren Travi, darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

Royal Grammar School


Wednesday Feb 15, 2017 9:00AM until Friday Feb 17, 2017 5:00PM

£140 per day attended or £350 for the whole 3 days

Course Outline

Day 1 - Advanced Skills:  Identifying the key characteristics of pupil success at GCSE

·         String manipulation vs list operations

·         Use of functions and passing parameters

·         Advanced Python: data storage and persistence

Day 2 - Moving into A-level

·         Use of modular top-down programming

·         Testing strategies

·         Use of classes / object oriented programming

 

·          Creating relational databases and queries with SQL

·         Visual SQL tools for ERD design

Day 3 - Advanced Python Skills for A level

·          Developing the GUI: discussion of various frameworks such as Tkinter and drag-and-drop PyQT

 

·      Navigation and multiple forms

·         Interfaces with built-in validation

     ·       Advanced OOP using Class definition, object instantiation, inheritance, polymorphism

·         Tips and hints on coursework administration and the write-up and ensuring deadlines are met

 

Course Leaders:
There are 2 teachers on this course both of whom have extensive experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. Ilia and Darren are extensively involved with the OCR Examination Board, through the provision of resources, training, assessment and examinations.

Darren Travi
Darren is Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, and a CAS Master Teacher. He leads the Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He has been teaching A-Level Computer Science since the 1990's and GCSE Computing since the course started in 2010. Darren has been an active and leading member of CAS and has successfully delivered a series of CPD events aimed at supporting teachers at all levels through primary and secondary education. 

Ilia Avroutine
Ilia teaches Computer Science at the Royal Grammar School. He has taught A-Level Computer Science for five years, having previously taught Computing in Canada. He co-leads the CAS Bucks Hub and has run a number of training events around the country. He has a wide experience of teaching Computing and has co-authored the new Key Stage 3 Computing textbook for Hodders. 

Light refreshments available


For further information: Darren Travi (Darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk)

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Course Outline

Day 1 - Introduction to Python Programming at Key Stage 3

·         Input / output and assignment

·         Selection and nested selection          

·         Iteration and looping constructs – while and for loops

Day 2 - GCSE Overview and Understanding Programming

·         Overview of the GCSE concepts, assessment criteria

·          Developing applications in Python

·         Creating user interfaces, validation, formatted output

·          Lists, data manipulation 

·        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: data storage and persistence

 

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Royal Grammar School
Amersham Road
HP13 6QT High Wycombe
United Kingdom

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM (GMT)


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