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Three-Day Python Programming Course from Key Stage 3 to GCSE

Darren Travi

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

Three-Day Python Programming Course from Key Stage 3...

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

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence



Three-Day Python Programming Course from Beginners to GCSE


commencing February 15, 2017 at 9:00AM


Royal Grammar School

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


This CPD will equip you with the skills and confidence to teach an interesting and engaging up to the top end of the GCSE Computer Science curriculum leading up to A-level and will give you strategies to prepare your pupils to start their A level coursework. The course will start at the beginning looking at programming involved at Key Stage 3 before moving onto the more demanding aspects of GCSE and into the start of A level.

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

 


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.

SPEAKER

Darren Travi

Leader Bucks CAS Hub, CAS Master Teacher, Head Of Computing, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6QT

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

HOST

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

Royal Grammar School

For further information: darren.travi@computingatschool.org.uk

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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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Darren Travi

CAS Master Teacher: Leader Bucks CAS Hub, CAS Master Teacher, Head Of Computing, Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6QT
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