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Two-Day Python Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

Darren Travi

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM (GMT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Ended £270.00 £15.92
Day 1 Intro to GCSE Ended £150.00 £9.11
Day 2 Advanced GCSE Ended £150.00 £9.11

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On behalf of Computing At School and the Network of Excellence

Two-Day Python Programming Course for GCSE Computer Science

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th November 

Saint John Bosco 

Python techniques for teachers of all abilities, we will cover general programming and project management skills to prepare you and your pupils for any board's NEA, such as: best coding practices; admin; identification and prevention of malpractice; presentation of evidence; authenticating work; marking sample tasks.

Sample NEA analysis and skills audit
Variable assignment, data types, selection, and iteration
Creating user interfaces; validation; formatted output
Use of functions with global and local variables
Overview of JCQ guidance, logistics and avoiding malpractice

Files and data, lists, searching and sorting
Bringing it all together – the modular approach

Delegates will each work at a computer and receive collective and individual tuition throughout the day. This is a practical training course that will help you teach GCSE computing, with lots of resources to take away.

We discuss sample NEA solutions only and NOT the live tasks. We believe that sharing solutions to live tasks is unacceptable and contravenes JCQ guidelines. We aim to explain the techniques and the process that will apply to all of boards’ NEAs. We will help you avoid malpractice issues by informing you of procedures and best practices.


Darren Travi
Head of Computing at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and a CAS Master Teacher, Darren leads the South Buckinghamshire CAS Hub. He has taught A-Level Computer Science since the 1990's, 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.


Darren Travi,

Saint John Bosco Acadmey

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Saint John Bosco Academy
Storrington Avenue
L11 9DQ
United Kingdom

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 4, 2018 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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