Hands-on A-Level Computing: Programming for A-Level - Developing key programming skills using Python (2 days)
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
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 1 – Object-oriented 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.
All materials and resources used on this course will be made available to all delegates after the course.
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