Introduction to Python for Computing Science teachers

Date: Friday, 28th November, 2014

Start: 9:30 am   End: 3:30 pm

Location: Newton Mearns
See below for venue details and map

Cost: £170
(Per person. Includes tea/coffee and lunch)

Python is fast becoming a firm favourite for teaching and learning Computing Science. The language emphasises clean, elegant, clutter-free, easy to write code and syntax. It is available on Windows, Mac, Linux and even on microelectronic platforms like the Raspberry Pi. It is also completely free.

This one day course will introduce you to the Python language, writing simple Python applications and software choices for writing and editing Python.

This course is aimed at Computing Science teachers supporting pupils at all levels. Python can be used from Secondary 1 all the way up to Advanced Higher and beyond. Many teachers have made the choice of Python as the language they will use for all levels.

The topics and examples covered in this course will be of particular interest to those teaching National 5,Higher and Advanced Higher Computing Science but they are also relevant for teachers who want a better understanding of and skills in Python coding to support pupils at all levels.

Please read before booking

We would like you to book a place on an appropriate course for your knowledge and skill level. Many Yuleblinker courses are part of a topic progression and will assume some prior knowledge.

Please make sure you read the full course descriptor, in particular the What you need to know section. Click the following link to view the full course descriptor:
Introduction to Python for Computing Science teachers

Content summary

Below is an overview of the topics covered in this course

  • IDE choices – software for writing and editing Python code
  • Language basics
  • Syntax and coding style
  • Variables and variable types
  • Program flow and looping structures
  • Running Python applications
  • Arithmetic and logical operators
  • Conditional and Comparisons
  • Functions
  • Modular programming
  • Relating Python language features and techniques to current Computing Science assessments and courses

A more detailed list of course content can be found here: View detailed course content


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Location and Venue details

Parklands Country Club
Crookfur Park
Ayr Road
Newton Mearns
G77 6DT