Programming in Python 1 – COMING SOON

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The GCSE Computer Science AQA  course equips students with the essential knowledge and practical skills needed in computer science. Through eight comprehensive units, students delve into the integral components of this field, fostering a deep understanding of concepts, techniques, and their applications.

The units covered  are:

  1. Fundamentals of algorithms
  2. Programming
  3. Fundamentals of data representation
  4. Computer systems
  5. Fundamentals of computer networks
  6. Cyber security
  7. Relational databases and structured query language (SQL)
  8. Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy


Programming in Python 1

This unit is ‘Fundamentals of Algorithms’ from the AQA 8525 specification.

Dive into the dynamic world of Python programming with our comprehensive 8-lesson unit! Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to refresh your foundational skills, this unit offers a step-by-step guide to the essential building blocks of Python.

  • Lesson 1: Input, Output, Variables, and Data Types Start your Python journey by mastering the basics. Learn how to communicate with users through input and output, manage data with variables, and explore the variety of data types Python offers.
  • Lesson 2: Selection Make your programs smarter with decision-making! Understand the power of ‘if’, ‘if-else’, and ‘elif’ statements, guiding your program to execute specific actions based on varying conditions.
  • Lesson 3: Iteration Automate repetitive tasks using the power of loops. Dive deep into ‘while’ and ‘for’ loops, allowing your programs to perform actions based on set conditions multiple times.
  • Lesson 4: Strings and String Operations Unravel the intricacies of text data in Python. Discover how to manipulate, analyse, and harness strings to perform many tasks.
  • Lesson 5: Subroutines Streamline and structure your code with the magic of subroutines. Learn how to create reusable chunks of code invoked whenever needed.
  • Lesson 6: Lists Delve into Python’s versatile lists. Learn how to store, retrieve, and manipulate multiple pieces of data efficiently.
  • Lesson 7: Assessment Test your newfound knowledge and skills. This comprehensive assessment will challenge your understanding, ensuring you can tackle real-world problems.
  • Lesson 8: Programming Project Put theory into practice! Use the techniques and concepts you’ve learned throughout this unit to create your own Python program. Unleash your creativity and show off your problem-solving prowess.

Embark on this enlightening journey and discover the potential of Python programming. By the end of this unit, you’ll be equipped with a robust set of skills, ready to take on the Programming in Python 2 unit!


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What Will You Learn?

  • Input, Output, Variables, and Data Types 
  • Selection 
  • Iteration 
  • Strings and String Operations 
  • Subroutines 
  • Lists 
  • Assessment 
  • Programming Project 

Course Content

L2: Selection

L3: Iteration

L4: Strings and String Operations

L5: Subroutines

L6: Lists

L7: Assessment

L8: Programming Project

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