Programming in Python 3

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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 3

This unit is ‘Programming in Python 3’ from the AQA 8525 specification.

Step into mastery with “Programming in Python 3”, our Python programming series’s conclusive and advanced unit. As you navigate through this unit, you will refine your coding understanding, ensuring that your programming isn’t just functional, robust, efficient, and professional-grade.

  • Lesson 1: Structured Programming Transcend basic coding practices by diving deep into structured programming. Understand the significance of organised, modular, and coherent code, enabling efficient debugging and collaborative capabilities.
  • Lesson 2: Robust Programming Strengthen your coding foundation by ensuring your programs withstand unexpected inputs and situations. Learn the principles of creating resilient and fault-tolerant programs that deliver consistent performance.
  • Lesson 3: Worked Example-Coded Solution Transition from theory to practical application by dissecting a comprehensive coded solution. This hands-on lesson will provide invaluable insights into the intricacies of coding, debugging, and refining an actual program.
  • Lesson 4: Worked Example – Testing Dive deep into the critical program development phase: testing. Explore a real-world example to understand the nuances of thorough testing, ensuring your applications run flawlessly in any scenario.
  • Lesson 5: Evaluation Reflect and consolidate your advanced programming knowledge. Engage in critical analysis of coding solutions, learning to assess strengths, weaknesses, and areas for further refinement.

“Programming in Python 3” is more than just another unit; it’s the culmination of your journey into becoming a Python maestro. By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with the nuanced skills, knowledge, and confidence to tackle even the most complex programming challenges with finesse and expertise. Dive in and emerge as a Python programming virtuoso!

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What Will You Learn?

  • Structured Programming
  • Robust Programming
  • Worked Example-Coded Solution 
  • Worked Example - Testing 
  • Evaluation 

Course Content

L1: Structured Programming

  • L1: Structured Programming

L2: Robust Programming

L3: Worked Example – Coded Solution

L4: Worked Example – Testing

L5: Evaluation

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