Programming in Python (6 weeks)

This Computer Science Scheme of Work is a 6 week project for KS3 students (who have 1 lesson a week). It focuses on basic to intermediate programming skills using Python, so is ideally suited for Year 8 students. The skills this Scheme of Work covers include:

  • Interactive and Script mode (and the differences)
  • Syntax Errors
  • Using the print function
  • Understanding variables
  • Using the input function (with variables)
  • Understanding Data Types
  • Understanding Mathematical Operators
  • Using the int function alongside input
  • Understanding and using Selection statements (if, elif and else)
  • Using comparison operators
  • Learning about Python modules

Each lesson begins with objectives and outcomes being introduced to the students.

Worksheets are included, along with two homeworks which are linked to the SOW.

There is room for two assessments during the SOW. However these assessments are NOT included (only blank slides are left), due to different schools assessing student work in varying ways. However if you want the assessments linked to this SOW I am more than happy to provide them for free if required, when this SOW is purchased.

The main SOW is generated using Microsoft PowerPoint, and the information appears using basic animations, so students can experience the information one part at a time.

Detailed step-by-step instructions are included for the students (and teacher) which detail exactly how to use Python. This SOW can be used by students (and teachers) who have little or no experience of Python. There are Stretch and Challenge opportunities provided throughout the SOW to engage the more capable student.

In addition, the Python programs that are used in the step-by-step guides are included, reducing teacher time as the resources don’t need to be created.

The linked worksheets are provided in Microsoft Publisher.

All resources are FULLY editable, so they can be adapted to suit the needs of your students.

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Created: Jul 20, 2019

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