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PC0 Read and Modify Code

Teachers and students are encouraged to use these resources as platforms to create their own resources, as forms of assessment and in particular as reflection pieces for learning portfolios. The resources are designed specifically to be used by students to record artefacts and reflect on their learning, in particular html and pdf resources.

The Python Lessons and Tasks are designed for students to learn how to program in a practical and task driven style, both individually and collaboratively. In addition, where appropriate, students can undertake a Computational Thinking challenge and a block based coding challenge on editable html platforms, assess themselves with eTask Worksheets, and support and challenge themselves with Python video lessons.

Programming Concept 0 Read and Modify Code

Type of Resource Type ID Overview LO
Python logo Read and Modify basic code Lesson 0   pptx Task Driven PYTHON Lesson with embedded lesson plan and LOs

1.1  1.22  2.20 

CT-Challenge-logo An overview of the html file to be used in future CT challenges, and how to edit it zip  Extract, launch the html file, edit the code and store your work.

1.22 - 1.23


Python logo Python Video - Basic Input and Output to the user (stdout) mp4 (59MB) Flip the classroom / support the learning 1.1  1.22  2.20

cat logo Scratch and Python Task - What is your age in 100 years 

zip Measure CT skills. Launch the html file and store your work. 1.1 - 1.7  2.20  2.21
microprocessor-logoMicroprocessor video - Basic Set up of a microprocessor mp4 (vimeo) An introduction to block-based coding of the microbit microprocessor (ALT4) Intro to 3.11 - 3.14
microprocessor-logo Microprocessor video - Basic Digital Output mp4 (vimeo) Control a diode with ON/OFF buttons (ones and zeroes) Intro to 3.11 - 3.14

Beginner's Cheat Sheet  

Crash Course Cheat Sheet



Good programming is based on re-usability and resourcefulness.  

The suggested resources below accompany the LOs and complement the lesson. In some cases it will allow LOs to be covered to a greater extent or new LOs to be addressed.

Further Resources

LO Description of Related Web Resource
1.1  1.3  1.4

An unplugged activity : Looking at a marriage problem.
(A classic 3 line puzzle, with a solution. Can you find a systematic way to solve it?)


CS Field Guide Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (includes video)   CS-field-Guide

1.3 - 1.7 

2.6 - 2.7

Practice reading and modifying Python with Try it Yourself sandboxes

Why Practice Python?                 Practice-Python-logo

View some online resources that introduce Python

1.5 An Ant and Dec Computational Thinking Fairytale on Algorithms
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