Learning to Program in Python

A zero to hero approach for GCSE and beyond

This hugely popular book is a straightforward guide to the Python programming language and programming techniques. It covers all of the practical programming skills that may be required up to GCSE level and for those at AS Level with limited exposure to Python. It is suitable for both experienced programmers, students or individuals with very little or no programming experience in other languages. 

It teaches basic syntax and programming techniques, and introduces three inbuilt Python modules:

  • Tkinter, used for building a graphical user interface, which is an option that some users may like to include in their project work. 
  • SQLite, which enables the creation and processing of a database from within a Python program. This provides an alternative to writing to a text file when data needs to be stored and retrieved.
  • pdb, Python’s debugging module, which can be used to help find elusive logic errors.

Questions and exercises are included in every chapter. Answers to these as well as over 120 Python programs for all the examples and exercises given in the book are provided to students in a free downloadable pack.

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128 pages 24.6 × 18.9 × 0.8 cm ISBN 9781910523117 Published June 2017

  • Your ClearRevise for AQA GCSE Design Technology is going to be so useful next term. It is concise – a good size for a school bag -  yet covers everything including exam practice. It is well-illustrated and in a format that students can understand and enjoy using, perfect for classroom and self-study. Thank you to the sales team for your prompt service!

    Fabiola Cotton Head of Design & Technology
    Withington Girls School

  • Just received my copy in the post! It looks even better in the flesh - thank you!

    Amanda Moffat Department of Design and Technology
    Alderman Peel High School

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