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

  • Thank you so much for the book. It’s fantastic and looks very modern. Love the graphics and how it’s set out.

    Rachael Newton-Scott Head of Design & Technology
    Longbenton High School

  • The judges liked the clear visual images that are fundamentally part of the learning. Complex, dry and difficult concepts are analysed in copy that can be easily memorised and is also highly enjoyable.

    The Judges The Education Resources Awards
    2021 Educational Book award Winner

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