- You will be expected to complete the Code Academy Python Programming course over the summer break.
- You will also be expected to complete 2-3 sections of the pupil passport.
Have you missed the Taster Session?
After the IGCSE exams candidates at Aldenham are asked to return to school to receive taster sessions in their new A-level subjects. Most candidate make the session but some may miss it due to work-experience or the fact that they are an external entrant.
The taster session starts with an introduction to the course followed by a lecture on the topic of Finite State Machines. The presentation that is delivered to students is found below:
If you miss the session then we advise you to print out the presentation for your notes and also watch the screencasts below which give a little further explanation:
During the session candidates will be asked to solve some problems using a programming environment called Kara. Kara is an educational programming environment where you can control the movement of a ladybird called kara using finite state machines.
If you miss the session then we advise you to:
- download the program from here
- choose multi-kara
- read through the manual by clicking on the question mark (?)
- click the ‘exercises’ button and select a simple exercise to complete