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Python in school: Not Just for Computer Science Lessons?


A normal Science teacher and his journey into Python and the impact it has had on his STEM teaching

Six years ago I was happily teaching Science and a little bit of IT at school. I had done some basic programming a long time ago but this was mostly from magazines as a kid. Jump forward six years and I am now leading on Computer Science at Key Stage 3 and engaging learners in Chemistry and Physics with physical computing, digital making and programming.

This has been an exciting journey and has transformed the way I teach Science and developed the skills to teach Key Stage 3 Computer Science. At the heart of this has been Python and I would love to share that journey with you and how I brought Python into school in more than just Computer Science lessons.


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