[python-uk] Python in education

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Fri Apr 17 14:15:26 CEST 2015

Does anyone know what textbooks are being used for the new computing
GCSE, which apparently uses Python?

This must be the best opportunity ever for a few good Python authors
and for O'Reilly - or another publisher who beats them to it ;-)

- Andy

On 17 April 2015 at 12:56, SW <walker_s at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> It has certainly started off well, but now I need to get back to doing the
> stuff that gets me paid for the afternoon so I'll have to read more later.
> Perhaps the people at O'Reilly have decided that they'll be out of business
> in 10 years? If not, their higher ups should really understand that trying
> to promote better technical education in schools will increase the
> attractiveness of their offerings over time.
> There I go bringing this 'logic' thing in again. I'll stop!
> S
>> Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:09:02 +0100
>> From: "Nicholas H.Tollervey" <ntoll at ntoll.org>
>> To: python-uk at python.org
>> Subject: [python-uk] Python in Education - now available
>> Message-ID: <552FD08E.70700 at ntoll.org>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
>> Hi Folks,
>> Apologies for the shameless plug, but I just realised I've not mentioned
>> this to anyone in the UK!
>> My FREE short report for O'Reilly on Python in Education is available
>> here:
>> http://www.oreilly.com/programming/free/python-in-education.csp
>> If lots of people download it then O'Reilly might finally get the
>> message that tech-education is an important sub-category (my editor is
>> trying to push this but seems to hit blank faces from higher-ups,
>> apparently number of unique downloads matters). ;-)
>> Many many thanks to UK based Pythonistas: Carrie Anne Philbin, Naomi
>> Ceder and Tim Golden for their proof reading of an early version.
>> All feedback most welcome!
>> Best wishes,
>> Nicholas.
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