GCSE – Lesson 1 – Programming paradigms

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

In this first lesson students will be reminded of the importance of programming conventions and their benefits to both readers and writers of programs. The activities will encourage students to think about the way they write programs. Students will explore the idea of programming paradigms, looking to procedural programming as an example of one they already use. In the last activity you will introduce the topic of this unit, object-oriented programming.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the role of conventions in programming
  • Recall that there are different paradigms for programming
  • Define object-oriented programming
  • Identify a class and object as a part of a program

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