This lesson teaches pupils about data types (casting) and manipulating text in Python. It is suitable for KS3 computing and GCSE 9-1 computer science pupils.


It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, a video to teach key skills and lots ofpractical programming practice. It also includes a comprehensive teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.


Please note: This lesson does assume the pupils are familiar with using basic if and else statements in Python as well as using a for loop.


Duration: 1 lesson


This lesson teaches pupils about:

  • Casting
  • Integer (int)
  • Floating-point numbers (float)
  • Strings
  • Concatenation
  • Length
  • Isolating part of a string
  • Changing case (lower, upper and title)

05 Strings and Numbers

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