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Raspberry Pi Foundation

Programming 102: Think Like a Computer Scientist

Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn


Find out what else you can do with Python

On this course, you’ll explore Python programming at an intermediate level.

You’ll discover how to break down problems into smaller parts, and then design and apply algorithms to data. You’ll also explore list structures and their various uses.

Ultimately, what you learn will build upon your foundational Python skills - preparing you to progress onto more advanced programming.

This course would suit teachers with some Python experience, who are able to write simple programs demonstrating sequencing, selection, iteration and data types.

To take part in this course you’ll need to download Python, or use an online IDE.


  • Function as units of code
    • About this course
    • Preparing to learn
    • Functions with parameters and returns
    • Teaching functions
    • Week review
  • Algorithms, lists & counting
    • Algorithms
    • Lists
    • Algorithms and counting
    • Recap of week 2
  • Sorting
    • Welcome to week 3
    • Bubble Sort
    • Insertion Sort
    • Merge Sort
    • Week 3 recap
  • Searching
    • Welcome to week 4
    • Linear Search
    • Binary Search
    • Embedding your learning by teaching
    • End of the Course

Taught by

James Robinson


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