Introduction to Coding Online
Computer coding is all about problem solving. By doing this course you are preparing for an exciting career, developing your ability to puzzle things out (which is really satisfying and fun) but you are also improving your ability to solve problems, which is a huge life-skill.
There are lots of different computer languages but it is actually quite easy to learn to programme. Mostly, different languages just have different phraseology, layout, syntax, but the principles; of Sequencing ideas, Selecting items and Iterating code underly all languages.
This course is for you if you want to build on your present knowledge of block coding (using programmes such as Scratch) and expand into writing useable computing programmes. I want to give you an overview of the subject, and let you experiment with lots of different programming paradigms; 3rd Generation programming languages (such as BASIC and Python), Rapid Application Development, Object orientated, HTML, Structured Query Language, ... It is particularly suitable for students preparing for English exams such as GCSE Computing.
The programme is run by Richard Smaridge, our School Manager. Richard has a wealth of experience of teaching ICT and Computing. He has been a secondary teacher for 20 years, 15 years of which he was Head of Department for ICT and then Computing. He was leader of the most successful ICT department in Devon for 6 years in a row and Specialist Leader of Education from 2013 onwards. And he loves teaching computing!
By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
Problem-solve using the 3 basic constructs of computing- sequence, selection and iteration
Transfer these skills to a range of different applications, such as video games, websites
For native English speakers, have an overview of the 5 key GCSE fields for GCSE Computing
As an English learner, combine learning computing with practising your English and and interacting with native English speakers
Contact us for dates and times if these don't suit you!
Course start dates: 22.02.2021; 22.03.2021; 19.04.2021; 17.05.2021; 14.06.2021; 05.07.2021; 12.07.2021; 19.07.2021; 26.07.2021; 02.08.2021; 09.08.2021; 16.08.2021; 23.08.2021; 20.09.2021; 18.10.2021; 22.11.2021; 13.12.2021
Course length: 1 week
Course levels: some block coding knowledge; minimum B1 English for second language user
Minimum age: 14 years- 17 years
Class size: 1 - 4
Lesson length: 3 hours per day Monday to Friday, with 2 x 15 minute breaks
Lesson start times: 2 different time zones:
1. Monday - Friday 09.00 UK time/ 17.00 CST,16.00 THA, 18.00 Japan
2. Monday - Friday 17.00 UK time/ 18.00 CET
No of lessons: 15 x 60 minutes per week
£350 per course
You must have your own laptop and internet access
Extra English lessons available - ask for prices