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LEARN TO CODE. CODE TO LEARN.

"Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think."
- Steve Jobs, Apple

"Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better"
- Bill Gates, Microsoft



Our Courses

Our after school clubs are packed with fun and interactice activities, challenges, and workshop where students can build websites, mobile applications and games. We will spark their creativity, help them develop tech skills for life and make new friends.

Scratch (8-12 years)
Python (13-18 years)

What will students get?

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  • Learn essential tech skills for a bright future
  • Develop logical and computational skills
  • Increase critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Take home new skills, custom-made games, apps and websites
  • Have fun building new technologies in a collaborative space
  • Gain a good understanding of how websites are built
  • Create with new innovative tools and approaches


Seven reasons to choose Gocode Academy

  1. Qualified instructors with industry knowledge
  2. Exciting activities and innovative computer coding sessions
  3. Students will be building websites, simple applications, creating games and making animations!
  4. Enhance confidence in computational thinking, problem-solving, logic, user experience and so much more!
  5. Leave the club with original projects, good memories, new friends and an informed passion for tech.
  6. Fun and interactive way to learn to code
  7. Encourage creativity through technology

About GoCode Academy

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GoCode Academy was founded with the mission to inspire the next generation of coders by giving them the computational skills and programming knowledge.

GoCode Academy is part of Natwest's Entrepreneurial Spark programme backed by major corporates including DELL, KPMG and Pinsent Masons. We are a team of professional teachers, developers and passionate students. We focus on making sure that every minute of our sessions are fun and engaging. We aim to provide our students the enviornment, skills and the support to build their tech skills. Through our training, we have reached over 2000 students. We have been trusted by parents to prvide their children the knowledge and skills in a safe environment. We working with over 30 schools, colleges and universities taking our coding sessions to the class rooms.

We are excited to empower our young people to become creative thinkers in the digital world, to make the world a beter place. Be part of our journey!

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You can see some of the work from the Easter Coding Camp here:

What our students say

"Even if you have a spark of interest in programming, it’s worth it! At the end of the course, I can use my knowledge to build websites and apps."

David Zilvy, 17 years old, Student, Hazeley Academy"

"I have learnt quite a lot and improved my learning in coding. I used to be ok in programming but now I feel a lot more better confident in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python. I rate GoCode Academy a strong 9.5 out of 10"

Connor Spaughton, 14 years old, Student, Stantonbury Campus"

"It’s great being in an environment with other students of similar age and interest such as programming. If we get stuck, we can help each other and learn from each other. I would definitely recommend it because it's super fun and I'm always learning."

Dawson Taylor, 12 years old, Student, Ousedale School"

"I would definitely recommend GoCode Academy because they have been very supportive. It’s a really good start for people who want to learn coding and are really passionate about it"

Srinivas Subrmanyam, 17 years old, Student, Denbigh School"
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Ages 8 to 12

WHAT IS SCRATCH?

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

The primary objective of our clubs is to introduce the benefits of computation to the next generation. Our next generation’s scientists, engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and artists must all be able to innovate using computation. Therefore, we propose to introduce young students to computational thinking.

We believe this is the ideal age because the students are mature enough to understand key mathematical concepts and have acquired basic computer usage skills, yet are young enough to have few misconceptions about computer science.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
  1. Introduction to Computational Thinking (CT)
  2. Introduction to Scratch
  3. Selection and project types
  4. Variables and user defined blocks
  5. Review and bringing it all together
  6. Review programming project and CT approaches.
  7. Review Programming Project and progression

Price per student: £50 per month (Free Trial Session Available)
Location: London and Milton Keynes
Duration: One hour per week for 12 weeks (homework and online support included)

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Ages 13 to 18

WHAT IS PYTHON?

Python is a highly in-demand and popular programming language. It's great as a first language because it is simple and easy to learn, and it is also a good language to know as it can be used for everything from web development to software development and scientific applications. Python is used by Google, Dropbox, Youtube and Instagram.

Python is used as the main coding language by most schools for the programming element of the GCSE and A Level Computer Science courses. Our curriculum has been designed to make sure key ideas and concepts have been covered to help support students who will be taking either of these courses if they are not already taking them.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

If you're new to Python, or programming, this is the best place to start! In this course, we'll take a look at some of the most common and important aspects of the language, how to use and put them together. Finally, we'll build a few small scripts and games using all of the stuff we've learned! Already know a bit of Python? We find that many students who have already started to learn to program on their own can use this course to fill any gaps in their fundamental knowledge.

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

1.Fundamentals of coding – key concepts and structure of languages and projects.
2.Project design – theory and practice for designing a simple game or application.
3.Coding – participants will learn to code in Python, work on mini-projects, building graphical interfaces, games and problem-solving routines.

Price per student: £50 per month (Free Trial Session Available)
Location: London and Milton Keynes
Duration: One hour per week for 12 weeks (homework and online support included)

Parents

GoCode Academy is on a mission to inspire the next generation of coders. We train students to build games, web sites, and mobile apps. We're tackling the digital skills crisis by creating technology innovators. We're supported by major corporations including RBS, Natwest, and Dell. All our courses are built with students mind, our goal is to get more young people to pursue a career in technology. Our up-to- date curriculum is made up to teach skills and programming languages which are highly in-demand..

Our courses can be part of an after school club or during school holidays, the overall cost of each is the same.

Course After School Club Holiday Camp
Scratch (8-12 years) £50 per month £150 per Camp
Python (13-18 years) £50 per month £150 per Camp

Book a FREE session

Every child will benefit from a free assessment before signing up to our courses. This is a great opportunity to test the waters. Meet our instructors and discuss your child's individual needs. The Instructors will explain what is involved in learning with GoCode Academy and how we can give your child the digital skills for a bright future. Meet some of the students from our academy and hear about all the exciting things they're building. Call us now to book your free session.

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Hear from the parents

"Dawson attended GoCode Academy’s Easter Coding Camp and he loved it. It gave him an opportunity to interact with other young people and learn things he hasn’t been able to learn at school"

Leanne Taylor, Parent
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"Dylan does computing at school, but they can only take it so far. To come to a place like GoCode Academy where it's welcoming, generous and provides a environment for him to develop is brilliant."

Lisa Masters, Parent
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Locations

Milton Keynes


3AAA
1st Floor,
Elder House, 512 – 524,
Elder Gate, Milton Keynes
MK9 1LR

London

Subara Business Centre
4 Weald Lane,
Harrow,
Middlesex,
HA3 5ES

Parent's Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What time does after school coding club run?
    • Scratch (8-12 years) from 4.30 to 5.30 pm -/+ 10mins
    • Python (12-18 years) from 4.0 pm to 5.430 pm -/+ 10mins

  2. What age group is after school coding club suitable for?
    • Our after school club is aimed at students between 8 and 18 years of age

  3. Does the student need to have previous coding experience?
    • Our camp is suitable for total beginners.
    • We're looking for students with a passion to learn.

  4. Do you offer food for the students?
    • Yes. We provide light refreshments.
    • If your child has any dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.

  5. Are the kids just working on computers all day?
    • When in the classroom - classes are certainly spent at the computer. However, it is important to know that the students are being creators of technology, not consumers. The computers are simply the tool for our students to learn, to collaborate, to design and to challenge each other.
    • We mix up their time between computers and offline activities (coding board games, educational games, theatre sports, arts and crafts etc). We have taken great care in creating a schedule that incorporates many aspects of learning. The students will be shown different ways in which they can relate to the technology.

  6. How much does it cost?
    • £50 per month

  7. Where is GoCode Academy?
    • We're based in London, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge.

  8. Will my child make their own app?
    • Yes. They will finish with one (or several) apps which can then be run on their iPhone or iPad (computer and Android too!).
    • They will create their own customised version of games they’re already familiar with such as Flappy Bird or Pong with a unique, shareable URL meaning anyone with access to the Internet can play it.

  9. Does my child need to bring their own Laptop?
    • No. We will provide provide all the equipments they need. We’ll be using laptops to code, and after the Code Camp is over we will email you links to download your child’s app and websites.

  10. Do the kids go outside during the day?
    • No. Sometimes we do have to drag the kids away from their computers as they are so enthralled in the new adventure they themselves are creating but we definitely do get the students to take a break in our building.
    • We have a great open space for them to meet and work with other students. (including bean bags to chill)

  11. How many kids in the classroom?
    • The class sizes typically range from 10-12 students.
    • We have incredibly high teacher to student ratios: Usually one lead teacher and 2-4 teacher assistants (depending on number of students)

  12. My child is 14 - do you cater for that age group?
    • Yes. Our after school clubs and coding camp are aimed at 12-18 year olds.
    • Please call us to discuss this further

More questions?

For more information, get in touch now!
Email us on hello@gocode.academy or call us on 01908 870 003
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Summer Tech Camp

Give your kids the tech skills for life this summer.


WHAT IS SUMMER TECH CAMP?
Our 5 day intensive tech camp is packed with fun activities, challenges, and workshop where young people can build websites, mobile applications, games and virtual reality.

WHAT DO STUDENTS LEARN

  1. Monday - Python
    • Introduction to programming and technology
    • Introduction to Scratch
    • Selection and project types
    • Variables and user defined blocks
    • Review and bringing it all together
    • Introduction to Control and selecting a programming project

  2. Tuesday - More Python
    • Introduction to Python, Terminology and Installation
    • IDE, Shell, Functions, Data Types, Manipulating data, Print function
    • IF and ELSE Statements, Loops, Loops in action
    • Importing Modules, Functions and Sub-Procedures
    • Project design - theory and practice for designing a simple game or app
    • Coding - students will work on mini-projects, building graphical interfaces, games and problem-solving routines

  3. Wednesday - Web Development with HTML
    • Introduction to the Internet and the world wide web
    • Introduction to HTML5, Creating your first website, Finding errors with validator
    • Line breaks, paragraphs, headings, fonts and comments
    • Lists, links, images, videos audio and file paths

  4. Thursday - Web Development with CSS
    • Introduction to CSS3
    • Structure and styling
    • Colours, Lists, Box Model, Links and images
    • Divs and spans
    • Classes and ID's
    • Float and clear
    • Team project 

  5. Friday - Mobile App Development
    • Introduction to MIT's App Inventor
    • The interface
    • "Hello Android" app
    • Lottery app
    • Wrap up and presentation

  6. Got a question?


    Ask on Live Chat
    Email us at hello@gocode.academy
    Call us on 01908 870 003

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