After School Coding Club

Our after school coding 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)
Robotics

We are proud to deliver Google's Computer Science First programme at our after school clubs. It is used by over 4,600 schools world wide to introduce nearly 1,000,000 students to computer science. The course contains a variety of real-world themes, such as music, art, and game design, that are designed to capture a student's existing interests. On completion the students will recieve a Google certified certification.

Why Computer Science?

  • a 21st Century Skill

  • a theory and practice that allows you to program a computer to do what you want it to

  • a tool that helps you tell a story or make something happen with technology

  • a discipline that emphasizes persistence in problem solving — a skill that is applicable across disciplines, driving job growth and innovation across all sectors of the workforce

  • a skill that teaches students how to use computers to create, not just consume

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)
Duration: One hour per week for 12 weeks (homework and online support included)


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)
Duration: One hour per week for 12 weeks (homework and online support included)


Locations

Central Milton Keynes
Wednesdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Kingston, Milton Keynes
Tuesdays 5pm to 6pm

Kingston Library,
Winchester Circle,
Kingston,
Milton Keynes
MK10 0BA


Bedford
Coming Soon!

Bedford School,
De Parys Ave,
Bedford
MK40 2TU


London
Saturdays 3pm to 4pm

Harrow High School,
Gayton Rd,
Harrow
HA1 2JG


Hayes
Saturdays 11:30am to 12:30pm

Barnhill Community High School,
Yeading Ln,
Hayes
UB4 9LE

Northampton
Thursdays 5pm to 6pm

Supplyant,
35 Duncan Cl,
Northampton
NN3 6WL



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