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After school 10-12 years Advanced Scratch games coding clubs

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This club challenges students to develop their coding and digital media skills, think independently, and embrace advanced work practises. By hand coding advanced games, and learning some html and CSS, students acquire a fuller picture of game levels and customisation, and how networks, file formats, and web standards enable media to be published and shared on the internet.

Activity options & fees - Spring term 2021

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At our training studio at Bromley Common BR2 8LU
Maximum 6-7 students per club
Ten weekly (term time) 1.25 hour sessions, join anytime
£88 for 10 sessions (or £8.80 per session for all remaining sessions if joining after term start)

Tuesdays
5.45pm - 7pm, 12th Jan - 23rd March 2021

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NOTE: Your child must have already attended a free Taster or Trial session or an after school club to attend this activity.

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Activity content

This club teaches advanced Scratch games programming, how to build a website using professional hand coded methods (html and CSS), and how to originate, edit and integrate digital media such as games, images, sound and video.

Every term is different
Each term we explore different techniques and skills to excite and motivate our students. Your child will be engaged, educated and entertained.

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Games coding
Students are expected to already be familiar with all the primary coding elements of Scratch, or those of a comparable platform. From this beginning they explore increasingly complex code algorithms and employ them to create interactive game-play. Students are taught to build a complex game, then asked to modify and extend it, and finally put into practice what they have learnt to create their own games.

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Image design
Games design is not just about coding. Our students also learn how to create, edit and download images to add to their games. They learn the uses of a variety of bitmap and vector file formats, and the concepts of copyright. We use Pixelmator for Mac which emulates many of the features of Photoshop, another industry standard.

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Music production and sound FX
Games come to life when music and FX are added. We have an extensive library of FX and our students can produce their own music by layering instrument performances in Garageband. 

Tailored content
Club content is tailored to challenge each student. They are continually assessed to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.

Learn together and then create your own games
The class learns by being taught how to build complete games, each one using a specific technique, and then each student is encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt, either by modifying the game, or by creating their own game. 

Create then play
Our clubs are not simply an opportunity to play games, students must create their own and in only some of the sessions are they permitted to play games others have created.

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Our activities cover attainment targets from the National Computing Curriculum.

What is taught?
Students learn concepts and skills in games coding including file management, animation, character and object control, and coding concepts such as event handlers, control statements, variables loops, properties and functions. These are industry standard concepts and skills and are transferable to future learning and the workplace.

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Certificates
Our activities are accredited with Pixel Gang Certificates. To earn a certificate learners must complete certificate tasks.

Age range & SEN

This activity is suitable for any 9-11 year old child who has some experience of Scratch or has a keen interest in learning coding. Is your child ready?

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