Summer holiday 2021 10-12 years Advanced Scratch games coding course
Activity options & fees
NOTE: Your child must have already attended a free Taster or Trial session or an after school club to attend this activity.
This fun activity takes intermediate Scratch users to the next level by teaching advanced games coding techniques allowing them to implement functionality such as health, rewards, AI and levels into their games.
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.
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.
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.
Club content is tailored to challenge each student. They are continually monitored to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.
Age range & SEN
This activity is suitable for any 10-12 year old who's age, experience or maturity enables them to concentrate longer and address a greater degree of challenge in their learning. Your child should either have already achieved Level 2 or 3 coding ability, or have good computer skills, perhaps because they have been using a Raspberry Pi, or have a high level of subject interest, maturity and focus. Is your child ready?