Wednesday after school 9-11yrs Intermediate Games Design computer code club
Activity option & fees - Spring term 2020
Wednesday term time 9-11yrs - After School Intermediate Games Design computer code club
At our training studio in Bromley Common BR2 8LU. Maximum 12 students.
Ten weekly 1.25hr sessions 5.30pm - 6.45pm.
£84 for 10 sessions (or £8.40 per session for all remaining sessions if your child joins after term start).
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This club runs for ten 1.25 hour sessions each term.
Coding is at the heart of our Games Design clubs. We use Scratch to build powerful interactive games, thereby giving our students a visual foothold in the concepts of coding. We use Scratch Desktop (3.0) to teach all the components of object-orientated programming, the current industry standard approach. Scratch is powerful and scalable, allowing both simple coding exercises and the development of complex games.
Games design is not just about coding. Our students also learn how to create, edit and download images to add to their games, and the various types and uses of image file formats. 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.
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.
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 two of the ten sessions are they permitted to play games others have created.
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 concepts and skills are indusrty standard and part of the Computing core curriculum in UK schools.
Age range & SEN
9-12 year olds. Is your child ready?