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Teen Java Club

Teen Java Programming Course Saturdays

Price

£240-£300

Ages

12-17

Equipment

Laptop required

Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object-oriented coding.

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Course Overview

Get familiar with Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun. Known as an “integrated development environment” (IDE), it supports the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Our goal is for each participant to feel confident with coding, as they learn and practice the basics of Java programming and cover coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes. This course is a subset of our week-long Coding Games with Java course and runs for 3hrs during 4 or 5 consecutive weeks.

This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required.

See where is your closest club:

in LONDON for 5 sessions

Chelsea Academy Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm
Newcombe House Notting Hill Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm

Camden School for Girls Sundays from 1pm to 4pm

in CAMBRIDGE for 4 or 5 sessions

Hills Road Sixth Form Saturdays from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

in MANCHESTER for 5 sessions

Code Nation Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm

 

What students will learn

  • Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding basics.
  • The fundamentals of game design: stories, characters, settings, attributions
  • Key terms and concepts within the Java programming language
  • Familiarity with the Greenfoot environment
  • Confidence in creating and implementing code
  • Testing and debugging
  • Tools and resources to take coding further through independent learning
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What will students take home

  • All assets created in the course of the class
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
  • Students who bring their own laptops will take home Java and Greenfoot environments installed to work on their computers
  • USB Stick
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 12 and 17 at start of course
  • Must bring own laptop (or rent one from us)
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.

"I had so much fun and learned a lot about technology"

Jaisen, Young Rapid Prototyper