Coding Games with Java - Self-guided


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Coding Games with Java – Self-guided

Teen Java Programming Course

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.




Laptop, required

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Course highlights



Begin to program in Java one of the industry-standard programming languages that is ubiquitous across a wide range of sectors.



Start your game development journey using the Greenfoot environment designed to support new programmers.



Learn one of the key skills to thrive in 21st-century jobs

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Course Overview

Learn Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun, providing a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Students will learn coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes, as they go from game consumer to game creator. Our goal is for each participant to feel confident coding, as they undertake original projects and gain familiarity with the Java environment.

We also highlight the tools and resources available for students to continue learning and developing independently with Java after the course.

This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required. Younger gamers looking for an introduction to computer science fundamentals should check out our Video Game Design camp while teens might also be interested in our Teen Coding with Python course.

This is an independent learning course, with a focus on project work. Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and also have weekly live onscreen tutorials for sharing progress and problem-solving.

There are 5 weekly tutorials, lasting 1 hour each. These tutorials are led by an expert, fully DBS-checked instructor, and you will join a small group of other young learners online, working together in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.

What your child will learn

  • Introduction to common Java programming environments
  • Equip students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems
  • Creating a simple game AI
  • Core coding principles including variables, loops, if statements, and functions
  • Common game design ideas and principles
  • How to create and use simple game assets
  • Programming Design Patterns and how to make reusable code
  • How video games are structured

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Fire Tech Camp was a great experience and the best camp I've ever been to. I think the camp does a great job in combining fun with learning.

Emma, 13yr old programmer