Coding 101 using Python

Price: £399

Ages 12 - 17 years

Carry your own lunch

All equipment provided

6 students to a teacher

17 Feb - 21 Feb

Mon to Fri, 9 am to 3 pm


Ark Atwood Primary Academy

Maida Vale, London, W9 2JY


Emanuel School

Battersea/Clapham, SW11 1HS

Come discover the magic of coding in this fun and engaging beginner's course. Python is probably the easiest text-based language when starting out, yet very powerful. Oh, and did we tell you that Instagram, YouTube and Netflix were all built using Python! This course will lay a strong foundation for your computing journey - to build your own apps, games and websites or to explore robotics or simply to have meaningful discussions with your tech friends.

By the end of the course

  • Learn the fundamental concepts of Computer Programming and have fun with it

  • Have the confidence to build cool games and other useful software using Python

  • Learn to design and develop modular software

  • Solve problems in a structured way, develop critical reasoning, logical thinking and gain creative confidence

Python FAQs

Q: I want to know more. How can I get in touch?

We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to call us at +44-75398-90926 or email us at learn@rivalearning.com or simply leave a message here.

Q: How many teachers would you have in a class?

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We aim for 5 students per teacher to maximise learning through collaboration with peers and personal attention from the teacher.

Q: I get coding. What is Python?

Python is a text based programming language that is widely used today in the most successful tech companies such as Google, Netflix and Facebook. In fact, YouTube and Instagram have been written in Python.

While there are many other programming languages such as Java, C and C++, Python is probably the easiest to pick up and yet among the most powerful.

Q: What are the pre-requisites for the course?

Not much, apart from being curious. And oh, did we tell you that you really don't have to be a genius to learn how to code. Especially in Python.

Q: I already know C/C++/Java. Is this course relevant for me?

Absolutely. You will learn how to code in Python and appreciate how powerful it is. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal. Having said that, if you are already a Java/C/C++ expert, then you should really join our highly-tailored weekly Python classes, instead of our camps.

Q: Do you have a Java course?

Not yet and at the moment, it's not in the works either. That's not to say Java is not fun. Python, in our opinion, is superior in many ways and the language of choice.

Q: Do I need to know Scratch? I already know Scratch

Scratch is not a requirement, but if you already know Scratch, you will absolutely love Python and its power. A text based programming language such as Python is the logical next step from Scratch.

Q: Should I rather start with Scratch?

Different students have different learning styles. Scratch is a visual programming language designed to teach kids how to code, so it might be more suitable for you. Once you have learned Scratch, you can always move on to Python, which is used more widely and not just as an educational tool.

 

Camp Outline

Learning Python can be intense. We make it easier through a variety of unplugged exercises and we make it fun by building games and learning from each other through mini challenges.

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Day 1: Introduction

Dance exercise to introduce Sequence

Python is cool - what is it capable of?

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Python is good at Math, but what are strings?

Debug it !

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'About me' project !! and 'About you'

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Day 2: Conditionals

Create your own guessing game - bring it alive

Debug it !

Introducing the mini computer... 

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Day 3: Loops

Speed Test on the mini computer - the infinite loop !! Or not !

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Day 4: Data structures and loops

Bringing it all together

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Day 5: Build your own project

 

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