Coding Program

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Coding Program

A course for students who have a natural curiosity about the world and an interest in modern technology and applications. Explore ideas, experiment with materials, and build your own devices while on field trips and on campus. You will also meet local artisans, engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs, whilst exploring the city of Boston.

*18 year old students only accepted as part of a group where all students are returning to secondary education in September 2024. 18 year olds must follow all school rules as minors. Separate rules apply regarding lessons and activities, please enquire.

Coding Program Overview

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    Lessons and workshops allow you to apply coding skills to solving a number of problems, including designing a computer game.
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    Video Game Coding

    Take part in workshops with a focus on design software and coding practises in order to create your own video game.
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    Enjoy a variety of onsite activities including sports, arts and team games. Our activities allow students to use the English they have learnt and make international friends.
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    Educational Visits

    These visits provide the perfect complement to lectures and workshops and provide a real-world perspective to our courses.
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    Excursions allow students to really get to know the USA. In Boston, students will find historic and cultural information through guided walking tours and visits to museums and other places of interest.
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    Awarded for the successful completion of the course.

What You Will Learn

This course will combine lessons, lectures and workshops to engage and inspire students who are interested in coding and modern technology. Lectures introduce theory, while lessons allow students to look at web design, basic Java skills and 2D arrays. During workshops students will explore design software, real-world programming and coding practice culminating in creating their own video game. Visits to local universities, including the world-renowned MIT and Harvard, will also be included enabling students to get a taste of where their further studies could take them.

Through our Coding Program you will:

  • Learn the basics of web design.
  • Learn the basics of Java.
  • Learn how to use professional design software.
  • Learn how programming is used in the real world.
  • Explore video game design.
  • Create your own video game.
  • Visit top U.S universities including MIT.

Activities & Excursions

Students on this course will enjoy one full day excursion per week. Destinations may include Boston, Rhode Island and Canobie Lake Park. Evening activities are varied and fun and may include discos, talent shows and international evenings.

Sample Timetable

08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNArrival at accommodation and induction Movie Night & Gym Night
MONWelcome program and design ice breakerIncluded Half-day Excursion: Freedom Trail and Quincy Market Welcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUES Lesson: Website reflections Lecture: How computers work and what computing means Halloween Party
WED Lesson: The basics of Java Included Half-day Excursion: Harvard Tour Jeopardy Quiz Night
THUWorkshop: Basic video game design
Workshop: Create a basic video game
Guest Speaker/ Company Visit Karaoke Night
FRIReflections, re-cap and trouble shooting of this week's topics Workshop: Design software Neon Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Canobie Lake Park Gym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts
08:45 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 22:00
SUNOnsite activities e.g. Team Building Games and shuttles to the mall Movie Night
MONLesson: Program design Included Half-day Excursion: Museum of Science Welcome Party: Team Building/ Name Games
TUES Lesson: Conditionals and loops Workshop: Coding Practice Mardi Gras Party
WED Lecture: The basics of classes Included Half-day Excursion: MIT Tour and Museum Minute to Win It Competition
THULesson: Arrays and 2D Arrays
Lesson: Bringing Code together
Guest Speaker/ Company Visit International Night
FRIReflections, re-cap and trouble shooting of this week's topics Workshop: Real word programming Hawaiian Disco Party
SATIncluded Full Day Excursion: Newport, Rhode Island Gym Night / Board Games / Arts & Crafts

*This is a sample timetable and all elements are subject to change.

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