If you’re going to learn how to code, why not pick up one of the most versatile and powerful programming languages on the planet? Be introduced to basic computer science concepts with Python!
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
No experience necessary
An introduction to basic computer science concepts
Code like a real programmer with a text-based language!
Create interesting games you can play with your friends and family
All you need to know
Unraveling the power of binary
You can pretty much code anything with Python, but let’s start off with the basics by learning about binary code and how it works. Take a stab at figuring out how to convert binary numbers into code and vice-versa.
You’ll also be building simple projects with your code. Like this calculator:
And you’ll be taking your first steps to writing your own code and doin’ some debugging.
Apply your knowledge of modules and coordinates to unleash turtle drawing mayhem! You’ll be able to create infinite geometrical shapes and code your turtle to become your very own tiny Picasso.
With the solid basic programming concepts you’ll learn from Python, you’ll be well-placed to pick up other programming languages in the future. So let your journey to programming awesomeness begin!
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
Binary: how computers run on 1s and 0s
Write your first lines of Python code using repl – an online programming interface that doesn’t require any installation
Explain basic programming concepts (algorithm, conditionals, data structures, data types, functions, loops, variables)
Create programs using Python
Write a detailed step-by-step set of instructions which explains how to solve a problem (pseudo code)
Understand and practice working with the Command Line Interface (CLI)
Life skills you'll learn
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.
"Owen found the lesson interesting, pacing was good and is looking forward working with the pi-top."
"Gabriel enjoyed the lesson so much that he told me 3 hrs felt like only 1 hr had passed."
"My son enjoyed it very much and also learnt a lot. Teacher Fritz was friendly and approachable. The presentation on the last day was very useful for parents to know what the course was about."
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Your kid will love it.
If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.
1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
All equipment & materials provided
Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
The Back to Basics: Zeroes to Python Heroes course is designed with the assumption that students have no prior background or experience in programming. All students new to programming are more than welcome.
2. My child is younger than 11. Can he / she join?
The Back to Basics: Zeroes to Python Heroes course is recommended for kids who are 11 and above. If your child is new to programming, we recommend enrolling in our Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time course first.
3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials needed. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry.