Coding the Impossible 3

  • For ages 7-10
  • 16h Course (Weekly Class)
  • 1:6 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For ages 7-10

From a curious peek into classic games beloved by people all over the world, explore the nature of gameplay with code as our medium, as we recreate some of the most popular games over the years with Scratch!

  • Follow on course to Coding the Impossible 2
  • Practise and hone your coding skills by applying concepts in various contexts
  • Exposure to the nature of gameplay and design
  • Recreate some of the games that have defined play, fun and childhood for generations!
  • English Level: Eiken Level 3 & above or comfortable with using English as the primary language in class

All you need to know

In Coding the Impossible 2, we explored the creative construction of classic games and arcade games like Space Invaders and Flappy Bird. Having recreated some of the most popular games that have defined play for generations of kids (big and little!), we’re now ready to take on more advanced challenges – with code, we’ll create games that you’ll have a blast building and your friends will have a blast playin’!

A platformer game is a game where players move characters across platforms – by running, jumping, flying, or more – in pursuit of a goal or mission. If you’ve ever played Super Mario, Donkey Kong, or MapleStory, then you’re no stranger to platformer games!

Diving into game mechanics, build on programming concepts from Coding the Impossible 2 to program platformer mechanics, integrate customised game visuals, and more.

Pulling in a little bit of math and physics, learn to use operators and apply your understanding of concepts like gravity to code up your very own platformer game in Scratch.

In scrolling role-player games (RPG), a player’s screen scrolls in sync with a character’s movement. Considered a significant milestone in the history of game design, go behind the hood to learn how scrolling RPG games like Harvest Moon and Pokemon are engineered as you build your own multi-level game.

Creatively applying and combining concepts like velocity, movement, coordinates, and more – build your own masterpiece that synergizes what you’ve learned about the world of games and the world of Scratch up to this point. And best of all, share what you’ve made with the world. After all, isn’t that the point of makin’ stuff – especially awesome stuff like games?

All of this sets you up to take on our biggest adventure yet – the world of games for good – in Coding the Impossible 4! How might we design and build games that provide more than entertainment and make a meaningful impact on the world we live in? Armed with our toolbox of coding superpowers and curiosity, we’ll find out together in the final module of Coding the Impossible.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Practise and hone your coding skills by applying concepts in various contexts
  • Exposure to the nature of gameplay and design
  • Recreate some of the games that have defined play, fun and childhood for generations!
  • Put your own spin on your code creations and share them with your friends and family

Life skills you'll learn

Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

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.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"I give the thumbs up. The environment is conducive, the trainers are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. Last but not least, I am impressed by what they had learn over a short span of time."

"Adam enjoyed himself immensely throughout the 5 days camp. He requested to reach class earlier and when he was home, he continued working on his coding projects after dinner. I’ve never seen him so serious about anything before."

"My 8 year old son loved the course and kept raving about how fun it was. I think he’s also proud that he could create a game which is self motivating. Last night Friday before he slept, he said “I wished there is class tomorrow!”

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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.

  • 1:6Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

If your child has no prior experience with Scratch or coding, we strongly recommend starting them out with Coding the Impossible 0 or its corresponding 5-day holiday camp, Start with Scratch, which is also available as an online camp

2. Who is this class suitable for?

This module is suitable for kids who have completed Coding the Impossible 2. If you’re uncertain about which course is suitable for your child, please email us and we’ll give you some advice.

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case they get hungry.

 


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