WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THIS BOOTCAMP? HOW WAS THE BOOTCAMP? “I would describe it as an effective and efficient guide on computer science. We went through it fast but not too fast. Maybe in other places would take longer and would be less easy to understand.” Aryan, GCSE Computer Science Bootcamp student DO […]
1. Promote a resilient attitude with a positive response to mistakes 2. Centre the learning around fun 3. Provide access to a tutor or local/online classes ADDITIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT:
Is Python accessible? Is Python easy for kids to get into? Learn to code with Fire Tech
What is the bootcamp? Who is the GCSE bootcamp for? We wanted to help students maximize their grade in GCSE Computer Science. We’ve worked hard to condense the OCR exam content into a simple bootcamp format, which laser focuses on each section of the specification. Students can expect to review the key concepts with an […]
What did you create/make/build/code during your week at Fire Tech? What made you choose this course? It was a cool combination of fun gaming with coding… which will help me learn coding skills quicker at school! Filippo What’s the most surprising thing you learned from your teacher? How different is it learning at Fire Tech […]
1. Python is taught at schools and universities 2. Python is a low-level language (more ‘human-like’) 3. Python makes use of object-oriented programming 4. Python has lots of functionality 5. Used lots in industry, and can support your child’s career Learn Python with Fire Tech
Why did you decide to take a Fire Tech course? Which courses did you do and why? How has the course have helped you later on in life? “I remember showing off my final project and thinking to myself ‘I can actually become a web developer in the future.’ And here I am in my […]
Leading the way in game design Introducing two brand new courses 1. Python & Minecraft 2. Video Game Design & Python
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1. Learn An Object-Oriented Language 2. It’s Used Globally In Industry 3. The Environment Is Platform Independent 4. Enables Access To Libraries 5. Easy To Learn Learn Java programming with Fire Tech:
Why should my child learn Python? Learn Python Coding at Fire Tech
Coding is part of the discipline of Computer Science which itself is defined by the term ‘Computational Thinking’. Seymor Papert, the renowned mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, wrote in his seminal book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980) that computational thinking is a ‘mode of thought’. It is a thinking discipline which, Papert claimed, […]
I’m often asked about girls in STEAM – how to get them in, why they quit, why don’t more stick with it. There are as many answers as there are girls! At Fire Tech we have lots of girls who love tech and who love to use it to solve problems and express their creativity. […]
In the past, eager parents wanted their children to become accountants, doctors and lawyers. Today, you are just as likely to hear parents talking about their kids becoming software developers, computer scientists and technology entrepreneurs. Here are our top eight reasons for encouraging your child to learn to code. Develops Confidence and Independence One of […]
We asked Dave Ames, one of our curriculum developers to answer a question we get a lot – how does our Teen Coding with Python course dovetail with the GCSEs? Here’s what he had to say: All of the GCSE Computer Science Specifications require the student to complete a substantial programming project (15-20 hours) solving […]
Johannes, our Python tutor, explains why. Coding is a hot topic. Last summer break our Python course was hugely popular as many kids are showing the desire to learn this programming language. Here’s what you need to know about our Python course. What’s Python and how is it used? Python is a high-level interpreted programming language. […]
“Most of us lived this through the interface. But, in the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves. So how can we halt this decline? It’s simple – let’s get young people excited about coding.”
Python has overtaken French as the most popular language to learn in primary schools, according to a new survey.
Fire Tech Camp is part of a educational movement to enable more young people to take advantage of the many and growing job vacancies in the field of technology.
There has never been a better time to get yourself coding. Here’s a list of resources and why you should start!
Wondering about the benefits of learning to programme and write computer code? See the article I wrote for Jump! Mag about why kids should be coding! Image credit: Jump! Mag