Learn one of the most in-demand coding languages in the world, used in start-ups, enterprise companies, and academic institutions. This is a top choice for students studying Computer Science for their GCSEs and want to take their skills to the next level in a fun and supportive environment.
Our code-loving instructors develop your programming proficiency by teaching you how to use variables, integers, floats, strings, loops, file I/O’s and data structures, as you work on your own challenge-focused projects. You will leave with the confidence to use the Python programming language independently.
While this is a beginners’ course, we do find that many teens who have already started to learn to program on their own find our “back to basics” approach very helpful as they fill in any gaps in their fundamentals.
This is an online learning course taught live by an expert tutor who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
For details of how this course covers the coding components of GCSE Computing, download the mapping grid here. Students will also cover topics such as Object Oriented Programming and Creating GUIs which they often won’t encounter until they study Computer Science at A Level or beyond.
Please note, this course is 12 weeks long and for either the Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards. At the end of the course you will receive a weekly activity log and an assessment report completed by your tutor.
If you are completing your Gold Award, or Silver and you have decided to make your skills section 6 months long, you can complete our course, however it is down to your skills assessors discretion. Please ensure that you have approval from your assessor before purchasing the course. In these cases, Fire Tech can only provide the activity log and not the final assessor’s report.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our team at [email protected]