KAS After-School Club: Introduction to JavaScript

KAS After-School Club: Introduction to JavaScript

Our after-school club students will get familiar with text-based coding, make their own apps and learn about hacking!
  • Age
    Years 4 to 6
  • Level
    Suitable for all experience levels
  • Date
    Spring Term (11 weeks)
    Every Monday 4.00PM to 5.00PM, starting 13th January.
  • Price
  • Location
    King Alfred School, North End Road, London, NW11 7HY
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Important Information

  • Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL, with both on-screen and off-screen activities. Practical projects challenge students to engage with their own code.

  • A great introductory course to one of the most prolific languages, this course covers both the basics and more advanced concepts.

  • All staff have backgrounds in computer science, are fully DBS checked, and are trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

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All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

Detailed information

Join us for an amazing term learning about game making and hacking! This coding club will introduce students to more advanced, text-based programming environments.

We will start off the term working with a version of JavaScript, designed especially for younger programmers (called Bitsbox) JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages around; we’ll use it to teach students concepts regularly used in advanced languages, such as functions, loops, variables and sequencing. Over the term, we’ll help students level up towards becoming an experienced programmer.

Our young coders will have a great time creating fully customisable games like ‘Zombie Catcher’ and ‘Kitty Rescue’ which they’ll be able to play on a tablet and share with friends. We’ll also learn how hacking works and how to protect ourselves against hacking pitfalls!

No session on 17th February

Last session of the term is on 30th March

Your child will learn:

  • Introducing the idea of text-based languages
  • Introduction to basic JavaScript
  • Computational programming concepts that are used in industry
  • Logical reasoning and computational thinking
  • Important computer skills such as touch typing
  • Learning game design concepts like collision detection
  • Physical computing with a variety of robotics
  • Which text-based languages are used in industry

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