Students complete Code Club modules meanwhile, Hackers and Makers begin work using Raspberry Pi computers.
Excellent progress is being made in the two clubs being run by the computer science department. In Code Club, which takes place every lunch-time, students are achieving certificates in computer programming. Complete beginners in coding can join the club as students work at their own pace on the programming tasks. The tasks themselves are fun and visual and often involve making games. Students can quickly progress to more professional languages such as python, html and css.
” Mikhail Rudchenko receiving his certificate from Mr Scales.The other coders present are Saai Sreeraam, Federico Tatoni, Aryan Patel and Dhruv Brahmbhatt ”
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Meanwhile in hackers and makers club, which is every Thursday at 2.10pm, students have completed work on building and controlling Lego mindstorm robots and are now using Raspberry Pi computers to control more complex electronic devices. The Raspberry Pi computer is a small, cheap but powerful single board computer that can be used in many different ways. Once the students get the basics, they can go on to create their own projects. Eventually, the students will learn how to control the Raspberry Pi projects from their own mobile phones. These are important skills in the digital world we all now live in.
” Mikhail Rudchenko and Ronan Varsani focusing on programming a Raspberry Pi computer. ”
Mr Scales says. “It’s really encouraging to see students at ISS embracing computer science. Fantastic progress has been made in both of the clubs and I am optimistic many of these students will continue to develop their skills and go on to have successful careers in the computer science industries.”
” Students connect the Raspberry Pi computers to electronic prototyping board to test their ‘Physical Computing’ projects. ”
For more information about Computer Science at ISS, which is offered at GCSE and A-level, please contact Mr Scales.