Coding Games with Python

EtonX and Logiscool have partnered to create this engaging course where you can dive into the world of coding with in-depth insights into one of the key programming languages in today’s digital world.

James Stanforth

Director of Digital Education, Eton College
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Course overview

Through a unique methodology using interactive game development and practical exercises, students gain a solid understanding of Python syntax, control flows, and data types. This course not only equips children with essential programming skills but also highlights Python’s significant role in various fields, from data science and AI to healthcare, fostering a well-rounded foundation for future learning. Students can continue learning programming by applying to one of Logiscool’s advanced courses.

Syllabus

1

WHAT IS PYTHON?

  • Introduction to programming
  • Python syntax
  • Programming – why game development?

2

CONDITIONALS

  • What is an algorithm?
  • IF statements
  • IF-ELSE statements

3

CONTROL FLOW - FOR

  • FOR loops
  • Implementation in Python
  • Nested loops

4

CONTROL FLOW - WHILE

  • WHILE loops
  • Comparison with for loops
  • Risks of infinite loops

5

DATA TYPES

  • Introduction of variables
  • Assignment and manipulation
  • Other data types

6

PYTHON AND AI

  • Role of Python in AI development
  • Basic AI concepts
  • Completing the exit test

Coding games with Python - learning outcomes

  • You will gain an overview of the fundamentals of Python programming language
  • Understand the basic concepts of coding
  • Develop the practical skills to create simple Python-based programs
  • See the influence of Python in multiple areas

Study options

Self-Study

Self-paced, independent learning that students complete at their own pace.

This is a flexible option which students can fit around school and other extracurricular commitments.

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  • 7–10 hours of learning materials
  • Diagnostic test to measure skill level
  • Progress dashboard
  • Certificate of completion

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"We are thrilled to partner with Logiscool for our Coding Games with Python course. Logiscool’s innovative coding platform employs a gamified approach, transforming the learning experience into something truly engaging, enjoyable, and accessible for everyone. Their AI-assistant, specially trained for coding education, offers effective support to both students and teachers. In addition to acquiring technical programming skills, participants will also develop essential abilities such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and digital literacy. These skills are increasingly vital in our rapidly evolving world."
James Stanforth, Course Director and Director of Digital Education, Eton College