Game design in new Computing lessons

This academic year we have introduced Computing alongside ICT into the curriculum at key stage 2 and 3. The students have the opportunity to develop and practise their understanding of computer programming which will help them learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. This year students have used programming to create and share their own interactive stories, games, and animations. Further programming opportunities will be incorporated in the ICT/Computing development plans for 2015 – 2016.
Mr McGleenon

Examples of students’ work

game-design-1A Very Red Maze – By Daniel Peppe
“Despite how complicated the program code looks for this `very red maze` game it all came from very simple ideas that I developed. I have been interested in computer programming for a while now and this has given me a good opportunity to explore the different effects I can create through the use of computer code.”




Hairy Styles – by Josh Coles
“As somone who is very interested in game programming, Scratch allows me to practise easily and learn how programming works by giving me the ability to create fun games.”




game-design-3Shades of purple – by Zara Hall
“I enjoyed making different features in my game, like adding levels to make the game more complex.”

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