Location

All Cambridge Coding Summer School workshops are hosted at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. Giving students the exciting opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading universities.

Students have the opportunity to stay in residential accommodation at Queens College, for an authentic taste of student life in Cambridge.

Programme

Our 1 week programme provides a complete introduction to Computer Science, created in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and useful to include in UCAS applications.

Through project-based workshops, students will learn how to create games, develop their own websites and explore a range of fun STEM topics and real-world applications.

Our leading curriculum is enhanced with guest lectures from industry/academia. Providing opportunities to learn from the best and receive expert advice throughout the programme.

Activities

We ensure students experience the best of Cambridge, providing day tours and social activities so students get the chance to explore Cambridge with new friends.

The week will conclude with a traditional Formal Dinner in a historic Cambridge College. Attended by students, staff and special guests, this is always a course highlight!


What you will learn

Day 1

Build your game

  • Introduction to Programming with JavaScript
  • Adding user interaction to your game
  • Adding physics to your game

Day 2

Make a website for your game

  • Make a website for your game using HTML/CSS
  • Advanced layout and styling
  • Publish your game online

Day 3

Gameplay dynamics

  • Gameplay dynamics
  • Add new gameplay dynamics
  • Learn how to work with data structures

Day 4

Image processing

  • Program your own Instagram filters for your game avatars
  • Work with advanced data structures
  • Learn about Object-Oriented Programming

Day 5

Code your own music

  • Samples and threads
  • Synths, effects and choice
  • Advanced topics

Extra

Cambridge Coding Certification

  • Complete an extra project after the Summer School for assessment, to gain a Cambridge Coding Academy Certification

Special activities

Tech labs

  • Apply leap motion to control your games
  • Work with drones and robotics

Formal dinner

  • Attend a traditional formal dinner in a Cambridge College Grand Dining Hall

Lectures / outings

  • Hear specialist talks from industry experts