We focus equally on educational attainment and pupil engagement, supporting children and young people to develop creative digital skills for a world increasingly driven by technology. We have engaged thousands of students across the UK, both inside and outside of schools, and support computing teachers with easy to use, engaging resources for the whole classroom.
We recognise that state schools are often strapped for cash, and for that reason we provide several core features to state schools for free.
We support two languages that are popular within schools and are widely used in industry - making them valuable languages for children and young people to learn.
Our software is designed to be used with the support of an Educator, and provide teachers with tools to monitor progress with their classrooms.
We are developing a system of achievements and experience-points that naturally motivates children learn - giving them a clear mark of their progress while enhancing meta-cognition.
Our materials champion creativity, supporting children to develop totally different projects to a simple brief - enabling to create their own games, animations and web applications.
Our topics are mapped to the national curriculum, and are introduced through interactive quizzes which are marked automatically providing students with immediate feedback.
Programmers develop using 'docs' (or programming manuals) and we have provided full reference materials to be used as a programming aid and for revision purposes.
As children work through tutorials and more open-ended challenges, they develop a body of work that can be shared with teachers, parents and industry as proof of their ability.
To get schools started, we provide an in-school coding workshop at a time that suits you. In our workshop we'll introduce students and teachers to our resources with an interactive class exercise that illustrates the creative possbilities of coding!
We think it's important for pupils to see what opportunities learning to code can bring, so we also arrange for an industry or student speaker to come and give a talk! Our speakers from BJSS or Imperial College will give students an insight into the fast expanding tech industry and inspire them to get stuck in!
How does it work?
Coding Ability: No prior experience needed
Age Range: Year 7 - Year 10
Timing: 45 minutes or longer (depending on class length)
Jo Moran, Saint Pauls Girls School "Turinglab has proved to be a very useful tool which has encouraged the girls to work independently at KS3 through to GCSE level providing a structured and enjoyable way to learn and develop their coding skills."
Student, aged 14 “I have really enjoyed Turinglab and feel much more confident and knowledgeable about coding. I am helping my mum set up her first work web page, which is exciting and I am helping my younger sister and brothers in understanding coding.
Student, aged 11 “I like being able to use our own creativity to make new interesting games”