With many schools closed due to COVID-19, Amazon Future Engineer is helping to meet students needs by launching a free virtual coding programme – in partnership with Fire Tech. Available for students, teachers and parents for two months from 3 April to 3 June 2020, these resources cater for students aged 12 to 17 to help build computer science skills for students learning at home.
Access 20 hours of free content, these resources use a Python Programming Platform, exploring ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ themes, plus a moderated forum and handy FAQs. Students can earn experience points for completing the work and earn badges when they unlock skills.
Covering computer programming aspects in line with Key Stage 3 and 4 of the English National Curriculum. By the end of the course students will have solved problems of an equivalent level to GCSE Computer Science courses.
Teachers interested in using this with their class remotely can also request special access to a teacher dashboard, allowing them to track their students’ progress.