Computer science is present in every aspect of modern society. Students experience this in their day to day lives, for example, correctly-functioning software systems allow airplanes to fly from one city to another; give out money at the ATM and diagnose the level of glucose in your blood.

Fundamental understanding of how computer hardware and software operate and relate to everyday life is an increasingly important area of learning for students now and will be into their future.

The ETSS Wicklow short course in Coding aims to develop the student’s ability to formulate problems logically. Problem solving and computational thinking skills are developed in this course as students build and create software projects using their own ideas and imagination. Students learn to design, write and test code through the development of programs, apps, games, animations and websites.

This short course looks to build on any coding skills that students might have acquired in primary and offer insight into possible future studies in computer science and software engineering.