Computing KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Coding and games development

In this short film for secondary schools, web developer Chloe Watts meets BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ and games developer Mitu Khandaker to see her first game Redshirt™ in action.

Mitu tells us about how she began simple coding as a young girl, teaching herself HTML and using Text Editor to create websites.

She then decided that she wanted to design video games.

Mitu emphasises the ability to code is a creative one, allowing for self-expression, as significant as learning to read, paint or write poetry.

This short film is from the BBC series, Coding: The Future is Creative.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be shown to your class to encourage them to think creatively about coding and to consider a career in computing.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching comouting at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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Coding and digital art
Coding and fashion technology
Coding and games design
Coding and music production