Computing KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Coding and games development

BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ and Games Developer Mitu Khandaker demos 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 clip is from the series Coding: The Future is Creative.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to illustrate how sound can be represented and manipulated digitally in the form of binary digits.

A potential activity could be the use of sound recording and software manipulation to demonstrate the recording of analogue data to binary data and comment on the process.

A discussion could also started on how hardware and software components communicate with one another and with other systems.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching IT and Computer Science at KS3 and GCSE/KS4 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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