Year 9 students enjoy coding with Unity.



Year 9 computing students have loved developing their own games in Computing this year. They’ve been working on a game development project using Unity. Unity is the most widely-used game creation platform in the world, 50% of all mobile games are made with it, 60% of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality content is powered by Unity. The program and the platform are industry standard.

David Crook, Head of Computing said: “The project has developed a range of skills, it provides the opportunity for students to develop their problem-solving skills, their analytical skills and also their creative skills. They came up with the rules of the game, their own ideas for the game and how the interactions within the game work.

This project taps into so many different skills, it’s been great to see how the students have coped with the technical capabilities of Unity, they've run with it themselves. Active learning and independence are the elements that are really embedded in this project and I'm really impressed with the games the students produced and how much they’ve learnt.”

The Year 9 option for Computing provides a good foundation for GCSE. David added: “Throughout the course of this year students will do more coding with Unity, a coding unit using Java scripts, they will learn about the hardware of a computer and do some networking and a cyber security topic. So it’s a really good foundation for those students that want to continue with the course next year for GCSE Computer Science.”

In this video students show us how they developed their games, how they coded them and what inspired their ideas for the game play and rules of the game.