Ages 15-18

Java Immersive

Prerequisites: No prior coding experience necessary. Suitable for students currently enrolled in or considering the study of Computer Science under the following curricula: iGCSE | International Baccalaureate (IB) | Advanced Placement (AP).

The Academics stream prepares students to excel in Computer Science as an examinable subject under the iGCSE, IB and AP curricula. It consists of two major components:

  1. A Java programming course conducted over 32 hours. This is available in two formats:
    1. A weekly course during the school term
    2. A five-day intensive during the summer and winter school holidays
    This programme is suitable for iGCSE, IB and AP Computer Science students.
  2. Weekly tutoring courses during the school term primarily catering to students doing IB Computer Science SL/HL (starting Fall 2018 - reach out to us to schedule a consult).

The holiday Java bootcamp is designed to give students a firm grounding in the Java programming language, which features heavily in the written and practical assessment components of both the IB and AP curricula. Prospective and current iGCSE students in Years 9/10 will also find the Java skills they pick up useful when they continue on to IB Computer Science in Year 11/12 (a common course progression at many international high schools in Singapore).

The Academics programme aims to instil in students a mastery of the theory and concepts needed to achieve success in the study of Computer Science at high school; Academics also features a targeted treatment of the Java programming skills needed to meet the practical assessment criteria of the IB and AP curricula. In contrast, our Principles programme is exploratory by design and leads to more general and broad-ranging software development skills in Python and JavaScript.

Over more than 32 hours of instruction, the Java course will cover the following topics

  1. Control flow, primitive data types and variables
  2. Methods
  3. Arrays
  4. Objects and Classes

Read more about Max, our Code Campus alum, here! Max took weekly Java tutoring classes at Code Campus between Nov 2017 and April 2018 while preparing for the May 2018 exam and achieved a perfect grade of 7 on the IB Computer Science (HL).

Frequently Asked Questions

“Coding” is synonymous with “programming”. It refers to the art of writing computer code, which are instructions that a computer can follow to solve problems. Practically every facet of technology that we encounter in our daily lives - from online banking systems to video games on our iPhone, from the GPS systems we rely on navigation to the security systems that protect our homes and offices, is created from code.

Communicating with a computer requires the use of a language, just like how communicating with another human being involves the use of a language like English or Korean. The difference is that writing code for a computer in a particular language is a little like speaking to somebody who is absolutely particular about grammar and punctuation - any deviation from a language’s rules results in a computer not being able to accept the programmed instructions. Different computer languages are well-suited to doing different tasks. For example, JavaScript is the undisputed lingua franca of the web, LISP is used extensively by NASA and in Artificial intelligence research while C and FORTRAN finds its adherents in high finance especially in the field of high frequency trading.

Python is one of the world's most popular languages (consistently ranked within the Top 10 in recent years by Tiobe ) that is known for its learner-friendly syntax, versatility and ubiquity in the workplace. It is also a language that most of our instructors have had the pleasure of using in the workplace. In addition, students and parents might be interested to know that Computing will be available as an examinable subject for the Singapore "O" levels beginning in 2017 and Python will be the language taught in the curriculum.