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:
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).
Over more than 32 hours of instruction, the Java course will cover the following topics
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).
“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.
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.