IB Computer Science I (Age 12-14)


Language: English

Designed to give middle schoolers a glimpse into the IB Computer Science program, First Code Academy's IB Boot Camp gives students an introduction to the various topics covered in the Standard Level curriculum. However, the IB Boot Camp is more than just learning lines of code and programming languages, but rather, taking students through the entire process of conceptualization, creation and execution of their own technology-driven project. As a result, students will develop competencies, such as problem-solving, computational thinking and prototyping, necessary for life both in and outside of the IB Computer Science program. They will also be introduced to commonly-used programming languages, such as Python and Javascript, which will be used to create a final project.






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Week 1 - Object-Oriented Programming (Python)


Day 1 : 

  • Introduction to Python command line basics

  • Introduction to the Python syntax and data types


Days 2~3: 

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming(OOP) concept

  • Familiarizing with classes, objects, attributes and method

  • Familiarizing with the concept of inheritance and polymorphism in OOP

  • Hands-on: writing algorithms using OOP concepts


Day 4:

  • Understanding what is Graphical User Interface

  • Learning how to structure a Tkinter application and the effects of an application loop

  • Exploring the built in classes and methods in Tkinter and what we create with it

  • Brainstorming and creating an independent project


Day 5: 

  • Exercises and programming challenges to solidify Python knowledge

  • Hands-on: creating games and functional programs with Python


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We believe in developing a personal relationship with the student. Our instructors are as much teachers as we are facilitators, and coach for our students' learning. By ensuring a small class, each student benefits from maximum attention from instructor and teaching assistant, and at the same time, learns from peers.

Personalized Learning

Our courses are designed for students to run at their own pace. Our curriculum is level-based for each module, meaning that each student can learn at their own appropriate, customized pace.

Hands-on Project-based Learning

First Code classrooms are messy, chaotic and we love it! We believe in hands-on creation, experimental learning and lots of discussion.

Follow on Curriculum for Immersed Learning

What happens after this holiday? Like learning any other language, learning to code is best done through an immersive, continual commitment. We offer a multi-year curriculum that allows students to deepen and broaden their interests in computer science and software development.


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There is no more camp or workshop available in this holiday season, check out Core Programs or other Holiday Camps for continuous learning.


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