Java for AP Computer Science – Part1

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Description

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Java is at the heart of our digital lifestyle. It’s the platform for launching careers, exploring human-to-digital interfaces, architecting the world’s best applications, and unlocking innovation everywhere—from garages to global organizations.  Java, continues to be Inc.’s #1 top pick as one of the most popular programming languages, used for building server-side applications to video games and mobile apps.

This course consists of routine real world data challenges and is presented in a game like setting. Concepts covered will be necessary to master before applying for the AP Exam, held once a year in March.


Prerequisites

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This course does require the completion of:

  • Coding + Game Design for Intermediate Level 1(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Intermediate Level 2(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Intermediate Level 3(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Intermediate Level 4(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Advanced Level 1(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Advanced Level 2(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Advanced Level 3(or equivalent elsewhere)
  • Coding + Game Design for Advanced Level 4(or equivalent elsewhere)

A Summary

 

Minimum Grade 7th Grade
Complexity Level Medium to Hard
Length 75 minutes / Class / 1 Day a week
Subject Area Java Programming

Target Audience

This advanced programming class is for the student who plans to eventually take their College Board AP Computer Science Principles Exam.

The suggested student is:

  • Typically, a 7th Grader (and up) 
  • Is comfortable with the following fundamental programing concepts:
    • Variable Creation
    • Data Types
    • Loop constructs (for and while)
    • Conditional Statements
    • Function or Method declaration

Testing?

YES.  As much as we would like, unfortunately upon completing this course, students are not quite 100% ready for the exam. This course should be followed by the APCS practice test prep, where the focus will be on ... well practicing questions: written and coding questions.