Problem-Solving with Python
Remote Summer Coding Camp
It's so satisfying when you are able to download stuff from the internet without clicking!
E, Year 8
What you will learn
Apply fundamental concepts of Computer Programming to solve real-life problems
Learn advanced techniques and design thinking as you build your own cool games and do what the pros do at Google and Netflix
Solve problems in a structured way, develop critical reasoning, logical thinking and gain creative confidence
Requirements & Setup
A laptop or desktop computer with an active internet connection
A microphone and speakers. Ideally, you should also have a camera - a webcam or an inbuilt camera in your laptop) for video calling, although this is not necessary.
If you are on the Python course, you will need to install Python on your computer, so you need the permissions to install software on your computer.
Q: What are the prerequisites for the course?
Well, you must be very comfortable with variables, input and 'if' conditionals. Ideally, you should also understand how loops (while and for) work.
Q: I want to know more. How can I get in touch?
Q: How many teachers would you have in a class?
We aim for no more than 8 students per teacher to maximise learning through collaboration with peers and personal attention from the teacher.
Q: I get coding. What is Python?
Python is a text based programming language that is widely used today in the most successful tech companies such as Google, Netflix and Facebook. In fact, YouTube and Instagram have been written in Python.
While there are many other programming languages such as Java, C and C++, Python is probably the easiest to pick up and yet among the most powerful.
Q: I already know C/C++/Java. Is this course relevant for me?
Absolutely. You will learn how to code in Python and appreciate how powerful it is. It's a great tool to have in your arsenal. Having said that, if you are already a Java/C/C++ expert, then you should really join our highly-tailored weekly Python classes, instead of our camps.
Q: Do you have a Java course?
Not yet and at the moment, it's not in the works either. That's not to say Java is not fun. Python, in our opinion, is superior in many ways and the language of choice.
Q: Do I need to know Scratch? I already know Scratch
Scratch is not a requirement, but if you already know Scratch, you will absolutely love Python and its power. A text based programming language such as Python is the logical next step from Scratch.
Q: Should I rather start with Scratch?
Different students have different learning styles. Scratch is a visual programming language designed to teach kids how to code, so it might be more suitable for you. Once you have learned Scratch, you can always move on to Python, which is used more widely and not just as an educational tool.
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