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AP Computer Science A

Online AP Computer Science A course for kids with Coding Instructor

AP Computer Science A

Prepare for the AP Computer Science A exam with Codingal. Online 1:1 classes for teens with expert instructors

8 Modules, 48 Lessons, 100+ Activities & Projects, 48 Quizzes

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What is AP Computer Science A?

AP in AP Computer Science A stands for Advanced Placement. It‘s an introductory college-level course. It covers java programming fundamentals, data structures and algorithms, strings and arrays and object-oriented programming.

The AP Computer Science A course & exam is based on the java focused computing fundamentals. Students can understand their coding skills by analysing the logic and writing style and through testing code by understanding control flow and syntaxes. AP Computer Science A exam covered both multiple-choice and free-response questions.

What you'll learn from AP Computer Science A

8 Modules, 48 Lessons, 100+ Activities & Projects, 48 Quizzes

Module 1

Introduction to Java

Learn the basics of the most popular language, i.e. Java, with the help of different activities. Also, learn about data types, conditionals and loops and functions. In addition, learn to create patterns.

Lesson 1: Hey Java

Get introduced to the language of possibilities, i.e.Java.

Lesson 2: Welcome to data types & operators

Get introduced to the various data types and operators in Java. Also, learn about methods.

Lesson 3: Conditionals

Get introduced to conditional statements and their application using java.

Lesson 4: Advanced conditionals

Deep-dive into conditional statements specially the nested conditionals asked in the AP Computer Science A exam.

Lesson 5: Iteration

Introduction to loops in java and their applications.

Lesson 6: Advanced iteration

Deep-dive into loops, specially the nested loops asked in the AP Computer Science A exam.

Module 2

Object Oriented Programming Using Java

Continue learning java by working on oops concepts, i.e., classes, objects, libraries, polymorphism, encapsulation, inheritance, abstraction and last but not least file handling.

Lesson 1: OOPS!

Introduction to the Object-Oriented Programming System (OOPs) concepts.

Lesson 2: Let’s inherit!

Get introduced to the concept of inheritance in Java using various activities.

Lesson 3: Can you access me

Get introduced to many keywords like super, overriding, and overloading. Also, learn about different types of access modifiers and packages.

Lesson 4: Get set go

Get introduced to the concept of encapsulation and learn about setters and getters.

Lesson 5: I exist in many forms

Get introduced to the concept of polymorphism and abstraction.

Lesson 6: Handling & Interface

Learn the concept of file handling and interfaces.

Module 3

Practice questions on OOPS

Learn to solve the Free Response Question asked previously in the AP Computer Science A Exam about the OOPS concept.

Lesson 1: Practice Free Response Question 1

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about classes.

Lesson 2: Practice Free Response Question 2

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about objects.

Lesson 3: Practice Free Response Question 3

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about methods.

Lesson 4: Practice Free Response Question 4

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Lesson 5: Practice Free Response Question 5

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Lesson 6: Practice Free Response Question 6

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions of complex type.

Module 4

Arrays, 2-D arrays & arraylist in Java

Elaborate introduction to the concepts of arrays,2d arrays & arraylist to help you know how arrays get space in the heap and memory mapping.

Lesson 1: Introduction to arrays

Get introduced to arrays, declare an array, access its elements, and perform operations.

Lesson 2: Kadanes algorithm

Learn about the Kadane algorithm and how to use it to find the maximum array sum and its applications.

Lesson 3: Introduction to 2-dimensional arrays

Get introduced to the concept of 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 4: Problems on 2-dimensional arrays

Practice problems based on 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 5: Introduction to array list

Get introduced to the concept of arraylist.

Lesson 6: Problems on array list

Practice problems related to arraylist.

Module 5

Introduction to recursion

Learn about recursion process, recursive function and how recursion works.

Lesson 1: Call me recursion

Learn the basic concepts of recursion, how to use recursion, base case and recursive calls.

Lesson 2: Types of recursion

Learn about types of recursion, their respective time complexities and how to use them.

Lesson 3: Tower of Hanoi

Get introduced to the classic recursion problem name Tower of Hanoi.

Lesson 4: Recursion in arrays

Learn how to use and solve recursion in arrays.

Lesson 5: Recursion in arraylist

Learn how to use and solve recursion in arraylist.

Lesson 6: Brainstorm

Solve some tricky recursive functions and analyse those functions.

Module 6

Introduction to searching & sorting

Learn about searching and sorting algorithms, concepts and implementation using Java.

Lesson 1: Introduction to binary search

Get introduced to the binary search algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 2: Introduction to bubble sort

Get introduced to sorting algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 3: Introduction to selection sort

Learn about selection sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 4: Introduction to insertion sort

Get introduced to the insertion sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 5: Introduction to quick sort

Learn about the quick sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Lesson 6: Introduction to serge sort

Get introduced to the merge sort algorithms using iteration & recursion both.

Module 7

Introduction to strings

Learn about palindrome, anagram, and basic problem solving in strings, {EXTRAS: Rabin Karp Algorithm, KMP Algorithm }

Lesson 1: Introduction to Strings

Learn about the basics of strings in Python. Also, learn some basic operations on strings in Java.

Lesson 2: String methods

Get introduced to the basics of strings in Java. Also, learn about operations on strings in Python and string methods.

Lesson 3: String game

Learn counting the frequency of each character in the string and related programs.

Lesson 4: Previous years problem discussion I

Discuss and practice previous year’s AP Computer Science A questions on strings.

Lesson 5: String algorithms

Get introduced to KMP & Rabin Karp algorithm to the students.

Lesson 6: Previous years problem discussion II

Discuss and practice previous year’s AP Computer Science A questions on strings.

Module 8

Practice question on arrays

Learn to solve the Free Response Question asked previously in the AP Computer Science A Exam about the Arrays concept.

Lesson 1: PQ FRQ 1

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about 1-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 2: PQ FRQ 2

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 3: PQ FRQ 3

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about arraylist.

Lesson 4: PQ FRQ 4

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using 1-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 5: PQ FRQ 5

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using 2-Dimensional arrays.

Lesson 6: PQ FRQ 6

Solve previously asked Free Response Questions about recursion using arraylist.

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Hey Java

Hey Java

Creating the First program in Java. i.e., Hello Java

Intro to Data Types

Intro to Data Types

In this program, you will learn data types

Inheritance in one shot

Inheritance in one shot

In this program, you will learn the concept of inheritance.

Method Overloading

Method Overloading

In this activity, you will learn about method overloading in Java.

Our students created some amazing AP Computer Science A projects

Mind Riddler

Java Project

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Mind Riddler

Jack Grayson

Tower of Hanoi

Java Project

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Tower of Hanoi

Luca Jaxon

GetSet

Java Project

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GetSet

Indigo Caleb

Access Me

Java Project

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Access Me

Savannah

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you learn in AP Computer Science A?

In AP Computer Science A, you will learn the fundamentals of java programming language, data structures and algorithms, strings and arrays and object-oriented programming.

Is AP Computer Science A for beginners?

AP Computer Science A is an introductory course for all students. Any high school student with basic understanding of Computer Science can enrol for this course.

My child is a beginner, is previous coding experience required?

Our coding courses for kids and teens have been developed so that a complete beginner can follow along without any trouble. With technology increasingly prevalent across so many industries, even basic coding knowledge can help kids and teens regardless of the career they ultimately decide to pursue.

How hard is AP Computer Science A?

AP computer science A is considered easy. If you have a previous understanding of programming it will be easier for you to learn AP computer science A.

What is AP Computer Science A equivalent to?

AP Computer Science A is the equivalent of a first-semester college-level computer science course. Students with no prior computer science experience can do well in AP Computer Science A, which focuses on computing skills related to Java programming.

What is the difference between AP Computer Science A and principles?

The AP Computer Science Principles does not have a fixed programming language; students are expected to understand programming concepts and algorithms using pseudocode and flowcharts. Teachers can use specific programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++ as examples, but they are not required for the written portion of the exam. On the other hand, AP Computer Science A focuses more on programming. Object-oriented programming is stressed, and students learn using Java as a programming language. Students must be comfortable with Java syntax, libraries, and structures for the exam.

What do you need to know for AP Computer Science A?

There is no prerequisite for AP Computer Science A. If you are in high school and have basic knowledge of programming, you can take AP Computer Science A course.

Should I take AP Computer Science A?

If you want to pursue Computer Science and start earning college credit in high school, you should take AP Computer Science A. It will help you gain insight into coding by using Java and explore topics like modularity, variables, arrays, and the impact of computing.

Is AP Computer Science A worth it?

AP Computer Science A is entirely focused on Java programming. If you plan to study computer science at university, taking AP computer science A will be worth it as it will help you gain knowledge about actual programming.

Is AP Computer Science A, Python or Java?

The AP Computer Science A course and exam entirely focuses on Java.

What is AP Computer Science A vs AB?

AP Computer Science A focus on object-oriented programming and tests students on their knowledge of Java. Whereas AP Computer Science AB is a discontinued course.

How long is AP Computer Science A?

AP Computer Science A will take you around a half year to complete the course.

Is AP Computer Science A Python?

No. In AP Computer Science A python is not covered. AP Computer Science A focuses on Java programming.

Which AP Computer Science is easier?

AP Computer Science principle is comparatively easy to AP Computer Science A as those with no coding experience can learn AP Computer Science principle.

Should I take AP CSA or AP CSP?

If you are new to programming and Computer Science you should take AP CSP. If you want to pursue Computer Science in college you should take AP CSA as it focuses on Java and object-oriented programming.

Can you self-study AP CS A?

You can self-study for AP CS A if you are comfortable with programming but if you are someone who is new to programming we recommend taking an online course.

How do you get a 5 on AP CS A?

You can get a 5 on AP CS A by staying up to date with the resources, and practicing the previous year’s questions. You can take an online course at Codingal to get the best guidance and study material.

What is the easiest AP course?

AP Computer Science principle is considered as the easiest AP course based on the students rating.

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AP Computer Science A course with best coding instructors

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