This course prepares students for the AP CSP's multiple-choice questions and the performance tasks. This hands-on class is taught in a private one-to-one format. The YoungWonks teaching pedagogy of inquiry-based learning with assisted practice is followed. Students work on coding assignments with teacher assistance during the class and work on homework assignments independently after the class. To make the learning meaningful, teachers try to assign real-world coding problems.
Students check and submit homework on the YoungWonks Student Portal. Every assignment question is a running thread, where students can communicate back and forth throughout the week. This class focuses on developing computational thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are expected to use appropriate algorithms to solve the assigned coding assignments.
This computer programming course covers the College Board curricula course requirements, including these concepts:
- Fundamentals of Programming
- Data analysis
- Computing Systems and Networks
- Social and ethical implications of technology
Many schools have an AP Computer Science Principles course as a prerequisite to taking the AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) course.
AP Computer Science Principles is an advanced placement course, which means that this is a college-level course offered in high school and may get college credit at some colleges. Furthermore, the skills learned in this class can be applied to a wide range of careers, from software development to data analysis. Parents and students should contact their schools to know more.
You can try the YoungWonks AP Computer Science Principles Prep class for free by attending the free 45-minute trial class. To schedule the trial class please visit: https://www.youngwonks.com/welcome/free-coding-class-trial