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AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science A introduces students to the fundamentals of computer science and programming.


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Course Concept

AP Computer Science A is a high school course that introduces students to the fundamentals of computer science and programming. It focuses on developing computational thinking skills and providing students with a solid foundation in Java programming language.

The course covers a range of topics, including variables, data types, control structures, methods, arrays, object-oriented programming principles, and algorithm design. It aims to teach students problem-solving strategies, logical reasoning, and the ability to write efficient and effective computer programs.

  • Programming Fundamentals: Students learn the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language. They understand how to write, debug, and execute programs using variables, expressions, control structures (such as loops and conditionals), and input/output operations.
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP): The course introduces the principles of OOP, including encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Students learn to create classes, define objects, and use inheritance and interfaces to design and implement complex software solutions.
  • Data Structures: Students explore data structures such as arrays, lists, stacks, queues, and trees. They learn how to manipulate and organize data efficiently, understand their properties and operations, and analyze their performance characteristics.
  • Algorithms and Problem Solving: Students study algorithm design and analysis techniques. They learn how to break down problems into smaller sub-problems, design algorithms to solve them, and evaluate their efficiency in terms of time and space complexity.
  • Software Development: The course emphasizes the software development process, including requirements analysis, program design, testing, and documentation. Students gain experience in developing, testing, and debugging larger-scale programs, applying best practices for code organization and readability.
  • Computing Innovations: Students explore real-world applications of computer science and the societal impacts of computing technologies. They examine topics such as cybersecurity, ethics, privacy, and the role of computing in various domains.

AP Computer Science A

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1. Tips for Taking The Exam





  • What is Tested 
  • Time Management 
  • Guessing 
  • The Java Quick Reference 
  • An Active Pencil 
  • Troubleshooting - What's Wrong with this code?
  • Loop Tracking 
  • Java Expectations 
  • Matrix Manipulation 
  • Comparing Algorithms 
  • Mechanics of Answering Multiple Choice Questions
1.2.Tips for the Free - Response Section





  • What Is the Format ?
  • What is Tested 
  • What types of Questions Might be Asked ?
  • Skill Focus in Free Response Questions 
  • The Java Quick Reference 
  • Time Management 
  • Grading the Free Response Questions 
  • Writing Code 
  • Maximizing Your score
2. Introductory Java Language Features





  • Package and Classes 
  • Javadoc Comments 
  • Types of Identifiers 
  • Identifiers 
  • Built -in types 
  • Storage of numbers 
  • Hexadecimal and Octal Number 
  • Final Variables
  • Operators 
  • Arithmetic Operators 
  • Relational Operators 
  • Logical Operators 
  • Assignment Operators 
  • Increment and decrement Operators 
  • Operator Precedence 
  • Input /Output 
  • Input 
  • Output 
  • Escape Sequences 
  • Control Structures 
  • Decision- Making Control Structures 
  • Iteration
3. Classes and Objects





  • Objects 
  • Classes 
  • Public,Private and Static 
  • Methods 
  • Headers 
  • Types pf Headers 
  • Methods of overloading 
  • Scope 
  • The This Keyword
4. Inheritance and Polymorphism





  • Inheritance 
  • Superclass and Subclass
  • Inheritance Hierarchy 
  • Implementing Subclasses 
  • Declaring Subclass Object 
  • Polymorphism 
  • Dynamic Binding 
  • Using Super in a Subclass 
  • Types of Compatibility 
  • DownCasting 
  • Abstract Classes 
  • Interfaces
5. Some Standard Classes





  • The Object Class
  • The Universal Superclass 
  • Methods in Object 
  • The String Class 
  • String Objects 
  • Constructing String Objects 
  • Other String Methods 
  • Special Emphasis 
  • Wrapper Classes 
  • The integer class
  • The double class
  • Autoboxing and unboxing 
  • The Maths Class
  • Random Numbers
6. Program Design and Analysis





  • Software Development 
  • Program Specification 
  • Program Design and Analysis 
  • Program Implementation
  • Testing and Debugging 
  •  Program Maintenance 
  • Object - Oriented Program design 
  • Identifying Classes 
  • Identifying Behaviors 
  • Determining Relationship Between Classes 
  • UML Diagrams
  • Implementing Classes 
  • Implementing Methods 
  • Vocabulary Summary 
  • Program Analysis 
  • Program Correctness 
  • Assertions 
  • Efficiency
8. Recursion





  • Recursive Methods 
  • General Form of Simple Recursive Methods 
  • Writing Recursive Methods 
  • Analysis of Recursive Methods 
  • Sorting Algorithms That Use Recursion 
  • Recursive Helper Method 
  • Recursion in Two Dimensional Grids
9. Sorting and Searching





  • Sorts: Selection and Insertion Sorts
  • Selection Sorts 
  • Insertion Sorts 
  • Recursive Sorts :Merge Sorts and Quick Sorts 
  • Merge Sorts 
  • Quick Sorts 
  • Sorting Algorithms in Java
  • Sequential Search 
  • Binary Search 
  • Analysis Of Binary Search

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Mock Tests

We offer more than 30 full length tests for our programs to our students with detailed explanations. 

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