Coding Summer School
Unparalleled academic programmes
I’ve enjoyed meeting new people with Immerse, people who have different passions than I do and are studying different courses – I have learned a lot from them.
Lady Margaret Hall, the college I’m staying in, is such a beautiful college. It’s got so many different areas we can study and play and have fun. I’ve also been learning so much about computer science, which is something I really enjoy.
I’m finding the course content extremely useful. I’ve learned so much in these two weeks and we’ve covered so many new topics that I hadn’t heard of. The relationship with my teacher has been fabulous – I can communicate with him very easily, and the teaching style is what I had expected, with university-style teaching methods.
I think this program has really helped me to to change my ideas about what I could expect from university, and it’s really helped me to make sure I enjoyed what I want to study in the future.
Coding Summer Programmes
Coding is the process of telling a computer what to do. You provide the computer instructions via ‘code’, the computer’s language, in order for it to perform a specific action. This can be as simple as adding code on a webpage to change the colour of font, to the code that informs traffic lights to change behaviour based on the flow of traffic. Coding is now integral to a vast number of industries, including healthcare, businesses, and schools (to name a few). The aim of the Immerse coding programme is to provide participants with academically challenging content in a classroom environment based on the university style of learning. Through academic sessions, the programmes also offer young students unique and valuable insights into what it would be like to study their chosen subject at an advanced level.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is coding?
It’s the study of code that is used within a range of different applications. That includes algorithmic processes, applications, hardware and software, and societal impact.
Why is it important to study coding?
Coding is important to learn because it teaches important skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.
Also, did you know that learning coding teaches you how to create new technologies? That’s right. You can develop your own applications, software and hardware to serve your purpose.
Coding is a skill used in almost every industry. Whether you aim to become a programmer, a game developer or a data scientist, it all begins with coding.
What are the coding occupations available right now? Computer and information research scientists, web developers, mobile app developers, computer network architects, computer programmers, computer system analysts, information security analysts, software developers, and web developers.
In the UK, an average of 5,000 web development and data analyst roles are open.
Immerse Education offers both online and residential courses for Coding. The residential course is available in the UK, in Cambridge and Oxford.
You don’t need prior skills, experience, or learning to take the residential course for coding, but having an active interest in the subject is helpful! Before the programme, you will be given some subject-related things to check out to prepare you for the academic syllabus.
For both the Oxford and Cambridge Residential Coding programmes,
Introduction to Coding
Coding is the process of telling a computer what to do. You provide the computer instructions via ‘code’, the computer’s language, in order for it to perform a specific action. This can be as simple as adding code on a webpage to change the colour font to the code that informs traffic lights to change behaviour based on the flow of traffic. Coding is now integral to a vast number of industries, including healthcare, businesses, and schools (to name a few). In this module, you’ll learn the basics of coding, establishing a foundation that will be built on throughout the rest of the course.
Introduction to Python
In this module, you’ll explore the most widely used programming language: Python. You will learn how to interpret error messages as well as read basic Python syntax, all while forming an understanding of basic programming concepts. You will have the opportunity to apply your understanding of Python to the real world by creating your own simple app designed to solve a problem.
Introduction to Game Design
This module takes a look at coding through a game design lens. You will learn how to use code to custom behaviours and game mechanics using coding best practices. By the end of this module, you will have a firm understanding of essential programming concepts such as variables, branching, looping, events and how these tools are the building blocks of game design.
In this unit, you will be introduced to Java Coder meanwhile learning how to theoretically examine coding logic using flowcharts and pseudo code. You will continue building on your understanding of coding best practices built in previous units as well as learning how to solve coding problems through solution building, as well as learning how to write code independently. You will also learn how to minimise the number of lines of code and functions in order to develop a more efficient coding process.
In this unit, we will take a brief look at the various coding languages available to use in computer programming for different purposes. You will learn the differences between coding languages and develop an understanding of the languages that are easier and more convenient to use for different purposes. We will explore certain programming languages that are more machine-friendly, making them faster to execute and more memory-efficient, but harder for humans to understand.
Web Development Masterclass
Coding for Mobiles & Apps
Did you know that the average mobile phone in 2022 is faster than the average computer ten years ago? Coding has played a pivotal role in the way phones work, which is why in this module we’ll take a look at how coding has changed over time in relation to mobile devices and the revolutions in mobile app development. You will apply your knowledge to create a more complex mobile app, using programming concepts to solve problems and build user-oriented solutions.
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
An algorithm is a sequence of steps used to solve a problem in computer programming. The design and analysis of algorithms are essential when designing processes to solve different types of problems in the branch of computer science and information technology. This module introduces the fundamental concepts of designing strategies, analysis of algorithms, as well as graph theory and sorting methods. By the end of this unit, you will also have a basic understanding of the Complexity Theory and its applications in the world of coding.
The residential Coding courses are best suited for motivated students ages 13-18. Are you planning to take a coding-related course at the university? Taking this course will give you a massive head-start against your competition.
Do you want to learn from expert tutors from the University of Cambridge and Oxford? If you say “yes,” then this course is for you!