Coding or Computer Programming can be learned informally by all students with the support of some teachers. In 2018 the Coding Short Course was introduced to some of the first year classes.
Coding Short Course
The Coding Short Course will form part of the work for some students completing Junior Cycle in 2021, who started in August 2018. It consists of two periods per week in first year and one period per week in second and in third year. Students learn the basic concepts of Computer Science. They learn basic data constructs and code them using Python.
This website allows you to write code in Python and to run and test your program to see the output, without the need to install Python on a PC or Mac. You can use it on any device that can access the internet e.g. a tablet or phone, although screen size may be an issue. Having written and tested a program you can copy and paste it to a text editor or IDLE screen and save it as a file to keep. Similarly you could paste code from your own file to this screen to test and run it.
This is the home of Python. From here you can download and install Python on your PC or Mac computer. This site also provides extensive tutorials and documentation.