Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions & Answers

My child has not taken Robotics before. Can he / she join this course?

It is a first stepping stone for the child to embark onto the engineering world of design thinking and programming.

My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

If your child is new to programming, we would recommend he/she joins the Junior Robotics (Lego WeDo) course. If he/she has already completed our Junior Robotics class, then get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to recommend which course will be best for your child.

What is the student instructor ratio?

Our student instructor ratio is 6:1 as we strongly believe that each child needs to be given sufficient amount of attention and guidance hence a small group to one instructor is essential. In the event that the class is more that 6, we will have an additional instructor around.

Who teaches these classes?

Our instructors are university/college students often with technical, engineering or educational backgrounds. They are all well trained in our curriculum and are also able to engage children with diverse backgrounds.

Will my child be in front of a computer the whole day?

The environment at Code.JAM is very fluid and we also encourage children to move around setting up props, building LEGO and looking at each other’s projects.

My child is high-functioning autistic, are there suitable programs for them?

Our vision is to be inclusive and our instructors allocated for the class will be trained and able to handle your child to enhance learning. Many children with autism, Asberger’s and other varying abilities, etc. do very well our programs but we need to make sure that we can provide the necessary care for your child.

My child is 13. Will they be in the same room as the 7 year old and will they be challenged in the workshops?

As much as we can, we will segregate the 7-9-year-olds in one group, the 10-12-year-olds in another and 13- 15/16-year-olds together.
However, our program is an open environment where all ages are also able to work in the same room. Children are encouraged to share ideas and help each other solve problems. Older children can help lead break games and take on a leadership role if that is something they are interested in, they can even initiate design-thinking or lead the group to solve challenging missions and tasks given to them. In terms of the activities, many of our technologies are used in university programs such as the LEGO robotics and we can certainly challenge older participants.