YCIS HK decided to transition from IGCSE IT to IGCSE Computer Science in the 2018-19 academic year. To make this happen, they reached out to BSD to assist with the transition, curriculum, and teacher training.
BSD helped design a ~60-hour Coding Elective Course for the Year, 9 students, as a foundation to the Year 10 Computer Science course, generate interest and create a pipeline/pathway of students for Year 10. In 2018-19, 125 students signed up for the coding elective and from this 44 students signed up for the Y10 Comp Sci program (the schools target was 25 students). In the successive year, 120+ students have signed up for the program in Y9 and over 40 students have signed up in Y10.