YCIS HK decided to transition from IGCSE IT to IGCSE Computer Science in the 2018-19 academic year. They contacted BSD to assist with the transition, curriculum, and teacher training to make this happen.
BSD helped design a ~60-hour Coding Elective Course for the Year 9 students as a foundation for the Year 10 Computer Science course, generate interest and create a pipeline/pathway for students for Year 10. In 2018-19, 125 students signed up for the coding elective; from this, 44 students signed up for the Y10 Comp Sci program (the school's 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.
BSD provided a 60 hour custom curriculum pathway, 20 hour of teacher training and round the clock coaching and support. Has enabled 3 teachers to gain the skills and confidence to teach a cutting edge coding and computer science elective.
In the successive year, 120+ students have signed up for the program in Y9 and over 40 students have signed up in Y10.
Showcasing that the Y9 program developed by BSD has generated a strong interest in the Y10 Computer Science course and students get a clear understanding of coding and computer science in Y9.
BSD Education (Build Something Different) partners with educators to bring technology education into classrooms through our programs of learning, online learning platform and professional development training.