Applied Learning Programme (ALP)
Shuqun Applied Learning on COding, Design Thinking and Robotics (CODER) aims to cultivate an innovative and design thinking mindset in students through a curriculum that encourages them to solve real and authentic problems through logics and coding. The students develop proficiency in thinking and come up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based. Through CODER, they appreciate the range and power of computer applications, and foster an interest in, enjoyment of, and confidence in the use of computing.
The CODER curriculum introduces Scratch and Arduino programming to students to provide basic coding experience. Through Scratch and Arduino, all students will go through a series of structured programmes where they will be equipped with essential content knowledge on the programming languages, tools, and problem solving.
CODER's unique curriculum emphasises STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)-related, project-based learning. It engages students in a series of challenging STEM projects designed to connect classroom instruction to real problems in the engineering world.
CODER is also balanced with focus on soft skills including presentation and communication. Students are required to work in teams for data research, information analysis, and field work that will involve critical and inventive thinking, reasoning and decision making.
CODER provides a platform for students to understanding the digital technologies around them and prepares them to embrace future digital challenges. By infusing core academics with authentic STEM-related work, CODER prepares students who are motivated to explore in this domain further to take up GCE ‘O’ Level Computing, an elective subject offered at upper secondary level.