Coding and Computational Thinking (CACTUS)
Imagine designing, coding and flying your very own drones. Imagine manoeuvring little robots to save “stranded animals”. Imagine creating music through programming. These are some of the things our students do when they undergo the CACTUS programme in lower secondary.
The CACTUS Curriculum, developed in 2015, is a multi-disciplinary programme where coding is built into the school curriculum. Secondary One students use Scratch and Makey Makey to demonstrate their understanding of Science, Mathematics, Design & Technology, Humanities, Music and etc. For example, Science topics such as the digestive system is taught in an interactive manner. While doing so, students are able to see science lessons come alive. Secondary Two students use microbits, mbots and Python for coding. Students will use computing algorithms and logical reasoning to solve problems by breaking them down in a fun way. They also hone their creativity and problem-solving skills as they deepen their understanding of the subject.