It has been an exciting year for the ICT & Computing department in BIS Hanoi. We welcomed a new teacher, Martin Toner, who previously taught in the UK and has been a valuable addition to the department. We have also introduced computing into Years 7, 8 and 9. The students have really engaged with this curriculum and we have some talented programmers emerging. Year 7 students created some fantastic games using a programming language called Scratch while Year 8 and 9 students tackled the language of the web – HTML and also Python.
We are gradually moving to having all of our resources and student work available online. Students have their own email account and their own google apps account which means they can share work and access their ICT work from wherever they are in the world and on whatever device they have. Students have embraced this new technology and our google classrooms are lively and a testament to the student’s hard work.
This newsletter comes to you in the midst of the exam season; this is the first year that all of our Year 11 students sit their IGCSE ICT exam. They have already taken two practical exams and have one theory exam. ICT is a necessary life skill for today’s modern world and the past two years’ study will bevaluable for each student in whatever course they decide to study at university. Of course, we must also wish our Applied ICT AS level candidates luck in their exam and we look forward to welcoming them back to start their A2 course in June.
Ms Diane Vaughan -
Secondary ICT Leader