Learning to code is like learning a new language. To excel and to become fluent, it requires commitment, repeated exercise and continuous immersion. This is where Genius Development Programs come in. Through age-appropriate, carefully crafted, term-by-term curriculum with a combination of concepts and project-based learning, students build a solid foundation of computational thinking and acquire industry ready STEM, coding, and design thinking skills.
ICT & COMPUTER SCIENCE
The ICT and Computer Science courses at Genius Development are unique in Hong Kong. We nurture the future innovators and creators of tomorrow.
Available from ages 5 to 16, we provide your child with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of computers. Our teaching materials are specifically designed to educate your child through an all-rounded computer science foundation. The materials originate from the US, UK and Italy. Our programs cover the understanding of computer operations, practical exercises, computer science theories, programming lessons and individual creative projects.
At Genius Development, our team tailors the class according to your child’s absorptive ability. Not only do we turn your child into a computing genius, we also ensure your child has a solid foundation in Computer Science and ICT and is ready to ace any future exams. Our courses prepare your child for ICT and Computer Science exams in IGCSE, A-Level, IB, AP and HKDSE. Our teachers are Computer Science majors from world-class universities with numerous years of teaching experience and we have the calibre to build a computer genius.
Coding Junior (Age 6-9)
Genius Development’s Junior program introduces young creators to technology. They will first learn about the functionality of computers and logical thinking process. Through beginner-friendly and interactive software like iPad-based Scratch* and Makeblock Neuron, students will begin to understand how hardware and software work concurrently to create marvellous projects.
This category marks the beginning of every students' journey in acquiring an essential 21st-century skill. These courses are designed to build a strong foundation in the student’s computational thinking, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills. These skills are of high demand everywhere and vital in their future pursuit of programming.
Coding Senior (Age 9-13)
Coding Master (Age 13-16)
The Genius Development Creator program lays a solid foundation of computer science concepts and theories through developing technically challenging programs. With an emphasis on hands-on development and bringing ideas to reality, the program guides students to deepen their understanding of key current topics in technology, including privacy, security and social networking. Also, students will be taught about the dangers of the internet and how to use the internet safely and responsibly.
This program covers computational thinking on 5 essential areas which are Creativity, Abstraction, Web Programming, Internet and Impact.
As a final project, students will discuss with their mentors on building a project that can be adapted to small businesses. After this project, students will be fully qualified to be an all-rounded programmer.
Information & Communications Technology (Age 5-16)
ICT, or information and communications technology (or technologies), is the infrastructure and components that enable modern computing.
Although there is no single, universal definition of ICT, the term is generally accepted to mean all devices, networking components, applications and systems that combined allow people and organizations (i.e., businesses, nonprofit agencies, governments and criminal enterprises) to interact in the digital world.
Components of an ICT system
ICT encompasses both the internet-enabled sphere as well as the mobile one powered by wireless networks. It also includes antiquated technologies, such as landline telephones, radio and television broadcast -- all of which are still widely used today alongside cutting-edge ICT pieces such as artificial intelligence and robotics.
ICT is sometimes used synonymously with IT (for information technology); however, ICT is generally used to represent a broader, more comprehensive list of all components related to computer and digital technologies than IT.
The list of ICT components is exhaustive, and it continues to grow. Some components, such as computers and telephones, have existed for decades. Others, such as smartphones, digital TVs and robots, are more recent entries.
ICT commonly means more than its list of components, though. It also encompasses the application of all those various components. It's here that the real potential, power and danger of ICT can be found.
Computer science (Age 5-16)
Computer science is the study of the foundational principles and practices of computation and computational thinking and their application in the design and development of computer systems. This syllabus aims to encourage the development of computational thinking, that is thinking about what can be computed and how by the use of abstraction and decomposition.
This syllabus provides a general understanding and perspective of the development of computer technology and systems, which will inform their decisions and support their participation in an increasingly technologically dependent society; It also provides the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment in areas that use computer science; Students’ knowledge and understanding of computer science can be developed through the entry to higher education, where this qualification will provide a useful foundation for further study of computer science or more specialist aspects of computer science.