Computer Science (CS) 9 - 12
● Learning outcomes for NCP 2023 have been written in comparison with National Curriculum 2006, IB, and Cambridge curriculum (2023-2025), US CSTA CS Standards, US Digital Literacy & Computer Science, Singapore CS Curriculums and Indian CS Curriculum 2022-2023 according to age and level appropriateness.
● Revised SLOs aim towards the development of conceptual understanding by providing enough support for creativity and activity-based learning rather than focusing on rote memorization or theoretical knowledge.
● NCP CS curriculum provides teaching-learning resources and assessments to facilitate teachers and authors.
● It is thoughtfully reverse-engineered for a smooth transition from grade 12 to Undergraduate level and also from Grade 8 to 9.
● Revised SLOs are aimed to build skills of the students like problem-solving, coding, digital skills, etc.
● Contextualization according to the diversified needs of Federating Units is required.
● Upgradation of infrastructure & adequate financial resources will be required to teach CS in schools.
● NCP is developed according to international Standards which may set it at a higher level of learning than the National Curriculum of CS 2006.
● To effectively implement NCP CS there may not be sufficient well-trained CS teachers at this level.
● Entrepreneurship progression grid and curriculum guidelines are not yet developed.
● The activity-based and hands-on approach will improve the learning outcome of the students
● A detailed teacher training program can be developed for its effective implementation.
● It can be implemented in low-resource classrooms to enhance learning opportunities keeping the activity-based aspect intact.
● Integration of Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing may open a new door of opportunities for youth employability.
● CS as a compulsory subject at this level will provide options to the students to choose diverse career pathways like Biotechnology, Space Technology, Data Science, etc.
● It will provide the opportunity for the inclusion of women and children with special needs.
● It will enhance digital literacy and provide opportunities for youth residing in rural areas.
● It will enable students to compete internationally for learning and employability opportunities.
● The inclusion of provinces/areas may strengthen its effective implementation at a national level and may promote national cohesion.
● It demands policy modification at a national level and may prove a stepping stone for the Provinces/Areas to formulate a digital policy with close collaboration and consensus.
● Traditional assessment systems may lead to rote memorization
● Lack of resources in schools may hinder its effective implementation.
● Financial Constraints may delay its effective and timely implementation.
● The unavailability of Subject Specific and trained teachers may create implementation challenges, especially in rural areas.
● CS being an option subject at the 9 - 10 level will skim down career choices for the students.