Updated: Oct 18, 2021
#SponsoredPost One of the oldest international schools in Hong Kong, Delia School of Canada (DSC) welcomed its first students in 1986. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the most successful schools in the SAR, with alumni accepted to top universities across the world.
A registered school with the Ontario Ministry of Education, DSC offers a Canadian curriculum that culminates in students being awarded the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a credit-based system that enables students to gain a broad yet deep grounding, both academically and socially.
Students must complete a total of 30 high school credits, with four courses taken each semester. This ensures that students, with the support of parents, teachers and the school’s academic counsellors, develop an individualised programme of study that is specifically tailored to their post-secondary destination. Most compulsory courses are finished in Grade 10, allowing for subject specialisation in Grades 11 and 12 – an approach that ensures both breadth and depth of learning.
This commitment to delivering a holistic education means Canada’s education system regularly outperforms that of other nations, particularly when it comes to maths, science and reading. Student achievement is focused on the development of knowledge and skills, with the final grade based not only on knowledge but also on how students integrate high-level thinking, communicate their understanding and apply this to varying contexts.
Key to all of this is adapting the curriculum to the ever-changing needs of society. For example, the DSC maths curriculum was recently revised to place an increased focus on coding, financial literacy and socio-economic learning – all important skills in today’s technological age.