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1. Planing

Getting started 

Our five module structure, each made up of four topics, is intended as a flexible framework to enable you to plan and build your own course in a way that suits your students, your teaching priorities and your delivery model. The process  is designed to be followed topic by topic but not rigidly, as in practice developing an app is an iterative process that will involve student teams moving back and forth between topics (particularly during Module 3) and at different paces. The videos and sample schemes of work below provide examples of how schools have successfully delivered Apps for Good in the past across different delivery models.

This sample school schedule provides an example of how Apps for Good can be broken down across 30 hours. 

In curriculum

Thornleigh Salesian College is a secondary school and Sixth Form college located in Bolton, Greater Manchester, which delivers the Apps for Good course during curriculum time over the course of the academic year, and has been adopted by our corporate sponsor Samsung. We caught up with Gary Whiting, ICT Lead, and Joe Santarcangelo, ICT and Computing Subject Leader, to learn more about their approach.


Westfields Junior School is a primary school in Hampshire which has been delivering the Apps for Good course for three years. We caught up with Headteacher Karen George at the Apps for Good Awards to learn more about how her teachers have succesfully adapted the course for younger students.

After school club

Highgate Wood School is a mixed comprehensive school based in Hornsey, North London. It is the second school at which David Talbert, Head of Computing and ICT, has successfully delivered the Apps for Good programme. We caught up with him at the Apps for Good Awards to find out more about his 'homework club' model of delivery.


Shireland Collegiate Academy in the West Midlands has been pioneering the use of technology for school improvement for the past decade. Apps for Good is delivered at Shireland Collegiate Academy as a 6-day enrichment programme, spread over the course of a month. We caught up with Vice-Principal George Faux to hear more about how they deliver the course in such a concentrated period of time.