Computing & Information Technology
Computing - Pupil of the Week:- Ioana Koleva - 4K.
Computing Vision, Values and Aims
Our vision is to create a learning environment based on mutual respect where our learners will exceed their potential and have a passion for Computing based subjects which will take them beyond the classroom.
We aim to focus on providing a nurturing environment where learners are supported and encouraged to achieve national qualifications and develop an enthusiasm for learning with a capacity to take responsibility for their own learning. We aim to deliver relevant and enriching learning experiences that develop learners’ abilities and equip our learners with self-efficacy, determination and an enterprising attitude to make their mark on the world.
Our values are: ambition, pride, respect, equity, commitment and no excuses.
The Computing department encourages young people to develop lifelong skills including:
The ability to understand and implement new and emerging technologies
How to analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems
Considering the impact which new technologies will have on ways of working and the social, economic and ethical issues associated with them
Awareness of the ways technologies can help practical and work related scenarios.
The LHS computing curriculum is developed around the Lochgelly High School Core Skills. These include:
Working with Others
Creativity and Enterprise
Staff in the Department:
Mr P Brandt - PT Computing & IT
Mr M Christie - Computing
Why Choose Computing?
- The Department offers courses from S1-S6.
- Learners have the opportunity to choose Computing in S3. The S3 course is planned in line with the principles of curriculum design and helps to develop the 4 capacities. The Course is continually reviewed to ensure that it is relevant and up to date.
- The S3 course has an emphasis on equipping our learners for the demands of national courses with an emphasis on developing and progressing literacy and numeracy skills.
- The Department has been working towards building in clarity of skills for learners to support their personal development and employability opportunities.
- In the Senior Phase, Computing Science is offered at N4, N5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.
- Feedback is a prominent feature and is given verbally and written with young people developing essential self and peer assessment skills.
Course choice presentations can be found on the relevant Computing and IT pages.
Revision resources for all courses can be found on Microsoft Teams. Teams is also used within the department to set homework and test dates. All young people have access to Teams through Glow. Young people who forget their Glow login details can contact Mr Brandt in the Computing department to retrieve them or have their password reset.
Study Support - Tuesdays and Thursdays - after school - C20. Pupils are also welcome to come to the department during any lunchtime.
See details of extracurricular clubs and activities on the Computing Extracurricular page.
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