Computing & Information Technology
A big hello from the Computing Department:-
Computing Science - Pupils of the Week - Week Beginning 14th September 2020:-
S1 Computing Science:- Evie McFarlane 1D - for creating a brilliant colour pop in the S1 Graphics Unit.
S1 Computing Science - Olek Osmalek: not only was he working very well on his colour pop task and taking his time on the detail, but he was also an amazing help to the pupils around him in class!
S2 Computing Science - Rhianna Notman: she did some fantastic work in class and completed a huge amount on her Scratch game (she had to start from scratch again as it wasn't saved). Excellent growth mindset on display!
S2 Computing Science:- Heaven-Leigh Johnstone 2D - for 3 weeks of being enthusiastic and producing fantastic work.
S3 Computing Science:- Thomas Fraser 3T - for producing a fantastic Music Festivals as part of the S3 Web Design Assessment.
S3 Games Development - Ryan Herd: making some very sensible and mature choices in class and worked excellently across all 3 periods this week!
S4 - Nat 5 Computing Science:- George Pratt 4T2 - for achieving an excellent mark in the first Computing Science tracking assessment.
S5/S6 - Nat 5 / Higher Computing Science:- Zander Driske 5D2 - for staying enthusiastic, having a positive mindset and working incredibly hard since the beginning of term. Well done!
S5/S6 - Higher Computing Science - Sophie Walkingshaw: Another example of growth mindset on display here; she showed a lot of persistence in class and has made some great progress!
Computing Vision, Values and Aims (Renewed Jan 2019)
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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