Computing/ICT

Broad and General Education:

All pupils receive computing for at least 40 minutes per week.
The course echoes key points in Curriculum for Excellence and prepares pupils for Access and National qualifications.

Skills are developed in word processing and various other computer applications.
In addition, computing is used to connect with other curricular areas such as literacy, music, numeracy and social studies; for example, understanding maps and gaining knowledge of the world around through internet searches.

BGE is planned through the Es and Os at Early, First, Second and some experiences at Third Level of Curriculum for Excellence. These include:       

  • Using a computer.
  • Working with text.
  • Working with graphics.
  • Researching information.
  • Skills development.
  • Self and peer assessment.

.Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing embedded.

Senior Phase:

This continues the themes of Broad and General at an appropriate level for each pupil.

  • Working with text and graphics at an advanced level.
  • Further developing research skills for a personal project.
  • Present information using e.g. power point.
  • Conveying statistical information.
  • Self and peer assessment.
  • Skills development.

 Literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing embedded.

IDL. Themed weeks.
        The commonwealth games: Economic, lifestyle and geography of countries.
        The Scottish week: Scottish history, landscape, architecture and climate.
Health and Wellbeing week: Graphs showing healthy diets.

Certificates Offered:

  • Access 1. Using a Computer
  • Access 2 & 3. Computing Studies
  • National 3.  Administration and IT