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Computing & Business Education

Faculty Staff

  • Mr G. Wylie (Faculty Head)
  • Mrs G. Wallace (Principal Teacher of Raising Attainment)
  • Mrs L. Wilson (School Data Coach)
  • Mrs K. Geoghan
  • Mrs C. Bain

 

Faculty (School) Aims:

Our aim is to provide education of the highest possible quality.  To help us to meet our aim, we will endeavour to:

  • Ensure that all pupils achieve their maximum potential while encouraging them to develop, both intellectually and socially, in a safe and stimulating environment;
  • Prepare our pupils for the world beyond, where they can take maximum advantage of the wider opportunities open to them, while contributing as citizens to the wellbeing of the wider community;
  • Provide for staff a working environment in which they can contribute fully to the education and progress of our young people, while themselves growing and developing professionally;
  • Provide for parents/carers and pupils the opportunity to make their views known to the school and to contribute to the development of the school;
  • Implement all the above within a culture of fairness and equality which allows each individual to develop and advance, without prejudice, to the full extent of their abilities.

 

SQA Faculty Results 2018-2019:

Course

Level

Presentation

A’s

B’s

C’s

D’s

Administration & IT National 5 20 12 4 2 1
Business Management National 5 7 2 2 2 0
Computing Science National 5 11 2 4 2 2
Administration & IT Higher 21 11 7 1 1
Business Management Higher 13 5 5 1 1
Computing Science Higher 9 1 3 1 2

 

Here are the S1 and S2 courses within the faculty:

Course

Summary

S1 ICT

 

A general ICT aimed at ensuring effective computer use across the school including ensuring knowledge of the school acceptable use regulations, user-id and password management, network use, centralised data storage organisation, familiarisation with a range of Office applications.
S2 Core Business This course looks at both the roles and types of businesses and how they operate. It also gives pupils the experience of using the types of ICT and documentation involved in the day to day operations of such businesses. The course moves on to establish the role of Fair Trade in business and finally looks at personal and business finance and how it is controlled and presented to management for decision making purposes.
S2 Core Computing Science This builds on the introduction to animation, standard files types and DTP at the end of S1 and leads into web development and the creation of image assets for multimedia.  We move on to Software Development. Pupils create a series of short programs to match a given specification using the BBC micro:bit which they will code using CodeEditor and Python. They will also build on their Scratch knowledge from S1.

Electives

Kodu game Development A series of tutorials introduces the Kodu environment as a lead up to designing and developing their own game.
Website Development The Adobe Design Premium 5.5 software suite is used to allow pupils to increase their software skills and develop their own animations and website.
Programming the BBC micro:bit A series of online tutorials introduces the micro:bit and software development.

 

 

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