I choose to give my very best effort in every learning situation. I am prepared to work and remain focussed and 'on task' at all times.
I listen closely to instructions and explanations at all times and adhere to all
reasonable requests. I understand that we are all different and celebrate our differences, ensuring there is a place for everyone in our school. I aim to treat everyone in a fair and equal way in our school.
I am enthusiastic and motivated in each lesson so that others are inspired to be the same.
I contribute as best I can to my learning, sticking to the task, especially when I find it difficult.
I help others feel part of Kilwinning Academy by being friendly, respecting them and including them.
I set challenging targets in my learning and do everything I possibly can to achieve or even surpass those targets, including learning on my own and with others.
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Computing & Business Education
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:
Administration & IT
Administration & IT
Here are the S1 and S2 courses within the faculty:
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.
Kodu game Development
A series of tutorials introduces the Kodu environment as a lead up to designing and developing their own game.
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.