Our students have a large, bright well equipped lab for all their I.C.T needs. We have a range of equipment including powerful networked desktop machines, multimedia projectors, scanners, webcam, ipads and smart boards, C Touch screens and printers.

Aim Of Course

Guided by South Lanarkshire’s Policy on Digital Strategy, our Computing department provides opportunities to use and learn about a variety of Hardware and Software.

Course Content

Pupils learn about Word Processing, Desk Top Publishing, Presentation Software, Internet and identifying Hardware and Software.

Topics are based on Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes and Experiences and take account of the individual needs of pupils. SQA courses in Senior Phase is aimed at appropriate levels for the individual pupil.

Homework

Homework is in the form of selecting images/adverts from

Newspapers/magazines to bring from home to class for group discussions and wall displays and connected coursework in the Senior Phase.

Assessment Arrangements

Progress and achievement is assessed within the class through class discussions, observations and pupil feedback and from completion of printed/written tasks retained in pupils’ folder. SQA certification is completed at appropriate level in the Senior Phase.

Reporting

A settling in review report is prepared for S1, and a full report issued at the end of the year.

S2/S3 receive an annual written report.

Two parents’ evenings are held throughout the year for S1-S3.