The Sagesse High School’s Computer Department provides quality education in both the theoretical and applied foundations of computer science, and prepare students to effectively apply this education to solve real-world problems thus amplifying their potential for lifelong high-quality careers.
The Computer Department also instructs students on how to implement good Digital Citizenship practices, drawing on the skills of effective online communication, to practice forms of social participation that are respectful of human rights and dignity through the responsible use of technology that responds swiftly to the challenges of the 21st century.
For the short term, the Computer Department aims towards building a strong research and teaching environment, by utilizing available resources to enhance and develop students’ critical thinking skills and the ability to conduct modern and beneficial research to advance their state of the art in computer science field, and integrate research results and innovations into other scientific disciplines.
The computer Department also instructs students on the responsible use of technology and digital devices, and gives them a competitive advantage in the ever-changing and challenging global social environment of the 21st century; to engage with society on any level.
For the long term, The Computer Department aims towards:
- Educating students in the best practices of the technological field, as well as integrating the latest research into the curriculum;
- Preparing students for full and ethical participation in a real and digital diverse society, and encouraging lifelong learning; and
- Updating the fundamental principles of computing and preparing students to apply these principles creatively and responsibly with a high degree of professionalism and a clear understanding of ethical and legal issues in computer science; hence becoming responsible social and digital citizens.
The computer department (ICT) is committed to cultivating lifelong learning that empowers the student to pursue continuous self-renewal through replenishing her/his knowledge base in an information technology driven age. The department utilizes various available resources for each division, as follows:
Lower Elementary Division AP/LP
An introduction to computer culture, Basic and medium level Microsoft Word tools, in addition to keyboarding skills, an introduction to basic and advanced drawing techniques using Paint, an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint; and an introduction to basic Digital Citizenship knowledge.
Upper Elementary Division AP/LP
Advanced computer culture knowledge, with critical thinking skills, medium to advanced level in Microsoft Word tools (mainly Word, Excel and PowerPoint - animation), and advanced keyboarding skills, Operating System, Medium to advanced knowledge in coding and Robotics, by using Scratch 2.0, and LEGOMINDSTORMS; and basic and advanced Digital Citizenship knowledge, and online safety rules.
Intermediate Division AP/LP
Advanced Operating System knowledge, with critical thinking skills, advanced level in Microsoft Word tools (mainly Word and Excel), advanced knowledge in coding, robotics, and algorithms, Adobe Photoshop, HTML - building web pages, advanced Digital Citizenship knowledge, rules; and online safety.
Secondary Division AP/LP
Learners will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet and web authoring. They will also consider wider issues such as eSafety and the adaption of their work to suit their audience.
In this department, we help students to develop and apply problem solving and computational thinking skills in context with the practical, step-by-step approach of Complete Computer Science.”
IBDP ITGS - Information Technology for the IB students:
Information technology in a Global Society is the study of how developments in Information Technology affect people and society. These social impacts can be positive or negative-in many cases, benefits for some people come at the expense of drawbacks for other people. In ITGS students will study situations from across the world - from the local community to an international level-and in different areas including education, business, healthcare, and the military. Ethics, the study of what is right and what is wrong, is an important part of ITGS. There are many uses of IT which are completely legal but which raise social and ethical concerns, and may be objectionable to some people.