Digital Skills & Computer Science
Leaving Certificate Computer Science was introduced as an optional subject at Senior cycle in this academic year. This innovation is very progressive as we are one of only four schools in Kerry to offer the subject. The course is structured to enable students of all abilities to embrace the subject and succeed in every aspect of the course. In a world where every career choice increasingly requires digital literacy, it is more essential than ever that students develop an understanding of Computer Science. It develops a variety of desirable skills in students including problem solving and organisational skills as well as computational and critical thinking.
All Junior cycle students have timetabled digital wellbeing classes. Skills development, coding and internet safety awareness all contribute to students’ digital well being. Microsoft Office Specialist certification is one of the opportunities offered to Transition year students. This is an internationally recognised certification which prepares students for college life and beyond.
Overall the aim of the IT department in Presentation is too ensure our students have the skills and knowledge to utilise all the technology available to them efficiently and safely.