The Computer Applications (CPA) department has a staff strength of 2 trained teachers and 1 trained AED. The department is led by Ms Clara Wang as the Head of Department ICT. The department is also supported by Ms Shuhadah as the CPA Coordinator.
Mdm Wang Jieying Clara
HOD / ICT
Ms Shuhadah Suleiman
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PHILOSOPHYThe Computer Applications (CPA) Department has the vision of developing Greenridgeans to be technologically adept as effective citizens who are able to think critically and problem-solve, so as to function and contribute effectively in an increasingly technologically-driven world.
To realise this vision, our department emphasises on developing the students’ competencies and appreciation in the use of several common software application packages for animation, collaborative tools, computer literacy, data tabulation and charts, game design, graphics design, multimedia communication, presentations and word processing.
Teachers use a repertoire of pedagogies to engage students in learning new concepts and skills through computational thinking
|CT Concept||How it works out in CPA resources/lessons|
Break a complex problem into parts or steps which are
easier to understand and solve (National Research Council, 2010; Wing, 2011)
The skill to decide what information about an object
to keep and what to ignore (Wing, 2014)
|Algorithms||The skill to devise a step-by-step set of operations/actions of how to go about solving a problem (Selby, 2014) Put instructions in the correct sequence and formulate mathematical and logical expressions|
|Evaluation||Reflecting that a solution is a good one: that it is fit for purpose|
|Debugging||The skill to identify, remove and fix errors (Selby, 2014)|
|Generalisation||The skill to formulate a solution in generic terms so that it can be applied to different problems (Selby, 2014)|
DISTINCTIVE DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES
|Learning to Code Programme||
Students will learn the basics of programming concepts using
drag and drop blocks and work in teams to collaborate, design and create simple
Arduino Secondary 3 students will understand the basic principles on how to use microcontrollers with practical applications and skills on Arduino I/O interface, sensors and control.
We provide opportunities for students to translate their understanding into actions through the MEC competition and W6 CPA Shield Challenge.
|Media Computing Competition (MEC)||
|W6 CPA Shield Challenge||
HOMEWORK AND ASSESSMENT POLICY
To help students apply their learning and to help teachers identify gaps in learning, the CPA homework policy is designed to ensure that students will have sufficient hands-on and theory practice on the concepts/topic/skills taught.
Weekend Assignment in Workbook B: 30 minutes
Modes of Assessment Our students' CPA competence will be assessed through:
Formal graded assessment which includes Continuous Assessment (CA), e.g., assignments (practical), class-based tests & coursework, Common Tests and Semestral Assessment (SA).