What encourages students to do well in school? Recognition and rewards go a long way so the ICT department has introduced a new reward system to celebrate students’ competency; badges are being awarded for mastery in various different aspects of computing.
The badges are designed to reward achievement of competency and celebrate new skills learnt. They make students try harder, do things differently and think outside the box.
Badges can be gained for:
Teaching other students computing
As Mr Porter tells GCA students...
"Doesn’t everyone want something to show for the work they do? Get thinking about how you can earn a badge and be able to say 'I’m a GCA computer scientist.'"
Mr Porter will be running a coding club at Highgate Primary School after half term. We'll post updates here so watch this space.