Course Code: ICS

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch teaches young people computational thinking and problem-solving using a powerful yet simple-to-use building block approach to software development. Using Scratch, students gain a better understanding of a career in IT and can make more informed CAO choices. On completion of this course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from the Irish Computer Society.

Scratch resources have been developed for both students at primary and second-level in Ireland by the Irish Computer Society. For gifted children, a huge range of international resources are available from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and used to further develop our children.
In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland's aspiring digital creators. Our children have an opportunity to enter this event annually.