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iDEA Awards Launched

19 January 2024

NGHS Launches the iDEA Award

This week saw the start of the iDEA award at NGHS. Mr Ley and four current certificate holders; Lara C, Ellie H, Anna J and Analeigh B, (pictured above), led the school assemblies to promote it. It is a nationally recognised award that allows everyone, students and all, to develop their digital skills.

The digital world covers so many areas so there are five broad categories, pictured right, and the award is divided up into badges, each with a number of interactive tasks that you have to do. With each badge comes a number of points that goes towards the award, and when you have the required number of points, you get the award; either bronze, silver or gold.

iDEA carries the same UCAS points as the Duke of Edinburgh award and would enhance any CV or job application. Already, the take up has been tremendous, and the fruit of this is bound to enhance the education of all involved. It is open to everyone (no age limit), so parents, grandparents, have a go!

The vision is for anyone at NGHS to develop digital skills regardless of whether they have taken Computer Science for GCSE or not, and to be rewarded for it with a nationally recognised certificate.  Students should see Mr Ley for more information.

Mr M Ley, Teacher of Computing