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Mr M Sands – Teacher of Computing & Mathematics
Mr I Jeffrey – Teacher of Computing & Mathematics
In S1 pupils work on the following:
· Glow and Google Classroom
· Word processing & creating a hierarchical file structure
· Cyber Safety
· Programming with Scratch
In S2 pupils work on the following:
· Web Development with HTML
· Python Programming
· Computer Systems
In S3 students can choose to study both Computing Science and NPA Computer Games Development.
In S3 Computing students design, create and test digital solutions using:
· Programming (Python)
They also develop their understanding and knowledge of Computer Systems.
This qualification is made up of 3 units and comprises 18 SCQF credits. Students develop their knowledge in the subject area of computer games. They will develop skills in problem solving, computer programming and computational thinking skills. The course stimulates interest in STEM subjects and encourages them to consider careers in Computer Science. The course can be studied by itself or in addition to Computing Science. At NPA levels 4 & 5 the project uses Scratch and at level 6 Greenfoot is used.
This course is assessed through a portfolio of student work.
SCQF credit points
Computer Games: Design
Computer Games: Media Asssets
Computer Games: Development
The course consists of 24 SCQF credit points at level 4. The course is internally assessed. There is no final exam. The course has 3 main areas of study.
Software Design and Development
Information System Design and Development
Added Value Unit
Both courses consists of 24 SCQF credit points at level 5 and level 6, which includes time for preparation for course assessment. The course assessment has two components.
Component 1: question paper
o Nat 5 (2 hours)
o Higher (2h 30min)
Component 2: assignment
Each course has four areas of study
· Software design and development
· Computer systems
· Database design and development
· Web design and development
All students have the opportunity to complete the Bebras Challenge in November of each year.
National 5 and Higher Supported Study Thursday lunch room 411.
BBC Bitesize Nat 5 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zfs3kqt
BBC Bitesize Higher https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zxmh34j
SQA Computing Science https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56923.html
W3 Schools https://www.w3schools.com/
Bebras Challenge https://www.bebras.uk/
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