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Computing SCIENCE




Currently the Computing Science Department offer the following courses:


S1 - All pupils take Computing Science in S1 for one period a week as part of their BGE curriculum.


S2 - All pupils take Computing Science in S2 for one period a week as part of their BGE curriculum.


S3 - Pupils may select Computing Science in S3 as part of their choices.  This course runs for the whole year and is for 3 periods a week.  The 3 main units of this course are: Software Design & Development (Programming - using the language Python), Web Design & Development (in HTML) and Database Design & Development (Microsoft Access DB).  Some Computer Systems work will also be covered, so explaining how a computer works.  This is all in preparation for choosing N5 Computing Science in S4.



Senior School - Senior school pupils may select Computing Science at the following levels, provided that appropriate prior learning has been covered:


National 5


Advanced Higher



In addition, we may be in a position to offer the following SQA NPA courses:


PC Passport - L4/5/6

Cyber Security - L4/L5/6