Computing Science

Latest News: 22 March 2020 2:55pm

After the announcement by the First Minister this afternoon, there is a change of plan for Monday & Tuesday this week. Higher students should NOT come into school to complete the Higher assignment. More information on what will happen next will be issued soon.

Latest News: 20 March 2020 10:30am

Good morning everyone. I know you will all be a bit gutted with the news about the exams being cancelled – please know that we are too! We are very proud of how hard you have all worked this session and it is a real shame that you will not get to demonstrate this effort in your final exam 😔

I am sure you are all aware that one part of the Education Minister’s speech stated that ALL coursework has to be submitted to the SQA as per the timeline before the Coronavirus problem. Some of you have completed all the tasks needed for your coursework (well done!), whilst some of you have been self-isolating at home. I have discussed the issue of incomplete coursework with Mr Sherry and we are in agreement that an invitation should be issued to all students who still need to finish this task to come into school next Monday and Tuesday (23rd and 24th March) where you can be isolated within a class in the IT corridor to complete this task. If you still have a problem with these arrangements, could you please contact me using the email address I have posted on our Google Classroom page.

Arrangements for working from home during Covid-19 Outbreak:

  • S2 Computing
    • Students will be allocated tasks using Scratch online version and other computational thinking tasks. Check Google Classroom for latest set of tasks. All students have been sent an invitation to join. If you have not received this, the code to join is: s4kia7
  • S3 Computing
    • Students have been given a set of tasks to complete on HTML. Check Google Classroom for the resources to complete this unit of work, as well as deadlines for the completion of each section of work.
    • Mrs McWilliams class code: 2g2zdpg
    • Mrs McEwans class code: iyuong5
  • National 4 Computing Science
    • Students will be allocated a set of computational thinking tasks to complete.
  • National 5 Computing Science
    • Students need to complete the Computer Systems topic of work. All resources for this topic have been posted on Google Classroom including powerpoints, worksheets, web resources and past paper questions. All pupils have already signed up with this group.
    • Additional tasks to aid in exam revision will be posted regularly using Google Classroom.
  • Higher Computing Science
    • Students are currently completing the Higher Assignment task. The due date for the completion of this task is 23rd April but must be completed in school under staff supervision.
    • Students need to complete the Computer Systems topic of work. All resources for this topic have been posted on Google Classroom including powerpoints, worksheets, web resources and past paper questions. All pupils have already signed up with this group.
    • Additional tasks to aid in exam revision will be posted regularly using Google Classroom.

Keyboard with LEARN

All Computing Science courses enable learners to develop a range of basic computing  and computational thinking skills, including skills in analysis and problem-solving, design and modelling , developing, implementing and testing digital solutions across a range of contemporary contexts.

Staff members:

  • Mrs F McEwan, Principal Teacher Computing
  • Mrs T McWilliams

Courses within the Computing Department include:

Broad General Education (S1 to S3) 

 Senior Courses (S4 to S6)

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