Pupils will work through units of work that cover Experiences and Outcomes from Level 4 of the Computing curricular area from Curriculum for Excellence.
Pupils will study Computing for one period each week.
The units of work in the course include:
- Programming with Visual Basic
- Computer Systems
- Stopmotion Animation Techniques
- Network Security Issues
Timeline for S3 Computing Course
|Aug-Sept||Computer Systems – Investigating the hardware required to build a computer system, including input, out and backing store devices.
|Two written theory tasks||A Theory test at the end of the unit.
A Practical investigation.
|Oct – Dec||Stop-Motion Animation – This unit builds on the skills developed in S2. Pupils will develop a deeper understanding of some animation techniques and will plan, design and construct a stop-motion animation of their choice.
|Three tasks, including planning and design for animations to be completed in class.||A Theory test at the end of the unit.
A group project.
|Jan – Mar||Programming with Visual Basic – Pupils will develop their programming skills from S2 by completing a series of tasks using a more complex programming language called Visual Basic.
|Three or four theory tasks||A folio of completed programs.|
|Apr – May||Network Security –Investigating computer viruses and how to protect a computer from harm.
|To be confirmed||A Theory test at the end of the unit.|