“I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They’re tools of communication, they’re tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.”
Mr Mark Paton
Computing Science is currently available to pupils in S3.
The Computing Science course covers a common core of concepts which underpin the study of computing science and explores the role and impact of contemporary computing technologies. The course aims to develop computational thinking skills in four main topic areas which are – Software Development, Computer Systems, Database Design and Web Technologies. Pupils will develop problem solving skills while they learn how to read and write code and produce their own digital solutions independently and cooperatively. The course will also develop an understanding of how computing devices work and how digital data such as photographs, sound and video are stored. Meanwhile pupils will develop a range of transferable skills, which opens up a wide range of career and study opportunities.