S3 Computing Science

There are numerous Computing / IT related jobs in Scotland and the UK and they will still be available in the next few years. We are in a digital revolution and there is a need for qualified people to fill the spaces.

The following topics will be covered in S3:

  1. Make animated movies
  2. Design and write games using GameMaker
  3. You will be introduced into making Apps for your phones
  4. Research and presentation on two topics:
    1. Full internet security software to allow you to protect and use Computing technologies safely
    2. Emerging technologies and how they can be used in our daily lives and the work place
  5. Video editing: plan, film and edit your own movie
  6. An introduction into programming using Python Learning to code is seen as a highly important skill as it develops problem solving (logical thinking) and communication skills (valuable skills needed by employers)
  7. Make a website for choosing using Serif Web Plus: add pictures, galleries, text, videos, links, sound and more.

What key skills will I learn?

  • ICT skills for today‚Äôs world of work
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Progression

The course prepares pupils for qualifications in Computing Science at National 4 or National 5 in S4.