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Computing Science

Welcome to the Computing Science Department. We aim to develop our pupils’ interest and enjoyment of Computing Science as well as to teach them the skills that they will need both at school and beyond.

The development of Computing Science over the last few decades has been spectacular in both speed and scope. It has an effect on all aspects of our lives at home, at school and in the workplace. Computing Science encompasses a very wide field of study and provides us with many powerful hardware and software tools; the skills to use these tools effectively and to develop new and more sophisticated tools are increasingly in demand for a huge range of careers.

Computing Science is studied by all pupils in S1 and S2 at The Glasgow Academy. Beyond that, the department offers National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Computing Science courses for Third to Sixth Year pupils. You can find out more about our courses, and about other aspects of the Computing Science Department, by clicking on the links in the menu on the right.

This video tells you more about studying computing science at Glasgow Academy: