S1 & S2 Computing

The S1 course is designed to provide a general introduction to Computing Science terms and concepts. It also encourages pupils to consider how to keep themselves and their computer safe when they are working, particularly when they are on-line, and all pupils are presented for the Scottish Qualification Authority's "Internet Safety" qualification. The S2 course builds on the work done in S1, and the two together are designed to provide pupils with a sound basis for further study.

Both courses are designed with Curriculum for Excellence outcomes and experiences in mind. Pupils are given a brief introduction to theory which is followed by practical tasks. Homework is an essential aspect of learning which is used to reinforce class work and to introduce new concepts.

Topics studied in S1 and S2 include:

  • Coding
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Systems
  • Internet Safety