S1 Computing Science
Our S1 course follows the Experiences and Outcomes outlined in A Curriculum for Excellence.
Teacher-led discussion, cooperative group work and formative assessment strategies are used to give pupils the opportunity to demonstrate and improve their knowledge, practical skills and skills for learning, life and work.
Pupils undertake a written test at the end of the following units
Unit 1 – Computer Hardware and Internet usage
Unit 2 – Animation and Internet security
Unit 4 – Programming and databases
There will also be a course test in June
Practical work will be assessed throughout the year by the class teacher and by their peers.
Recording & Reporting
The written tests and practical project results form the basis for the comments in the pupil report issued to parents in June.
S1 Synopsis booklet will be available using an S1 pupil MS365 account by June 2017.
Quicktime videos of the presentations used in class will be available using an S1 pupil MS365 account by June 2017.
Childnet international at http://www.childnet.com/resources
ThinkUknow at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13
Animation and programming
Download Scratch at https://scratch.mit.edu/scratch_1.4