S2 Computing Science
Our S2 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 2 – Animation and Internet security
Unit 3 – Databases and the law
Unit 5 – Programming with Livecode
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. These results are also used to inform decisions about likely progression in S4, when pupils who choose to remain in the Computing Department will study Computing Science at either National 4 or National 5 Levels.
S2 Synopsis booklet will be available using an S2 pupil MS365 account by June 2017.
Quicktime videos of the presentations used in class will be available using an S2 pupil MS365 account by June 2017.
ThinkUknow at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_13
Stykz at http://www.stykz.net
BBC microbit at https://www.microbit.co.uk
Livecode program at https://livecode.com
Codecademy at https://www.codecademy.com