S3 Computing Science
Our S3 course follows the level 4 Experiences and Outcomes outlined in A Curriculum for Excellence – Technologies Curriculum Area.
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 how it works
Unit 2 – Databases
Unit 3 – Networks and Computer implications
Practical work will be assessed throughout the year by the class teacher.
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.
S3 Synopsis booklet will be available using an S3 pupil MS365 account by September 2016.
Quicktime videos of the presentations used in class will be available using an S3 pupil MS365 account by September 2016.
BBC Bitesize at http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z49w6sg
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