Computing Science

The S3 Computing Science course offers a stimulating study of computers and their uses.  It is an ideal vehicle for engaging pupils in problem-solving activities and providing them with further opportunities to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.  Computing Science pupils will undertake a wide range of practical activities, enhancing their skills in the use of a variety of different applications.

Course Outline

The course covers two main areas:

  • Software Design & Development


Application development using Visual Basic, games development using Scratch, intelligent system programming using Lego Mindstorms.

  • Information System Design & Development


Multimedia development – sound and image manipulation, animations, website development using HTML, CSS and Javascript, information systems hardware and security.

Additional Information

Progress with the course will be measured through completion of project work.  Several projects will be undertaken throughout the year. 

Homework will be issued regularly to reinforce the concepts covered in the course.  In addition to this, pupils will be tested on their knowledge and understanding and problem solving in end of unit tests. 

In the Computing Science Department we aim to provide each pupil the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability and so pupils are involved in monitoring progress and setting targets to address their development needs and inform their next steps.

For further information please contact -  Mrs Teresa Summers, PT of Computing and Business Education.