The Computing Science Department has 4 teaching staff with the accommodation comprising three fully equipped computing labs of twenty pupil workstations as well as a dedicated computing lab for project work by S6 pupils.
Pupils follow a common course in S1 and S2, which helps them to develop Digital Literacy. Computing and ESafety skills. Pupil’s practical skills are developed by using a variety of software which offers progression into the National 5 course during S3 and S4. Pupils also complete the Added Value Unit for National 4 which in Computing Science takes the form of an assignment.
All S4 pupils this session attend the department each week where they will gain additional proficiency in packages such as Word Processing and Spreadsheets.
Other courses currently offered by the department are:
- Higher and Advanced Higher Computing Science
- ECDL (European Computer Driving License)
Extra Curricular and Support
The department also runs a number of Computing Clubs looking at:
- Further software development and providing open access to computer rooms
- The department runs a Girls Computing club to try and promote the increase of girls studying the subject and following a career in technology.
- We have recently founded a robotics club.
Members of the Computing Department are also available during lunch and after school to offer help and advice to staff and pupils. Catch up sessions for pupils studying are also available.