Advanced Higher Computing Science (Course Code: C716 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Computing Science?

Computing science is vital to everyday life – on social, technological and economic levels. It shapes the world in which we live and its future. Computing is embedded in the world around us, from systems and devices in our homes to our places of work. It has also changed the way we learn, relax, travel and communicate.

Learning computing science will give you many benefits apart from learning about technology. You will learn valuable transferable work and life skills, such as being able to solve problems in a logical way, think creatively and handle information.

The skills you learn in this course are useful in lots of different job areas. These include science, communications, entertainment, education, business and industry.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises two compulsory units and an assessment.

Software Design and Development (12 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Information System Design and Development (12 SCQF points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment consists of two components with a total of 150 marks:

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?