Computing Science – National 5

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The course has two main component areas:

Software Design and Development.

In this component you will:

  • learn, understand and solve problems in software design and development
  • develop computational thinking and programming skills by implementing practical solutions and explaining how these programs work
  • learn how data and instructions are stored in binary form and basic computer architecture
  • develop an awareness of different contemporary software development languages/environments.

Information System Design and Development.

In this component you will:

  • learn, understand and solve problems in information system design and development through practical and investigative tasks
  • apply computational thinking skills to implement practical solutions using a range of development tools
  • develop an understanding of the technical, legal and environmental issues related to one or more information systems.

Assessment:

Your work will be assessed on an ongoing basis throughout the course to support learning and evaluate progress.

Items of work might include:

  • practical work – such as developing and testing your own short program
  • written work – such as producing a short detailed report.

The course assessment for this course consists of two components:

  • question paper (110 marks)
  • assignment (50 marks).

For the assignment component, you will be asked to analyse a computing problem, design and implement a solution, and produce a short report on how you tested it. Your assignment will be set and marked externally by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

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

The course assessment is graded A-D.

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