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Higher Computing

How does Higher Computing Science work?

  • Higher Computing Science is an SQA qualification.
  • As with all National, Higher and Advanced Higher courses, there's a Course Specification┬ádocument available that anyone can download.
  • The main SQA page is found at https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56924.html
  • You have an exam at the end and a practical coursework task you must complete in class
  • There are four units in the course

How does Higher Computing Science work?

  • The four units are:
    • Computer Systems
    • Database Design and Development
    • Software Design and Development
    • Web Design and Development
  • Teachers choose between Database Design and Development and Web Design and Development and you don't have to do both.

Homework

  • At Higher, you are expected to complete all homework tasks given. They are created for you own good and to help you pass this course.
  • You will be given homework regularly ranging from past papers to tasks created by your teacher
  • You should also be regularly revising over materials and working on your own revision (such as completing past papers on your own)

Develop a revision plan

  • One of the most useful things you can do early on is develop a revision plan that you can allocate certain time to certain subjects each day (this is called round-robin scheduling)
  • You can take this a step further and specify what areas you'd like to study in each subject when
Day 18.30 - 19.30 19.30 - 20.30
Monday French Maths
Tuesday Art French
Wednesday Computing English
Thursday Maths
Friday Computing

Develop a revision plan

  • One of the most useful things you can do early on is develop a revision plan that you can allocate certain time to certain subjects each day (this is called round-robin scheduling)
  • You can take this a step further and specify what areas you'd like to study in each subject when
Day 18.30 - 19.30 19.30 - 20.30
Monday French Maths
Tuesday Art French
Wednesday Computing English
Thursday Maths
Friday Computing

Using the course specification

  • The Course Specification document is a very useful tool for revision!
  • You can print it and tick off parts when you feel that you understand.
  • You can also use this to give you an understanding of what you are covering.

Ask for help!

I am happy to answer questions at any time so come and see me at break or lunch or even after school if you've got any questions. You can also email me if that's easier.

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Welcome to Higher Computing Science
© J Balfour
14:35 | 07-12-2023
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