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S1 Computing Science
Pupils in First Year at Blairgowrie High School are timetabled for one period of Computing Science per week. In their first year pupils will learn about basic Computer Systems, programming in Scratch, animation using Pivot and simple database structure.
S2 In Blairgowrie High School
In second year pupils follow a mainly Business course which encourages pupils to work in groups. There is a section of the course which looks at Cyber Security and emphasises how pupils are able to stay safe on-line.
S3 Computing Science
In their third year pupils spend more time looking at Computing Science. This is time tabled for three periods per week, The course starts with Computer Systems looking in some depth at Computer Systems, processor structure, buses and operating systems. Once this is concluded pupils will look at Website Design, then Programming in Scratch and Python and finally Database Design using Microsoft Access.
S4 Computing Science
In S4 pupils can study for a National 5 Computing Science. Puppils are time-tabled for four periods per week. Two single periods and one double period.
S5 / S6 Computing Science
In S 5 and S6 pupils can study for a National 5 Computing Science or Higher Computing Science. In the case of Higher Computing Science pupils will be time-tabled for five periods per week. Three single periods and one double period.
Higher Computing Science
Pupils can download a copy of Python 2.7. This will allow you to practice your programming skills!