Computing Science at National 5 will help candidates to understand computational processes and thinking. It covers a number of unifying themes that are used to explore a variety of specialist areas, through practical and investigative tasks. The course highlights how computing professionals are problem-solvers and designers, and the far-reaching impact of information technology on our environment and society.
SQA N5 Computing: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56923.html
SQA Higher Computing: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/56924.html
The course has four areas of study:
Software design and development – develop programming and computational-thinking skills by implementing practical solutions and explaining how these programs work.
Computer systems – develop an understanding of how data and instructions are stored in binary form, basic computer architecture, and security precautions that can be taken to protect computer systems.
Database design and development – apply computational-thinking skills to analyse, design, implement, test, and evaluate practical solutions, using a range of development tools such as SQL.
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