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Computing Studies
Is it for me?
Click here to find out…
Advances in computing technology…
films
advertising
television
music
robots
computer games
information technology
simulations
Internet & email
mobile phone,mp3 player
msn,YouTube,Facebook
space exploration
advances in medicine
Lonely? Dull? Boring?
Only possible through teams working
together to:
discuss the project;
develop and design the solution;
develop and design the hardware;
build/write the software (programs);
test the solution;
maintain the system;
look to how it can be improved;
work within a budget…
Where does Computing Studies fit in?
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Taught at Standard Grade, Intermediate,
Higher & Advanced Higher
Information Technology and
Commercial Computer Processing
How the computer works
Web Page Creation
Artificial Intelligence - Robotics
and Automated Systems
Desktop Publishing
Software and Hardware –
everyday & specialist
Multimedia presentations Sound, animations & video
Virtual Reality in:
games, design and simulation
Communications, networks and
the Internet
Programming - creating different
types of software using a variety
of programming languages
Graphics including photo editing
Expert systems
At all levels:
Practical skills, theory, coursework and projects
Assessment Grade
This will be based on pupils’ best work…
2 non-programming tasks
1 Project
2 Programming tasks
How is it calculated?
Non-programming Project
1
2 1
2
1
1
Overall Grade
1
Programming
5 3 2 1
1
The Written Examination:
This assesses
1. KU – Knowledge and Understanding
2. PS – Problem Solving
This is combined with
3. PA – Practical Abilities
to give an overall award
Course contains:
Teaching & Learning Topics
Answering questions
Practical Task & Assessments
Reading & Internet Research
Pupil led classwork
Groupwork
Homework (including online)
Studying & Revision (including online)
Tests & Examinations
Digital film, animation, sound – could
you do better?
Computing Studies?
Well, is it for you?
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