Computer Science

Staff

    • Ms C Braisby – Curriculum Leader
    • Liz Dighton – Teacher
    • Stuart McFarlane – Teacher

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IT4U – Napier University

S4 pupils currently studying Computing Science in Boroughmuir took part in workshops on Lego robots, Cybersecurity and programming at this event on Wednesday 15th June.  All pupils enjoyed the eperience of visiting the Computer Science department and seeing what goes on in the university.

 

STEM for Girls


A group of 7 S2 girls along with some P7 pupils from South Morningside Primary attended a day long event at the National Museum designed to ecourage girls into engineering, science and technology careers.  Visiting speakers Lorna Gibson (Code Club), Naomi Mitchison (SELEX), Jenni Doonan (Clydespace) and Karen Langley (Virgin Media) talked and answered questions about their career choices and experiences. The Cabinet Secretary,  Angela Constance, gave the keynote speech.  The girls then took part in a competitive ‘Hackathon’ using a strategy app – Hakitzu. The closing plenary was given by Dr Reanne Millar about her work in marine science and her plans for an expidition to Antartica with a group of mainly female scientists.  A great day!

 Hour of Code

S6/7 pupils from Bruntsfield, South Morningside and Buckstone primary schools visited the Computing Science department to participate in the Global initiative ‘Hour Of Code’. HourofCode
This initiative is trying to encourage young people accross the globe to learn about ‘computational thinking’ and start to code their own games and animations.  The pupils taking part enjoyed the activities and demonstrated some very good skills!

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Courses
S1-3 Broad General Education
S4-5 National 4 & National 5 Computing Science
S5-6 Higher Computing Science
NPA Digital Media
NPA Games Development

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Resources
New textbooks have been purchased for the new NQ courses:
Bright Red – National 5 Computing Science
National 5 Speciment Papers – Hodder Gibson

 

Higher Revision Sessions

These will begin on Tuesday 8th November 3.30 – 4.15.
Practise exam technique for SDD in preparation for the prelim!

S1 Coding Club

The images below show the busy S1 club on a Thursday.  A room full of pupils constructing their own games helped along by older pupils.

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