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Computer Science

Computer Science

Computer Science is a leaving certificate subject offered in 5th and 6th year.

Learning outcomes for computer science

  • Computational thinking
  • Computers and Society
  • Design and Developing
  • Abstraction
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Data
  • Evaluating and testing

During the course students complete different applied learning tasks under the headings

  • Interactive Information systems
  • Analytics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Embedded Systems

Programming languages covered

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • CSS

Computer Science for all: Computer science is suitable for students who

  • Enjoy problem solving and puzzels
  • Are logical
  • Enjoy math and science (*it’s not necessary to excel at these to take computer science)
  • Enjoy art or are creative
  • Have an interest in computers, technology and design

Practical information

2 year Leaving Certificate course

30% coursework exam: set out in December by SEC and completed over 10 weeks.

70% End of year exam (takes place in May of 6th year)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 2 papers: A and B: Written exam and C: Computer Based Exam

Sample work

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