Love the children … and make a great effort to improve their education
and raise it to as high a degree as possible. Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey

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

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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

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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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20 2024
Summer Exams
22 2024
TY Graduation (TBC)
24 2024
TY Camino Trip
25 2024
6th year Maths Clinics
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

01 821 3317
01 821 4061

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