Computing Science Higher


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Higher Computing Science will build on your existing computing skills and introduce you to an advanced range of computational processes and thinking and develops a rigorous approach to the design and development process across a variety of contemporary contexts. You will gain an awareness of the importance that computing professionals play in meeting the needs of society today and for the future, in fields which include science, education, business and industry. This course is studied online and can be taken from home.


Level SCQF 6


  • Online, Tuesday evenings 6-9pm. (Optional tutorial 5-6pm) Course open to public.


  • Highland Council Virtual School
  • Evening course - Blended Online Learning

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

This course introduces learners to:

  • Software Design and Development
  • Computer Systems
  • Database Design and Development
  • Web Design and Development

What next...

On successful completion you might consider progressing onto HNC Computing or HNC Digital Design & Web Development which is the first year of our BSc (Hons) Computing & BSc (Hons) Interactive Media degree programmes.


Entry requirements...

Pupils are expected to have achieved National 5 Maths, English, Computing Science and a science or computing related subject such as Admin and be working towards Higher Maths.