Computing Science prepares learners with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in the workforce and further or higher education in the 21st century.


Computing Science underpins the technology sector, which has made tremendous contributions to the economy, as well as numerous other economic sectors that depend on innovative, highly skilled computing science graduates. Computing touches everyone’s daily lives. Securing our cyber infrastructure, protecting national security, and making our energy infrastructure more efficient are among numerous issues dependent upon computing, computing literacy and a strong computing workforce.


In Alva Academy, pupils develop their problem solving and computational thinking skills by undertaking computing science courses.  Pupils who take on secondary school computing classes demonstrate improved readiness for post-secondary studies.



Courses Taught


S1/3 CfE IT course taught collaboratively with the Business Education Department with the concept of enterprise underpinning the course.  Pupils are introduced to software applications, games development and business tasks.
S4-6 National 3, 4, 5, Higher Computing Science




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