St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Computer Science

Teacher

Colette Plower

Computer Science is the study of computers and computer programming. The Leaving Certificate Computer Science course introduces students to problem-solving using programming and computational knowledge. The course develops an understanding of fundamental concepts of computer science and technology’s role in society. Through applied exercises, students will develop practical skills while working in teams to create functioning computer applications.

Computing technology now influences every part of society; it is key to our lives. The knowledge and skills learned will be valuable to the student regardless of whether they pursue a career in technology or not.

Why Study Computer Science

  • The course will teach skills which are highly in demand in the economy and will equip students to navigate the practical and ethical challenges of an increasingly technology-driven society.
  • If you want to pursue a career in tech fields such as software programming, data analytics or information technology, this course would be a useful step in that career path.
  • Students who don’t have a set career in mind should not dismiss the course, the skills and knowledge developed will be useful in all walks of life. Almost all career paths now involve working with technology in some way.

Course Structure

  • Programming Languages studied:
    • Micro:bit
    • HTML
    • JavaScript
    • Python
  • Coursework – 30% Project completed in Leaving Cert
  • Final Exam at the end of May:
    • Section A+B are written
    • Section C is a programming Exam on the computer.
  • ALTs – Applied Learning Tasks:
    • There are 4 projects completed over 5th year and LC. The content of the course is taught through these projects.

Computer Science Information Booklet

Events
Jan
31 2023
LC Mock Exams
Feb
13 2023
February Mid Term
Mar
16 2023
School Closed
Mar
17 2023
St. Patricks Day
30-Jan-2023
Well done to our students and staff members who participated in RTE's Mass on Sunday this morning celebrated by Monsignor Cathal Geraghty.
27-Jan-2023
Congratulations to our Cadet B Boys who are the All-Ireland Champions for 2023 after beating Mountrath Community School 2-1 in the final played in NUIG today.
27-Jan-2023
And that's a wrap! Congratulations to everyone involved in our very successful run of Beauty and the Beast - The Musical, which closed with a super final night on Friday last. Well done to our Transition Year students who were excellent throughout.
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St Brigid's College, Loughrea
Baunoge,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway,
Ireland

091 841 919

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