St Brigid's College, Loughrea

Computer Science


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

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