Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 4 & 5
Subject: Computer Science
First Teaching: September 2013
First Exam: June 2014
Provides full coverage of the National 4 & 5 course and is endorsed by SQA.
This comprehensive textbook provides full coverage of the Computing Science courses offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority at both National 4 and 5 levels. The book is divided into two core units of the syllabus, Software Design and Development and Information System Design and Development, and is attractively designed in full colour throughout.
- The first comprehensive book for National 4 and 5 Computing Science
- Written by the bestselling author of 'Standard Grade Computing Studies'
John Walsh is Principal Teacher of Computing in St. Andrew's Academy in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. He has considerable experience in working as a marker, assistant examiner, assistant national development officer, working group secretary, panel member, moderator and vetter.
Unit 1 Software Design and Development 1 Low-level operations and computer architecture 2 Computational constructs and data types and structures 3 Testing and documenting solutions 4 Algorithm specification 5 Design notations Unit 2 Information Systems Design and Development 6 Structures, links and testing 7 User interface 8 Media types 9 Coding 10 Purpose, features, functionality, users 11 Hardware and software requirements 12 Storage 13 Networking and connectivity 14 Security risks and precautions 15 Legal implications 16 Environmental impact Glossary Index