CfE Higher Computing Science

Entry Requirements

A pass at National 5 or the equivalent.

On-line course materials are provided by the Interactive University Scholar project which can be accessed from home as well as school.


Regular homework is used to assess progress throughout the course.

Each unit is divided into two Learning Outcomes. The learning outcomes are assessed by a short multiple choice end of topic test and a practical exercise.

Coursework on the two mandatory units is assessed with a 10 hour practical test. The coursework counts for 30% of your final mark.

The external examination in May covers all three units and counts for 70% of your final mark.

Homework should take at least 1 hour a week, and may be consolidation exercises, revision, research or exam preparation.