Textbook: National 4&5 Computing Science (N4-5)

Details regarding National 4&5 Computing Science (N4-5) can be found via Amazon or Hodder Education.

Summary:
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 Systems 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’

Table of Contents:
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

About the Author(s):
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.

Textbook: National 5 Computing Science Success Guide

Details regarding National 5 Computing Science Success Guide can be found via Amazon or Leckie and Leckie.

This new National 5 Computing Success Guide retains all of the popular features of this tried and trusted series.

Colourful double-page spreads aid both comprehension and revision planning

Topics are broken down into small, easily managed sections, complemented with lots of diagrams and illustrations to aid retention

Quick Tests and Top Tips keep students focused on the exam’s precise demands

Guidance on how the new course and assessments are structured is included

A glossary presents all of the key terms and definitions essential for the exam, in one place, for quick reference

Revision checklists help you to manage and track your progress in the lead up to the exam

This National 5 Computing Success Guide will provide exam success for all abilities – from the revision experts.

Textbook: How to Pass National 5 Computing Science

Details regarding How to Pass National 5 Computing Science can be found via Amazon or Hodder Education.

Summary:
This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your National 5 exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success.

  • Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes
  • Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision technique
  • Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks

Table of Contents:
Unit 1 Software Design and Development

  • Chapter 1 Developing Software using Scratch
  • Chapter 2 Developing Software using Visual Basic
  • Chapter 3 Reading and Interpreting Code
  • Chapter 4 Low Level Operation and Structure
  • Chapter 5 Researching and Reporting

Unit 2 Information Systems Design and Development

  • Chapter 6 Creating an Information System
  • Chapter 7 Macros, Scripting and Markup Languages
  • Chapter 8 Adding Text, Sound, Graphics and Video
  • Chapter 9 Hardware
  • Chapter 10 Networks and Security
  • Chapter 11 The Law and the Environment

Added Value and the External Examination
Appendix
Index
Answers

About the Author(s):
Frank Frame is a Principal Teacher at a Scottish secondary school and an experienced Hodder Gibson author.

AOK Learning Computing Science Pupil Notes

AOK Learning has made pupil notes for Computing Science National 4 and National 4.

National 4 and 5 Computing Science Information Systems Design and Development Unit – Pupil Notes – 254 pages in standard fonts

National 4 and 5 Computing Science Software Design and Development Unit – Pupil Notes – 185 pages in standard fonts. Updated so that all exercises where students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of programming concepts now use Haggis pseudocode.