Leaving Certificate Computer Science – an A-Z Guide for Phase 2 Schools

Presented by: Frank Kehoe and Tony McGennis

Leaving Certificate Computer Science was introduced to schools in a phased approach – Phase 1 commenced in September 2018 in a initial set of 40 schools. Phase 2 will be open to all interested schools from 2020.

Leaving Certificate Computer Science aims to develop and foster the learner’s creativity and problem solving, along with their ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Students will apply the fundamental practices and concepts of Computer Science and develop an appreciation of the diverse role of computing technology in society and the environment in which they live. Studying Computer Science will nurture students’ interests and passions and empower them to engage confidently and actively with the world.

This session will be aimed at the wider CS community but will also focus on schools who are planning to apply for Phase 2 rollout in 2020. It will give participants a broad overview of Leaving Certificate Computer Science from A-Z.

Presenter Biography:

Frank Kehoe, Joe English and Tony McGennis are all currently seconded as Advisors for Leaving Certificate Computer Science to the PDST.