Leaving Certificate Computer Science – an A-Z Guide

Presented by: Frank Kehoe & Joe English PDST

On February 5th 2018, Minister Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills launched Leaving Certificate Computer Science. The subject is to be introduced to schools in a phased approach, with phase 1 set to commence in September 2018 in an initial set of 40 schools. 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. Computer Science is for all! This session will therefore be aimed at the wider CS community and not just phase 1 or current JCT coding teachers. It will participants give a broad overview of Leaving Certificate Computer Science from A-Z.

Presenter Biography:

Frank Kehoe and Joe English are both currently seconded as Advisors for Leaving Certificate Computer Science to the PDST.