Well done to the following pupils who have been recognised for achievement in the Computing Department:




  • Kirsty Pike
  • Emma Fawcett
  • Alex Tully
  • David Taggart
  • Rakib Ahmed
  • Shannon DeMarco
  • Jordan Rowlands
  • Rachelle McQueen
  • Scott Robertson
  • Rakib Ahmed

S1-2 Computer Club

Do you want to:
  • Write computer programs
  • Design and produce computer games
  • Create podcasts
  • Design and publish websites
  • Learn about the latest technology
  • And much more…
Then come along to the Forrester High School S1-2 Computer Club.

Starts: Monday 31st October
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Place: Computing Room 2

Every Fortnight

Int 2 and Higher Computing Blogroll

All of our Intermediate 2 and Higher Computing pupils maintain their own blog, which is updated weekly with what they have learned in the week.  The following is a blogroll of all our senior pupil blogs.

Intermediate 2 Computing Blogs

Higher Computing Blogs

Recognising Achievement

Every 5-6 weeks we recognise the achievement of our learners in the Computing Department.  Mr Cunningham and Mr Anderson select 5 pupils each who they feel deserve recognition for their good work and effort. Each pupil will get their own postcard sent home.




Well done to:

Craig Burns (5B1)

Jamie Renwick (2B1)

Chelsea Hoy (2R1)

Lee Meston (6B2)

Kerr Anderson (5R2)

Lucy Falconer (2R2)

Arran Breckenridge (2R2)

Emma Lawrence (5T1)

Calum Duff (5T2)

Welcome back

Welcome back to the Forrester High School Computing Department blog for session 2011-12.  There will be lots of exciting things happening in the department this year so keep coming back to our blog.  Among other things, this year we hope to:




  • design and produce more exciting computer games
  • introduce Google 20% time
  • start a computing club
  • develop our S2 Curriculum for Excellence course
  • learn even more new skills, technologies and programming languages

S4-6 Coursework

Computing is a practical subject, and a number of our courses are partly assessed by a practical coursework task.  These courses are shown below, together with the percentage of the final mark which the coursework component is worth:

  • Advanced Higher Computing (40%)
  • Higher Computing (30%)
  • Higher Information Systems (30%)
  • Int 2 Computing (30%)
  • Int 2 Information Systems (30%)

All senior pupils will be working on their coursework tasks when they return from study leave (w/c 7 Feb), and  the week following the February holiday (w/c 21 Feb).


Image: Computer Testing by kodomut

Exam preparation for S3 -S6

The Easter holiday traditionally has been the time Scottish pupils ‘bite the bullet’ and settle into a regime of personal study for the SQA exams.

In Computing we look for students to show some common sense! A few minutes, as often as possible, spent going over the Units of work, noting down any topics or features they are not sure about so they can discuss after the holiday with their teacher.

Make use of the Internet as well as their notes with visits to Revise computing and Bitesize as well as other school based sites.

The Bogs and Wikis will also help.