Computer Science

In St. Vincent’s Castleknock College for the academic year 2023/24, the students study Computer Science as a Transition Year module. They can also opt to choose Leaving Certificate Computer Science as a subject for their Leaving Certificate. This year, we have two year groups consisting of 5th and 6th years along with all TY students taking the Computer Science module.


The Leaving Certificate Computer Science courses mixes both coding and theory, thus encouraging a student to study the topics of Computer Science and then put them into practice.

Leaving Certificate Examination Information 

70% Written Examination

The Computer Science Leaving Certificate Exam takes place a bit earlierthan the other exams. It is usually held in late May.

30% Project (completed under the teacher’s supervision)

The Computer Science Coursework Project traditionally takes place around January. You are given a certain number of weeks to complete the project. The project is submitted before you sit the written exam.

Leaving Certificate Computer Science Topics 

– Python 

– History of Computing

– Analytics 

– Computer Systems 

– Modelling 

– HTML and CSS

– JavaScript

– Algorithms 

– Software Development 

– Databases

– Society and Ethics 

– Micro:bit 

TY Computer Science Module Topics 

– Python

– Algorithms

– Computer Systems

– Micro:bit

– The Internet and World Wide Web

– HTML and CSS

Recommendation of Resources


Computer Science for Leaving Certificate 

Authors: Brett A. Becker and Keith Quille

Publisher: Golden Key 

Leaving Certificate Computer Science Curriculum