This book provides comprehensive coverage of the theory content of the core units of the Intermediate 2 Computing course provided by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Written specifically to match the arrangements documents, the nine mandatory topics within Software Development and Computer Systems (representing 65% of the external examination) are presented in an attractive, full colour textbook. Written in a highly-accessible and engaging style, this book provides an up to date and attractive resource, enabling students to prepare fully for all of the core content areas of the course. Regular sets of Key Points and Questions are provided, as well as a Glossary, to aid knowledge consolidation and understanding. Answers are freely available online at http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/intcompanswers.
John Walsh started teaching Biology and General Science in 1976 in St. Michael's Academy, Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He gained an additional teaching qualification in Computing, and began teaching Computing in 1986, and in 1991 was appointed to the post of Principal Teacher of Computing in St. Andrew's Academy in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. He is currently the Principal Teacher of Computing at St Matthew's Academy, Saltcoats. He has considerable experience in working with the Scottish Examination Board (now SQA), first as a marker, then assistant examiner, assistant national development officer, working group secretary, panel member, moderator and vetter.