Computer Science

We are delighted to be able to offer a new senior cycle subject to our students. Columba College introduced Computer Science in September 2021.

Computer science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes. 

Leaving Certificate Computer Science includes how programming and computational thinking can be applied to the solution of problems, and how computing technology impacts the world around us. 

The specification is constructed into 3 strands, whose learning outcomes are interwoven. The 3 strands are: 

  • Practices and principles 
  • Core concepts
  • Computer science in practice


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.

It is an exciting and hands on subject that allows our students to develop computational and creativity skills.