We've been working on a new introductory computing unit for some time now, and I am pleased to say that I carried out my final edits on it this afternoon.
The unit has still to be validated but I don't think much, if anything, will change so this version is pretty much the one you will see on the SQA website in the near future.
It's an interesting unit. It's firmly aimed at beginners, and it's very up-to-date, covering desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It's the first qualification to mention the Raspberry Pi.
The aim of the unit is to provide a modern, interesting and enjoyable introduction to computing in the 21st Century, covering essential skills and foundation knowledge. I hope it does that.
Contact Hilary if you want to know more about this new qualification.