As a department, we are looking to deliver alternative courses for some of our pupils. Our reasoning is as follows. As a school, we deliver National 5 and Higher Computing Science. Occasionally, after one or two unit tests or a prelim, it becomes obvious that a candidate may struggle with these qualifications. Traditionally, they have dropped to level 4 or if they were a Higher candidate, they use the time to work on their other subjects.
We are looking for aligned courses that we can perhaps deliver instead. By aligned, I mean courses that have similar knowledge and skills. We are not looking at delivering a new, different, course in three months! Ideally we are looking for qualifications that have no final exam. We would aim to deliver any content not covered in Nat 5 or Higher and try to get the candidate through the assessments. This would mean that a candidate would leave us, after several years, with a Computing qualification.
My question is; does anyone know of courses that have similar content to Nat 5 and Higher that have no final exam that we could perhaps get the pupils through?