Nobody can deny the effect that computers have had on our life and society. From the internet to mobile phones, space travel to medical diagnostics, computers touch every aspect of our lives and have driven world change…


Duration: 2 years
Starting date: September 2018
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form


What will you do?

You’ll learn how systems work and develop the knowledge needed to write the software. Developing practical, analytical and programming techniques you’ll develop real skills that can be taken into industry or higher education.


How will you learn?

We deliver the course, fun, fast and humorous. We focus on practical, hands-on programming, teaching you how to design and develop software for the 21st century. The course will involve five 60 minute lessons per week.


How are you assessed?

Assessment will consist of 1 exam in the first year and 2 exams and practical course work project in the second year.


You need:

GCSE grade B/6 or above in maths, core science, additional science, and grade C/4 or above in English Language. You should have some previous experience of programming or a genuine drive to learn these skills.


What do you need to know?

We look at approaches to problem solving and how to break down complex notions into smaller, easier problems that can be quickly solved. Programming skills and understanding are essential to the course and whilst we teach you the basics, a genuine interest.


What’s next?

Expand your knowledge with further study at HND/C level or progress to a relevant degree programme. Future careers include consultancy, networking, computer programming, game or web design.


 How do I apply/enrol?


3 Reasons to join us

  • 100% success rate in second year Computing (13/14).
  • Computing Industry is growing 5 times faster than any other.
  • UK is struggling to recruit good Computing graduates i.e. plenty of job opportunities.


Destinations and Progress:

We are developing strong ties with Teesside University and there are clear progress paths onto their higher eduction programs.


Possible combination subjects:

Computer Science fits well with Maths and Physics.


What students say:

“Computing is a challenging but interesting course that I am being pushed to do my best in” “Computing is a very good course and I feel that I have made a lot of progress in it”

“Very approachable teacher