The department offers a range of subjects all taught in a suite of purpose built air-conditioned classrooms. As well as the academic subjects (BTEC L2 and L3 ICT, and GCE Computer Science), we also provide the chance to study 3d computer modelling including the opportunity to complete an extended project qualification.
Courses Offered by the Department
A Level Computer Science
Computer Science is the key to knowing how all the computers around you (phones, cars, the internet of things, as well as regular tablets, laptops and desktops) work and communicate with each other. This course aims to develop your understanding of the nature and principles of Computer Science, as well as your ability to design and write programs. Your major coursework project, undertaken in the second year, is your chance to showcase your skills and write an app from scratch.
BTEC L3 ICT
This course covers I.T. Systems, Data Management, Social Media in Business and Website Development. It is ideal for students who wish to develop and enhance their understanding of the use of IT within the business environment to solve business orientated problems. Coursework accounts for a significant proportion of the course.
BTEC L2 ICT
This course is an ideal preparation for studying Level 3 ICT and focuses on database design and living in the digital world. Coursework accounts for the majority of the course.
Studied over 2 years: in the first year you get loads of experience using professional quality 3d modelling software to make your own creations (monsters, chess pieces etc.); in the second year you research a model that you would like to make and in the process leading from idea to creation do an extended project qualification (EPQ).
Trips and Visits
Lecturers and returning ex-students from a range of universities and businesses visit each year to give talks to students on university level topics and business opportunities.
Please see our Courses page for full details of all the courses offered by the college.