At KS5 we provide two pathways.
- A-Level Computer Science (OCR exam board)
- BTEC Level 3 in Digital Games Production
Both courses prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to future careers or higher education studies in IT or Computer Science.
Computer Science A Level is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention with logic and the ability to think critically. This course aims to give students an understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation, including writing programs.
For BTEC, we cover the following units in order: 3D animation, 3D modelling, 3D environments, digital games production and digital media skills. This enables students to learn how to create and manipulate assets before creating their own 3D game