Why should you study Computing?

Firstly, the Computing specialism is an excellent opportunity to investigate how computers work and how they are used. It also develops computer programming and problem solving skills. Aylesbury UTC has world-leading founding partners in the IT and Computing industry to support this. Moreover, these employers help us develop the curriculum and influence what we teach to our students. Consequently, this improves students’ employability and transferable skills. Secondly, all sponsors support the UTC, providing guidance to students plus information about career paths, skills and knowledge. They also offer opportunities for progression, placements and employment. The Computing curriculum maps are available on the Curriculum Intent pages HERE

All students joining in Year 10 will work towards completing their GCSEs alongside their choice of Computing specialism.

Ofsted say: In GCSE computing and vocational information and communications technology (ITC) lessons, teaching .. is .. strong.

If you have any questions, please contact us, or apply now to join in September 2024.

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Computing BTEC Courses

You study a range of topics in Year 10 and 11 Computing. These include digital film and audio, computer science, programming and animation. A list of the BTEC Level 2 units can be found below. Aside from Computing, there are also regular employer engagement opportunities. Also, you partake in 2 hours of sport every week.

BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Digital Information Technology 

 Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

 Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data 

Effective Digital Working Practices 

Digital media green room equipment

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production

Exploring Media Production

Developing Digital Media Production Skills

Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

Student at computer

OCR J277 Computing GCSE (9-1) 

Computer systems 

Computational thinking, algorithms, and programming

AUTC students at CISCO learning about Cyber Security

Our GCSE in Computer Science is engaging and practical, encouraging creativity and problem solving. It encourages students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. Students also analyse problems in computational terms and devise creative solutions by designing, writing, testing and evaluating programs.

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