Year 10 Computing Curriculum

Aylesbury UTC / Year 10 Computing Curriculum

Why should you study Computing ?

Firstly, the exciting specialism of Computing is an excellent opportunity to investigate how computers work and how they are used, and to develop computer programming and problem solving skills. Coupled with the fact that Bucks UTC has world-leading founding partners in the Computing . 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. Also offer opportunities for progression, placements and employment.

Furthermore, 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.

Computing Specialism

As well as the compulsory subjects, the  students choosing Computing also study all of the following level 2 BTEC courses. In essence, each BTEC is worth the equivalent of one GCSE.

Compulsory GCSEs

English (Language and Literature)


Science (Combined or Triple)

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Equally important listen to what some of our students say, why the UTC was the right place for them and how it changed their lives. Enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  and work rea


Information Technology BTEC Award

Unit 1 – The Online World
Unit 3 – E Portfolio
Unit 4 – Digital Animation
Unit 7 – Digital Video

Creative Media Production BTEC Award

Unit 1 – Digital Media sectors and Audiences
Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching
Unit 3 – Digital Moving Image Production
Unit 4 – Digital Audio Production

Student at computer

Computer Science OCR GCSE

Unit 1 – Computer Systems
Unit 2 – Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
Programming Project


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.


Finally, our University Technical College (UTC) provides a technical education enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  #LevelUp and work ready. 

Curriculum Maps

Curriculum maps set out the contents for each course or subject that your child will be studying throughout Year 10 and 11. [REPLACE THIS TEXT IS NECESSARY].