Menu Menu

Computer Programming Club

The computing programme club  is aimed at students with a strong GCSE profile who aspire to study Computing, IT, Maths and Science related areas at degree level with the intention of working towards these professional occupations in the future. Computing is an area of potential growth in the future.

Who should follow the computing programme?

To access this elective, you will primarily need to have an interest in computing. There is no minimum grade requirement and students take part in the computing club from a wide range of subjects. You will be expected to be self motivated and keen to work independently as well as in a group.

You will develop the following employment skills:

  • Ability to communicate orally at a high level
  • Patience
  • Logical thinking
  • Team work
  • Project planning
  • Responsibility
  • Independent working
  • Independent learning

What will this elective lead to after Computing programming?

All the skills and knowledge gained from the programme will support students in their application to study Computing and IT related courses. The elective is designed to support students in gaining the work experience they need to apply, as well as the skills they need to perform at interview and gain an offer of a place on their chosen course.

What can I expect to learn?

Autumn term – First year

  • The opportunity to learn and experience a wide range of programming languages – Unity, Python and VB
  • Opportunity for independent learning
  • Team working aspects
  • Design, build and use the Raspberry Pi
  • Sessions to develop communication skills

Spring term – First year

  • Opportunity to study further computing languages of your own choice
  • Development of a project to solve a problem and meet necessary require

Summer term – First year

  • Understand computer hardware and computer components
  • Use a wide range of software to develop projects and meet the requirements of a brief

Autumn term – Second year

  • Work within a team and develop programmes to solve real life scenarios
  • Develop projects and programmes which meet specific

Spring term – Second year

  • Individual project work in an aspect of your choice
  • Advice on UCAS and financial support