Sixth Form Campus
09 Sept 2024
An underpinning subject for science and engineering fields, computer science is also key for anyone looking to go into the mobile and gaming industries.
A primary skill that will be developed is the ability to think logically. As with mathematics, in computer science the answer is either correct or incorrect. Using logic to achieve the answer is a key skill; however, we will also look at artificial intelligence where it is possible to achieve an answer that is not quite correct.
You can take part in a work experience placement and workshops in areas such as CV writing, creating an online professional image and interview skills. Volunteering through the National Citizen Service or participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award can set you apart from the rest.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in GCSE maths, and grade 5 or above in computer science if taken at GCSE.
You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.
Two written examinations at the end of year 2 and a piece of coursework.
You can progress to university with some of the directly related progression courses including software engineering, computer science, forensic computing, and computer games technology. Other courses are physics and maths-based disciplines. Apprenticeships in computer science and IT are also available, including higher apprenticeships.
Our exciting journey has taken a giant leap forward! This new website is the result of Highbury and Portsmouth College’s official merger, an ambitious move which is already creating significant benefits for the city and region.
The College is excited to announce the launch of TECH:TRUCK, the brand new mobile education and technology roadshow with the wheels set firmly in motion for a busy inaugural year touring local schools and community events.
“The thing I liked best was learning about the variety of roles and different jobs Vodafone have in their workplace. I discovered surprising jobs that not many people know about.”Hallie Scobie
Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development)
Completed the Vodafone Innovators Virtual Work Experience placement
Year 10 pupils from Milton Cross Academy and St Edmunds Catholic School had great fun in the TECH:TRUCK during one of our taster sessions.
Jubilant students and staff are celebrating a return to pre-pandemic performances for A Level and Level 3 results released today.
It was great to welcome so many prospective students and their families to our October open events.