Year 10 and 11 Computing Curriculum

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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. Bucks 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.

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 2022.


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 work ready!

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.

Year 10 Computing

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.