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Computer Science

Computer Science is central to Corby Technical School's technical ethos, fostering problem-solving skills and a deep understanding of computer systems and software development. These technical skills, combined with our dedication to cultivating transferable skills through collaborative learning and emulating industry practices, prepare our students to be highly employable in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

The department offers various extracurricular activities, including clubs aiming to help students develop transferable technical skills while providing insights into various technical careers.

Our Computer Science department comprises subject specialists with diverse industry backgrounds. We prioritize excellent teaching and accessible high-quality resources. An online resource bank using Microsoft Teams enables students to continue learning beyond the classroom. Lessons are designed to cater to all ability levels, ensuring that every student can experience success and challenge.

Our curriculum is carefully structured to build core knowledge progressively, with each module building on previous learning. Our programming curriculum emphasizes practice in multiple languages, increasing in difficulty and complexity as students advance each academic year. We prepare students to use industry-standard programming languages for applications beyond the classroom, encouraging them to embrace failure as a learning opportunity.

In both our classroom and broader curriculum, we instil in students an understanding of moral and ethical considerations specific to the digital world and technical industries. This focus ensures that our students become responsible digital citizens, upholding core British values both inside and outside of school.

At KS4, students study OCR (J276) GCSE Computer Science. 

At KS5, students study OCR (H446) A Level Computer Science.