Computing & IT

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Available Courses:

BTEC Diploma, Extended Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma

This subject will suit you if:

  • You enjoy practical work.
  • You want to find out more about how computers are used in the workplace and in society.
  • You want to learn how to use a range of IT application packages.

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AS and A Level

  • You have good grades in Maths.
  • You have an analytical mind and enjoy problem solving.
  • You are interested in learning to program computers.
  • You are interested in learning the science behind how computers work.
  • You want to go beyond the PC!

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Success Story – Daniel Sykes

Daniel is now a post-doctoral research associate at Imperial College. His post involves some teaching, conducting experiments (eg with robots or software) writing up the results and, when papers are published, attending conferences with other researchers from all over the world.

He says of OSFC “My abiding memory is of the warmth and humour of the teachers and the sense that they really wanted to give you the best chance in life.”

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Computing, Maths, Electronics, Physics, Further Maths, General Studies

After OSFC:

University of Manchester – BSc Computer Science
Imperial College London – MSc Advanced Computing
Imperial College London –
PhD Adaptive Software Architecture

Why I chose this subject…

I came to OSFC because it’s a highly-rated college with very good results. The help I’ve had from my tutors has exceeded my expectations – they really make learning engaging and still incredibly useful.

The College is excellent and provides a friendly environment and a real sense of development.Daniel Sykes

Additional Activities

  • British Informatics Olympiad
  • Visit to National Media Museum, Bradford
  • Visit to Disneyland Paris for an IT Conference


Popular Combinations:

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression:

These subjects can lead to a range of ICT and Computing related HE courses and careers in areas such as Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computing and Web Page Development.


Results 2016

Topic %
Computer Science 85
Information Technology (CamTec) 100