Computing

As one of our specialist areas, we run 5 different courses in our IT and Computing Department: GCSE Computing, ECDL, A Level Computing and BTEC National Level 2 and Level 3 in IT.

Each Year 10 student will do either the ECDL or the GCSE in Computing and many will choose the BTEC Level 2 in IT as their BTEC Option. Year 12 students can chose to take the A Level or the BTEC in IT, or both.

Click on the following links to find information on each qualification:

GCSE/A Level Computer Science

ECDL

(coming soon)

BTEC IT

(coming soon)

Why chose IT and Computing at Watford UTC?

The courses themselves are engaging and contemporary, with a focus on topical areas in the field such as cyber security and coding. Each encourages mental versatility, allowing students to put the skills that they learn into practice in independent programming projects relating to real-world problems of their choice. The programmes give students a clear progression into higher education, as they have been designed after consultation with members of BCS, CAS and top universities.

The Watford UTC has close links with local and international IT and Computing Businesses such as Twin Technology, Teleadapt, Toshiba and Fujitsu as well as its link to the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire, which opens the door to exciting placement and experience opportunities for students.

As part of our school-wide Masterclass programme, Watford UTC Computing students get hands-on tutorials and lectures from industry specialists. Below are just some of the experiences our students have attended outside the classroom in the last few years:

  • – Computercare Masterclass with Craig Cobb
  • – Hewlett-Packard Experience Day at their London Headquarters
  • – Ideas to Apps Masterclass with Goldsmiths University of London
  • – TIG Cloud Services Masterclass
  • – Bletchley Park Trip
  • – Teleadapt Work Placements for two Y13 students
  • – Toshiba Self-Maintainer Workshop
  • – Stephen Hunt University of Hertfordshire Masterclass
  • – Kyocera App Development Day