Computer Science

Year 9 Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses

Target Audience: year 9 students that are able and interested in computer science.

Format: 6 sessions in the autumn term.

Aim: to encourage, inspire and engage students in exploring computer science.

How to get involved: Nominations for the 2021 series are now closed. 

Capacity: 32


Ri Masterclasses are a series of workshops which are led by enthusiastic speakers from industry, academia and education. They offer students in-depth investigations of topic areas outside of the school curriculum, combining theory with interactive exploration. 

Who To Nominate

Students nominated to attend should be enthusiastic about computer science, whilst also being from amongst the most academically able in their cohort (although not necessarily by exam success).

To encourage gender balance we ask that, where possible, when nominating more than one student, at least one of your nominees identifies as female.

Priority will be given to students who:

  • Have been eligible for Free School Meals in any of the past 6 years;
  • Live or have lived in local authority care, are a young carer or are disabled;
  • Live in an area of low participation of young people in higher education according to POLAR;
  • Live in a deprived area according to the Index of Multiple Deprivation (based on the 4thand 5th quintiles).

Please note that students are expected to attend the entire series of six masterclasses.

Nominate Students

Nominations for the 2021 series are now closed.

All workshops will be held at Exeter Maths School in two streams (Stream A: 0930-1200, Stream B: 1300-1530) on the following dates:

Saturday 9 October
Saturday 16 October
Saturday 6 November
Saturday 13 November
Saturday 20 November
Saturday 4 December

Isaac Computer Science – Student Booster Events

Target Audience: A level students who either want to revise A level computer science or are less familiar with the material and want a primer.

Format: Each session focuses on a different computer science topic and gives you the understanding and confidence to use the concepts involved during your studies. For further information, please visit:

Aim: To provide the skills and confidence to apply new concepts, to learn about the wider applications of computer science, and ultimately encourage students to consider computing as their future career path.

How to get involved: Use the links below to book your place!

Capacity: 30

Autumn Booking Links

Big (O) – Wednesday 1 December, 1600-1700

At this Student Booster session, you will build your understanding of how Big(O) is calculated and how to recognise the Big(O) for algorithms. These skills are fundamental to your A level course and will help you with your programming skills.

Book your free place, here!

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