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: Details of the 2022-23 programme will be posted here soon.

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

Details of the 2022-23 programme will be posted here soon.

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

Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Wed, 5 Oct 2022, 16:00 — 17:00

Searching and sorting has been described as the ‘bread and butter’ of any coding skill set. Applications range from working with data sets, such as connected friends in a social network to navigating routes for autonomous vehicles.

At this Student Booster event, you will have the opportunity to code some of the standard algorithms that feature in the A level syllabus and discuss their suitability to real world tasks and applications.

You will reference some exam style questions to build your understanding of how algorithms feature in exams, and try out some questions from Isaac Computer Science.

Book your free place, here.

Y7 Computational Thinking Workshops

Target Audience: Year 7’s who demonstrate a strong interest in Design & Technology, Product Design, Mathematics and/or Science.

Format: A series of four workshops on Saturday mornings, designed to support students to become effective problem solvers

Aim: The sessions will inspire students to work beyond the curriculum, with the aim to gain a deeper understanding of how computational thinking features in a place of work related to Technology, Science or Mathematics.

How to get involved: Details of the 2022-23 programme will be posted here soon.

Capacity: 16

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