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2 years
September only

The Computer Science course we offer at Bury College has been refreshed to move with the times and adapt to the advances in Computing that are constantly transforming the way we work.

Computer Science embraces the logical, imaginative and creative skills needed to create the technologies of tomorrow. The course has a strong emphasis on problem solving and practical programming using the C# programming language . This is complemented by a study of computational theory, giving you the skills to progress to higher education or thrive in the workplace.

  • Object orientated programming (C#)
  • Computer architecture
  • SQL and database design
  • Functional programming (Haskell)
  • Logic and Boolean Algebra
  • Software design
  • Abstract data types and structures
  • Networking, communication and the internet

Assessment is 80% exam and 20% coursework.

Career opportunities may include:

  • Software Engineer
  • App Developer
  • Games Programmer
  • Database Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Cloud Developer
  • Network Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Consultant

There are computers available to all students throughout the LRCs at Bury College, but a home PC capable of running Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Community Edition) will be a great aid to your studies, especially in the second year.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For A-level programmes: 6 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (to include 3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 and 3 GCSEs at grade 9-5). Require grade 9-4 in English Language and Maths.
For A-level Computer Science: Grade 9-6 Maths plus Computer Science grade 9-5 (if studied) A-level Maths or Level 3 Mathematical Studies must be studied alongside this course.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.