Computer Science

“Code breaks and then it falls apart, and it often takes many, many tries until that magical moment when what you’re trying to build comes to life.”


—Reshma Saujani

In a modern world, computing is part of everything we do. Pursuing studies in computer science equips students with the critical thinking and analytical skills to identify real life problems and consider how they can be solved. 


Computer Science at Concord enables students with an interest in maths and technology to develop an understanding of computing. Those who study computer science strengthen their confidence in computational thinking, programming and problem solving. 

Students are supported by Concord staff to enter competitions throughout the year, beginning with Bebras- an annual computer science competition for students around the world. Successful students might then be invited to take part in the Oxford University Computing Competition, The British Algorithm Olympiad (BAO) and the British Informatics Olympiad (BIO). 


Concord students placed in the top 10% nationally in the Bebras Computing Challenge.


Student was selected to represent the UK in the International Olympiad in Informatics.


Students through to the final of Oxford University Computing Challenge 2023.


Of GCSE Computer Scientists achieved grades 7-9 in 2023. 69% were grade 9.

Form 3

Computer Science in Form 3 consists of a hands-on, practical approach to computing. Students create mobile games, explore 3D animation and work on developing a website. Students are provided with a basic understanding of computing which equips them with the skills to study Computer Science at IGCSE. 


Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science (Specification 0984)

Mode of assessment

At IGCSE, students develop an interest in programming, accompanied with confidence in programming, problem solving and computational thinking. The IGCSE course allows students to appreciate current and emerging technologies, yet also recognise their potential risks. 


An understanding of computer science is highly valued in many roles, from finance and IT to healthcare and the creative industries. Students from Concord have studied Computer Science at places such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Durham and University College London.

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