Computer Science

Year 9 Royal Institution Online Computer Science Masterclasses

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

Format: 3 Saturday mornings in the spring term.

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

How to get involved: nominations are now closed. Please contact if you have missed the deadline.

Capacity: 30


Ri Online 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

Programme Schedule

All workshops will run online via Microsoft Teams, from 0930-1100, on the following dates: Saturday 23rd January, Saturday 6th February and Saturday 27th February

No special software is required; the meetings can be accessed via the internet, although students can download the Microsoft Teams app if preferred.  A webcam and microphone are not required, students will be encouraged to use the Chat function to interact. Further details will be provided once places have been confirmed.

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 three masterclasses.

Nominate Students

Nominations are now closed. Please contact if you have missed the deadline.

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

Summer Booking Links

Course Details Fee Dates/Timings Booking Link
Big O This session will secure students’ understanding of how Big(O) is calculated and how to recognise the Big(O) for algorithms. £0 11 May, 1530-1630 Click Here
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