Our GCSE Computer Science masterclass course focuses on the key topics within the course that enable students to reach higher grades. Through a set of 34 fully resourced lessons, students are guided through this study course by our “little and often” study plan:
|Before the live lesson||At the live lesson||After the live lesson|
|Watch recorded topic ‘lecture’ (aimed at grade 4 – 6)
Download notes & independent tasks
|Join a small live group lesson for extended grade 7 – 9 content||Submit exam style questions for tutor marking
Test your understanding with online quizzesTrack your progress with feedback & online our gradebook
Fees below are for the full 2021/22 course (a fee reduction for past classes is included). For September 2022 enrolments, please enrol here.
Group lessons take place via Zoom with a maximum group size of 10 to allow all students to participate fully. Where enrolment numbers exceed this, additional classes will be scheduled where possible.
Please see our Class Timetable for days / times *all times stated are in UK time
Where students prefer to learn at their own pace, a reduced price option is available to access the recorded lessons and tutor feedback only (no live lessons). Please select your options for distance learning below to join with with or without access to our weekly live group lessons – live lessons are not recorded for the security and privacy of our students.
Once registered, lessons are released each week according to our topic schedule (shown below) and remain available for 1 year from date of registration.
This is a masterclass course aimed at revision and does not cover the full specification. If you wish to study with us as a private candidate, please see our full iGCSE Computer Science course.
Summer 2022 Exams
We are aware that exam boards have taken the decision to adjust their assessment criteria for this coming summer. At present we are awaiting further detail of how this will affect our students. This is due from February 7th 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does This Course Include Live Tuition?
Our masterclass courses centre around our revision philosophy of “independent & supported” and has been designed to combine detailed online resources with live tutored lessons. Each live lesson contains a maximum of 10 students and is led by a fully qualified Computer Science Teacher who has extensive experience of teaching & tutoring GCSE OCR, AQA, and CIE specifications.
How Do I Access The Live Class?
Once you have enrolled for the option which includes live classes, you will be provided a link to our live classes directly through the online course. To attend a live tutored class, you must select this option on enrolment.
Do I need any additional resources / textbooks?
Whilst the course has been designed to include all of the information required to study our units, you will require access to certain software to allow you to prepare for the practical aspects of the exam.
It is assumed that you will have access to Office application (Microsoft or Open Office). Other topics require a free website account to access them (Repl & Scratch).
Before enroling, please ensure that your computer supports video calls via Zoom. We strongly recommend that students attend using a laptop or desktop and not a mobile device or chromebook.
Does The Course Include Practical Skills?
Yes. We ensure that all of our courses from KS3 to A Level include practical aspects in both the independent lessons and live classes. You can expect your child to be guided through practical programming skills through a series of independent tasks and practical programming challenges with tutor feedback.
How Will I Be Charged?
As our courses are run between September and early June, parents have the option to select payment for the year at a reduced rate of £15 per live lesson for the full course or a deposit followed by flexible instalments by June 2022.
Each year, we offer a small number of privately funded scholarships to students who have reserved a place on our courses. To apply for a 2022/23 scholarship place, please apply here once registered.