Computer Science GCSE

Develop essential skills through this comprehensive GCSE self-study course launching in September 2025. FREE for all UK state schools.

James Stanforth

Director of EtonX
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We are excited to announce the future launch of a comprehensive, self-study Computer Science GCSE course in September 2025, offered entirely FREE to all UK state secondary schools.

If you’re a student or parent interested in this course, or a school eager to enrol your pupils, please complete the form below, and we’ll be in touch!

Computer Science GCSE – learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have learnt how to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society

Learning Experience

Students will work through the online course materials at their own pace with branching videos, quizzes, interactive presentations, and other dynamic content designed to emulate an engaging classroom experience. The in-built coding tasks will ensure the essential programming component of the course is fully covered.

Many activities will adapt to provide additional support or stretch where needed. Regular quizzes and end-of-topic assessments will give a clear indication of performance and guide students to appropriate resources to build on their knowledge, understanding and skills.

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Free access for state schools

If you’re a state school student in the UK aged 13 or over, you get free access to all of our courses. No catch. Start building your skills today!

Not in the State Sector?

Don't worry - you can still purchase a 12 month subscription! Individual and bulk school licence purchases are available.