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Curriculum

Here at Ada, we want to futureproof your career. So our students take one of three curriculum pathways (Pioneer, Innovator or Creator) designed to ensure that they thrive in the modern workplace. Learners take Computer Science BTEC as part of every pathway, which gives them the core skills required to develop their digital future. 

Our standard entry requirements are that students have achieved an average grade of a 5 or above in their GCSEs, including at least a 4 in English Language and Maths. Certain courses also have their own specific entry requirements. 

We do understand that sometimes circumstances mean that students who have the potential to succeed at Ada might not meet our standard entry requirements. At the College's discretion, we may be able to accept students who are in this position and encourage you to make an application if you feel this is the case.  

PIONEER

PIONEERS USE THEIR PROGRAMMING SKILL AND LOGIC TO TRANSFORM IDEAS INTO GROUND-BREAKING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

SUBJECTS
(EQUIVALENT TO 3 A LEVELS)

  • Extended Diploma Computing

OR

  • BTEC Diploma Computing
  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Further Maths (optional)

CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Software engineer
  • Game developer
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Database developer
  • Web designer
  • Machine learning engineer

INNOVATOR

INNOVATORS USE THEIR BUSINESS-SAVVY AND UNDERSTANDING OF BEHAVIOUR TO DRIVE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.

SUBJECTS
(EQUIVALENT TO 3 A LEVELS)

  • BTEC Diploma Computing + A Level Business Studies

OR

  • BTEC Diploma Computing + A Level Psychology

CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Digital marketer
  • IT consultant
  • UX analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Project manager
  • Product development

CREATOR

CREATORS USE THEIR IMAGINATIVE IDEAS TO BUILD BEAUTIFUL AND COMPELLING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

SUBJECTS
(EQUIVALENT TO 3 A LEVELS)

  • BTEC Diploma Computing + A Level Graphic Communication

OR

  • BTEC Extended Certificate Computing + BTEC Diploma Creative Digital Media

CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Animator
  • Graphic designer
  • VFX artist
  • Illustrator
  • Branding & advertising
  • Content producer

COMPUTER SCIENCE 

Do you want to develop the skills and the technical know-how to change the digital industry? The Computer Science programme is at the core of all three of our curriculum pathways, propelling you to where you want to be.

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

Do you have a creative streak? Take Graphics as part of our Creator pathway and explore the latest industry theories before applying them to your design skills in our dedicated Mac suite.

MATHS, FURTHER MATHS & MATHS STUDIES 

Do you get excited by problem-solving with numbers? Bridge the gap between maths and technology by taking Maths as part of our Pioneer Pathway.

BUSINESS STUDIES

Do you want to thrive in the business world? Take Business Studies as part of our Innovator pathway and unlock knowledge that will serve you well in your choice of industry.

PSYCHOLOGY 

Do you want to push the boundaries of human-centred design and user experience? Learn how technology and human behaviour interact by taking Psychology through our Innovator pathway.

CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA

Do you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the modern media industry? Take Digital Media through our Creator pathway and learn a range of cutting edge creative skills, ranging from graphic design to online magazine production.

JOIN US

Apply now to enrol for our Sixth Form commencing in September 2020.