Welcome to TICE Software Development

    Software Development is an exciting, innovative environment where you can develop your creative and technical knowledge and skills. Now, more than ever, there is a demand for skilled individuals who understand how computers work and who have a desire to work for various creative companies such a games development, web development, artificial intelligence or virtual reality. These roles are ever-increasing as individuals and organisations need support dealing with new and exciting developments affecting today’s society.
    TICE Software will touch upon areas of computer science and software engineering explaining the differences between practical programming languages such as python, javascript and HTML or games development awareness in C++ or Unity.

    Mentored by - Phil Jeffes

    The TICE workshop day was honestly one of the best school days I have ever had, it was amazing and I absolutely loved it. The highlight of the day for me was probably playing around and coding with the Microbits. I loved how they could communicate with each other and it really made me think about the practical uses of small computers like that in everyday life. I also enjoyed making the HTML website because we have never been taught how to do this before and I really wanted to know how websites work and are built using code instead of a website builder software. Overall it was absolutely amazing!

    Patrick, Year 9

    TICE Programme, Software Development Student, Whitburn RC Academy

    How to access TICE Software Development

    TICE Software is available through our various workshops and programmes. Full and half day workshops for primary schools, Taster workshops for secondary and the option of the full TICE programme. In addition, access to industry written project briefs for nationwide and international schools.


    Half and full day workshops available for all primary key stages.


    Focused on an introduction to a sector within the creative, design or digital industries.


    Our national award-winning programme designed in 3 stages to enable industry exploration.


    A subscription based platform for schools internationally to access industry-led project briefs.

    I feel like I have become a better programmer. I enjoyed the second day because it was more practical and I really liked the programming because I feel it helped me improve because I was with more people who work in the computer science industry and could ask more questions. My programming with java script really improved as in school we only use Python so it was interesting to try other languages. I also feel more aware about jobs in computer science.

    Phoebe, Year 9 Student

    TICE Programme, Software Development Student, Whitburn RC Academy

    Software Development Workshops

    Ladders Case Studies || Liam Watson

    We were thrilled to hear from Liam Watson who was on the Software Development Cohort for the Ladders Programme. Currently, Lee is working as...

    Computer Science Create Stage || code it, create it, make a difference.

    TICE Computer Science this year was brought together by 4 schools, Whitburn C of E Academy, Jarrow School, Boldon School and Whitley Bay High...

    Computer Science Explore Stage || Meeting the Tech Industry

    Here we are, the Explore Stage of TICE Computer Science! The North East tech industry is truly in a league of its own with...

    Computer Science Insight Stage || The Secrets of Ethical Hacking

    Computer Science is back…with a new twist and a new mentor! This year we have Dani Walsh, Software Engineer at BorgWarner Inc, with heaps...

    Computer Science Create Stage || The Virtual Reality Experience

    TICE 2017’s 16 remaining Computer Science students from Whitley Bay High School and George Stephenson High School met in high spirits at Sunderland University. They...

    Computer Science Explore Stage || Discover the Possibilities

    Students from Whitley Bay High School and George Stephenson High School arrived at Northumbria University, ready as ever for Day 2 of Computer Science...