Gaming And Esports at Queen Ethelburga’s

Pursue your love of gaming by taking a BTEC in Esports and joining the Young Game Designers.

Gaming is an up-and-coming industry currently worth £1 billion to the economy, so Queen Ethelburga’s offers students the training and the skills to start on the path to pursuing this exciting career.

Senior School pupils playing a video game

Study Gaming & Esports at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.
Become A Young Game Designer

For those with a love of gaming King’s Magna offers the chance to join Young Games Designer as an enrichment activity.

Students design their own video game and can enter the BAFTA Young Game Designer competition.

Previously, we have had two Year 8 students make it to the finals of the BAFTA competition where they were invited to the BAFTAs Opening Weekend in London.

Begin Your Career In Esport

New to Queen Ethelburga’s in 2023/2024, QE Faculty students can now choose Esport as a BTEC option.
Esport is a form of competition using video games. The BTEC explores the structure of the Esport industry, job roles and specific tactics, strategy and performance when competing.

Since it is a growing industry, one of the units covers entrepreneurship and how to identify opportunities in the industry. The final unit teaches students how to look after their physical, psychological and social wellbeing when competing in Esport competitions. 

By far, the most exciting aspect of Esport is the national competitions students enter as a team to compete against schools, colleges and universities across the country. In 2023, our students competed in the Valorant and Overwatch 2 National Tournaments, achieving a Top 5 position.