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Computing at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Course description

Why Study Computing A Level?

A computer is just a small box of electronic components, so why can’t we live without them?

You will be interested in the technical aspects of using computers like:

* What goes on inside the computer

* How to use programming languages to make the applications that people use in manufacturing (eg. 3D modelling), medicine (eg robotic surgery) and business

* Learning to write apps for the home and leisure industry

In future, more jobs will be needed in mobile apps, cloud computing, wearable computers and games development. "It’s estimated that half a million jobs have been created in the US just producing apps" (The Guardian November 2012).

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at C grade or above including English Language and Mathematics (higher tier).

You need a B grade or above in Mathematics and a Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shrewsbury Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years