Computer Science and I.T.

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Pathway to success

Information Technology and Computer Programming dominate the world in which we live contributing significantly to our improving quality of life. The smartphone not only provides you with a means of communication over the telecommunications network but also allows you to access a world of information and web services. Computers have led to the increased automation of industrial process, the streamlining of the distribution network and impact on the future of travel through the development of driverless vehicles.

Following this study pathway will enable you to gain the qualifications required to further your knowledge and understanding of programming allowing you to progress to the interesting areas of cyber security, games programming and software engineering to name but a few.

Computer scientists and information technology specialists can also be found in every type of employment setting including health, education, social media, aeronautics and the protective services.

Route options

Traditional A Level Route
Compulsory Subjects

Computer Science and Mathematics

Optional Subjects
For your third subject you can choose from our extensive portfolio of Advanced level subjects. Subjects such as Business, Economics, Physics and Further Mathematics are useful if wishing to follow a Computing Degree at University. 
Enrichment opportunities

Future Technology Engineers Electives

Guest speakers

Trips  

Drones 

Progression Opportunities

University of Cambridge – BSc Computer Science (A*A*A*) including Mathematics at A Level

University of Liverpool – BSc Computer Science and Software Development (AAB)

Apprenticeships 

Employment

Extended Diploma Route
Optional Subjects :

None – Your Extended Diploma is your full course

Enrichment opportunities

Work experience in an IT environment.

Future Technology Engineers Electives

Guest speakers 

University and IT-related talks and workshops

Trips 

Progression Opportunities

Liverpool John Moores University – BSc Computer Security (DMM)

University of Newcastle BSc Computer Science (Security) (D*DD)

Apprenticeships 

Employment

Combined Options
Optional Subjects :

The remainder of your programme will consist of a second or third subject chosen from our extensive portfolio of courses. 

Web design and development strand

Media Studies and Business 

Software Engineering strand

Maths 

Cyber security strand

Maths 

Games Development

Business Studies

Enrichment opportunities

Future Technology Engineers Electives

University and IT-related talks and workshops

Guest speakers 

Trips

Progression Opportunities

Edge Hill University – BSc Computing and Games Programming (112 pts) 

University of Sheffield – BSc

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science

(DD+A in Mathematics at A Level) 

Apprenticeships 

Employment

Where will this pathway lead me?

Likely employment opportunities:

Software Engineering, Web Developer, Cyber Security Consultant, Games Developer, Systems Architect, Network Manager, Database Administrator.

Lara Aspinall

BTEC ICT Extended Diploma [D*D*D*]

Where next :

University of the West of England
BA Economics

Student

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