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As well as giving you an understanding of the main elements of computing, studying Computer Science A-level at Bilborough College will build your awareness of the social, economic and legal implications of using computer-based systems in a variety of situations. Please note that studying for this academic course is very different from the day-to-day use of PCs as a hobby or as a tool for other subjects. It is not about mastering the latest system available in the IT or games market (although admittedly that is fun). Programming will be an essential part of your studies and you’ll be expected to put a considerable amount of work into mastering basic programming skills using VB.NET.
You need a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths at GCSE to study Computer Science at Bilborough, it would be beneficial if you had a grade 5 in Maths.
Our links with HE
Here in Bilborough College’s Computer Science department we are building links with Loughborough University, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Coventry, so you can visit them and take part in special lectures focusing on Computing and project management. To give you further insight into possible degree paths, former Bilborough College students who are doing Computer Science related courses at university will come in to share their experiences with you.