Course Overview This challenging course will encourage you to develop your mathematical skills, improve your ability to think logically and enable yo…
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We live in a digital age. Mobile technology, social networking, cloud computing and internet-based systems have all radically changed the way we live over the last 15 years. This vocational course, equivalent to three A Levels, has been designed to give you a broad understanding of Computing IT to help you to identify which area you might want to pursue in the future.
Coursework (58%) Exam (42%)
Standard entry requirements, preferred GCSE in computing or ICT
£30 for textbooks.
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
Your first year will give you an introduction to the general principles of Computing and ICT. Mandatory topics include IT systems, creating an IT system for information management, Cyber Security, Programming using VB.NET, IT Service Delivery and Project Management.
The course is heavily focused on helping students learn about how IT is used in the modern world and how IT solutions are scoped, designed, planned, built and tested. It meets entry requirements for progression to a degree course in information technology and related areas. The Henley College is part of the Microsoft DreamSpark program, and therefore Visual Studio is free to download for all students.
In the second year you will build fully functional, fully interactive web-based solutions. You will learn how to program multimedia animations using Adobe Animate and ActionScript and build 2D and 3D graphics. In addition there will be a unit on Computer Games Development.
This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to progress to university to study Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Game Design, Multimedia or Information Technology. In addition, students are well placed for apprenticeships in IT, with past students achieving employment at organisations such as CISCO and Microsoft.
Last year students went on to a variety of destinations including university places at Oxford Brookes, Brunel, Portsmouth, Royal Holloway, Reading, Northampton, Nottingham, Winchester and Essex.
Following this course, students are well placed for Apprenticeships in IT, with past students achieving employment at organisations such as CISCO and Microsoft. Other roles in the field of IT may include Database Analyst, Digital Strategist, IT developer and Technologist.
This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to progress to university to study Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Game Design, Multimedia or Information Technology.
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I chose to come to The Henley College because I really like IT and computing and I wanted to learn more about it. I have enjoyed the programming elements the most and I hope to learn more about different software design paradigms in the second year.
After I have finished the course I hope to get into university so I can learn more about programming and other elements of Computer Science.