Higher Education Destinations:
- MMU – Computer Science
- The University of Bolton – Computer Networks and Security
- The University of Salford – Computer Networks
- Lancaster University – Software Engineering
Two exam papers, one written exam (70%) covering all of the theory work explored during the year and one practical paper involving problem solving, algorithm design and coding (30%).
If you want to do a Computing related degree, the Open University’s Young Applicants in Schools and Colleges Scheme (or YASS for short) enables students in Years 12 and 13 to study a range of undergraduate modules at first-year level alongside their AS and A levels.
This is an excellent opportunity to experience the subject at HE, encourages independent learning, builds confidence and will help to make an impression when it comes to applying to traditional universities.
Modules currently available include networks, working with information online and digital photography.
What Students Say
“I’ve really enjoyed studying Computing at OSFC. I’ve found the course challenging at times, but have enjoyed the atmosphere in lessons and have had good support from the tutors whilst programming in Visual Basics and covering the theory elements. The facilities are great here as well and there are lots of enrichment opportunities and help with university choices” – Holly Sellors. Holly is planning to study Maths at the University of Salford when she leaves College