If you are planning to apply for a computing course in the near future you should take a few minutes to do this Quiz.... It may help point out some gaps in your preparation and suggest where you can find the answers. Enjoy it!
Very good, you seem to have a good grasp of this career area
Ooh! Seems you have some more work to do.
Students may drop out for a variety of reasons. However, not knowing what the course is about and not making good use of the Open Day are high on the list. Ask questions before you decide and once you are happy with the information make a decision yourself, don't be pushed into it just because there are lots of jobs at the other end.
Ability in Maths is essential as it indicates problem solving abilities, attention to fine detail and persistence.
There are several Online Courses available, here are a few to get you started. Click here for list of Online Computing Courses ...
Support outside of lectures is widespread in Colleges. Check for details on the Colleges website and if you need extra help get it sooner rather than later.
Any Primary Degree will have Postgrad options, many are very useful for potential employment and later advancement in the career. Click here for a long list of postgrad courses ...
Do you understand any of the roles or functions that are available after this course? This website is one of many that will help you get a clearer view of what a career in computing might look like - click here ...
When you read the Course content you may be looking at terms that are not familiar to you. Most of these will be explained here ...
College information sources can only go so far in giving you the full picture of what you would face as a student. However, talking to current students can help you get a far better view of what studying a particular program is actually like.
Doing even a small amount of Coding is a help particularly if you like it.
These are the kind of questions that test your ability to solve problems arising out of confusing data.
Frequently things just won't work, but it requires patience to stay with it until you discover the problem and get the whole thing to work.
Creativity is one of the core requirements for a career that involves programming or other aspects of Internet work.
If you are good at solving Maths problems it is likely that you would also be good at solving programming problems.
Most programming is based on systems structured like a language and are in fact referred to as languages. Students who like learning other spoken languages find it easier to learn computing languages. Click here for information on some of the Computing Languages ...
Much development work requires a team approach with each member bringing different skills to complete the task. Would you like to work as part of a team?
If you have never done any programming it is very advisable that you at least do one of the online programming tutorials. This will give you a feel for what the course might contain and help you make a better choice.
CoderDojo is a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. Click here for more information ...
Several Colleges run these events and they are advertised on this website from April onwards. They provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Computing and see if you would like it.
Students - please use your own personal email address here and not the one supplied by your school. For security reasons school emails block external messages.