Sixth Form Centre - Mini Prospectus 2024

COMPUTER SCIENCE IDEAL IF  You are interested in finding digital solutions that solve problems in many areas including science, engineering and healthcare.  You would like to drive technological advancements in a range of fields from health to retail and from game design to forensic analytics. WHAT YOU WILL STUDY Computational thinking, including algorithm design, coding structures, types of programming and mark-up languages, operating systems, computer hardware and architecture, organisation and flow of data in computers, IT security systems, threats to systems, encryption and cryptographic techniques and secure management of computer systems. FUTURE Software engineer, data analyst, web designer, network engineer, cyber security analyst, games developer. IT GOES WELL WITH A-level Maths, Physics and Business. We strongly advise studying AS Core Maths alongside this course if Maths is not already one of your A-level choices. SUBJECT-SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE 9-5 in Maths. CRIMINOLOGY IDEAL IF  You’re interested in the causes of crime, its impacts on individuals and society, and the criminal justice system.  You’re considering a career involved in the criminal justice system or in supporting the victims of crime. WHAT YOU WILL STUDY You will learn about different types of crime and how they are reported on and perceived. You will explore the causes of criminal and deviant behaviour and the work undertaken to prevent crime and deter potential offenders. You will also study the process for trying and punishing offenders. FUTURE Criminal psychologist, community development worker, police officer, social worker. IT GOES WELL WITH A-level Politics, Law and Sociology. If you’re interested in a forensic science route, then you should also look at Chemistry and/or Biology and Maths. SUBJECT-SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSEs 9-5 in English Language or a humanities subject. MINI PROSPECTUS 2024 25 24