Computer Science in College

I have always been interested and intrigued by computers, ever since using a BBC when I was very young. Since then I have become fluent in writing BASIC and more recently I have learnt HTML, the language of the World Wide Web on which I have my own wesite. I use computers for most of my exam coursework such as Solving Equations Using Numerical Methods for Pure Maths 2 and also for recreation. My A-level studies are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Design Technology. I have always been fascinated by numbers and this interest is continuing, hence my choices in A-level subjects. I enjoy the application of Mathematics to Physics.

In Design Technology I can be creative and at the same time use my knowledge of Mathematics and Physics to help solve problems. I am applying for the course of Computer Science because I would like to increase my knowledge of this subject. I hope that in the future I will be able to create applications for computers that will help people to save time and money. For a career, I would like to be involved in the fast developing computer industry and more particularly with the Internet. I think it has immense potential and I would like to be able to develop the Internet to make it help the lives of day to day people.

In this way I would also like to help make computers more like humans with for example voice operated user interfaces. For my University course I am seeking sponsorship from several companies associated with computers and computing. I am an active member of my Sixth Form being a prefect with supervisory responsibilities. I hold the positions of both sixth form committee member and House Captain for my school house. I have performed in the VI form pantomime, The Wizard Of Oz, for the local primary school children.

When my school took part in BBC Newsround? national mock election I was the Party Leader for the Liberal Democrat Party. I designed posters on my computer and helped mastermind the campaign in the school. This involved speaking in a four-way debate between the three party leaders and an audience of interested sixth formers and staff. My hard work paid off and I won my seat for the Sixth Form with an overwhelming majority. Music is of great importance to me and although I do not play an instrument, I have been the singer in an indie style band and have an extensive CD collection.

In 1995 I went on a school exchange to Bebra in Germany, the previous year I was host to a German pupil. I intend returning to Germany again this year in October as part of the school exchange. I find it helps my linguistic skills and enjoy being with my German friends. At present I have two part time jobs. I work in a local public house on Saturday evenings and as a sales assistant in Woolworths on Saturday afternoons. I have also taken part in my school? s work placement scheme for which I worked in a local photographic laboratory. This involved developing films by hand and aiding the photographer on his photo shoots.


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