Tag Archives: Computing

Local college students get a taster of computer game design

A masterclass day was held for around 50 students from Grimsby’s Franklin College, North Lindsey College and Lincoln College to give them an insight into what it would be like to study computing, science or maths at University.

The day was a great success, with Lincoln College especially happy with the sessions that fitted nicely with their curriculum.

From computing to physics, life sciences, biochemistry and pharmacy, the day took students into science labs, game playing and theoretical presentations.

Computer game students got to test out the latest ultimate game development platform ‘Unity’.

Trying out the system allowed students to see how games are put together, how we support our students in developing this skill and how to put it into practice to make their own game.

The sessions on a masterclass day really aim to reflect what a real lecture would entail in Higher Education.

Students were encouraged to get involved, ask questions and really get a feel of the courses available and university lectures in general.

Book on to an Open Day at the University of Lincoln today

‘Computing at School’ Hub meeting

The School of Computer Science held its third CAS (Computing at School) Hub meeting on the 3 July 2013. The turn out was good with 6 schools represented. Debate was energetic and members engaged in  topics related to:

  • Preparing to teach Computing.
  • Mapping  examining body assessment to curriculum.

Sue Sutton the curriculum advisor from the AQA was in attendance and provided some valuable input to the debate. Some concerns as to the overly prescriptive and constrictive nature of the assessment for GCSE Computing were raised and Sue agreed to forward comments and concerns.