We are delighted to offer Computing A level at Sheldon. This is a subject that will appeal to students who are interested in a future working with computers or in related areas such as Electronics and Engineering. It is a very ‘hands on’ subject that focuses heavily on computer programming, as well as the theoretical understanding of how computers work.
A level ICT aims to develop learners' skills to meet the needs of a rapidly changing work place. ICT is constantly changing, learners increasingly need technological and information literacy skills. These skills are now as vital as the traditional skills of numeracy and literacy. The course gives students a broad base of knowledge, it equips them well for either work or further study.
Business studies in the Sixth Form is a well developed subject area that has enjoyed strong results over the years. Students have gone on to a wide range of courses and occupations. The course develops a broad range of business skills and constantly tries to challenge and engage students. We are fortunate that all teaching staff have business experience and can add the real world aspect to lessons.
A Level Economics has a long history at Sheldon. It has enjoyed outstanding results over the years. Students have gone on to a range of universities including Cambridge and LSE to continue their studies. The course is a good mix of macro and micro economics with the current economic conditions providing a wealth of resources for us to study.