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Computing career

17 March 2020

Mohammed has an offer to read MEng Computer Science with a Year in Industry at Imperial College London. He is currently studying A Levels in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics within our Sixth Form.

“I want to study computer science at university because we are living in a period of immense technological growth, which makes the subject even more relevant and fascinating. Plus, I’ve always enjoyed computing and mathematics, so the prospect of further study of this real-world technology, along with problem-solving, really appeals to me.

“I joined Westminster City School in Year 12, since the School is well regarded for the STEM subjects that I enjoy. It is also fairly close to my home. I really like the positive atmosphere here and have found the people – staff and students – to be very friendly and supportive. For example, when I told my form tutor about my university plans, he arranged two mock interviews for me, at our Sixth Form and at Dulwich College. These were both very useful, particularly as I was then asked similar questions during my university interviews!

“I applied for degrees that offer a year in industry as I want to get some practical experience, alongside my academic studies. As well as providing me with a first-hand understanding of the workplace, I know that undertaking a year in industry will be attractive to future employers and help my CV stand out from the crowd.”

Imperial College London focuses exclusively on studies related to science, engineering, medicine, and business. It is one of the world’s top institutions and, in 2019, was ranked ninth globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Notable alumni, students and staff include 14 Nobel Laureates and three Fields Medallists.

Over 90% of our current Year 13 have applied to start university in September 2020, receiving offers across a range of courses and institutions, both in and out of London. We are exceptionally proud of our young people and, over the coming weeks, will feature many of our sixth formers talking about their exciting journey towards university.

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