The transition from school to university: Would prior study of computing help?

Martyn Clark*, Roger Boyle

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (SciVal)

Abstract

We investigate issues in the preparation of students for undergraduate study. Specifically, we focus upon the question of whether computer science students would be better prepared if they were required to pass a school level qualification in the discipline. Thus we investigate the school level curriculum in detail and make a comparison with the demands of a typical UK university first year. We conclude that there is no reason necessarily to see a school level qualification as assisting the preparation of students for undergraduate study in computer science. Rather, we hypothesise that the value of the qualification will depend heavily on the nature of the teaching experienced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume3422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Informatics in Secondary Schools - Evolution and Perspectives, ISSEP 2005 - Proceedings - Klagenfurt, Austria
Duration: 30 Mar 200501 Apr 2005

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The transition from school to university: Would prior study of computing help?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this