Games Development

Subject Talk

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12

WHAT IS GAMES DEVELOPMENT?
Games Development at Cowley Sixth Form College is delivered in a state-of-the-art computer games suite, complete with Alienware gaming PCs. Students will learn how to develop and create their own 2D and 3D computer game environments and characters using industry standard software.

WHY STUDY GAMES DEVELOPMENT?
The digital games market in the UK makes more money than films at the box office, leading to a rapidly growing jobs market. Computer games are certainly not just for boys.

There’s a great need for gaming ideas for girls. Could you be the person that unlocks this market further?

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
Currently the course is assessed through 100% coursework.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A BTEC IN GAMES DEVELOPMENT?
Studying Games Development at Cowley will provide any budding games designer with a wealth of experience and knowledge in preparation for Higher Education and working within the Games Development industry.