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I want to study Computer Science because I enjoy a challenge and to problem-solve. Computers make tough tasks simpler and quicker to perform, I want to learn how computers do this. Computer Science will allow me to study characteristics of computers in depth such as programming, algorithms and operating systems. Moreover, Computer Science is a developing subject that has the power to affect our daily lives now and in the future. It really intrigues me how software systems such as Google and Facebook all boil down to the simple and fundamental aspects of computer science and once a person learns these, the possibilities are endless. What I most love about computer science is that you can study design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to resolve problems in a variety of situations, for example in business, science and social situations.To be a successful student at university you must be able to organise, be able to communicate and be capable of independent research. My college courses require me to do a lot of research which has meant that I have had to develop an independent and a self-reliant approach to studying. Through studying ICT, I have been inspired to learn more about computer systems, how operating systems work, it has improved my communications skills because I worked in groups to complete projects. In addition, ICT has made me aware of the aspects of computing that I previously was not aware about, for example system management, security of computer system and software management. In Games Development I work with Maya, which is software for 3D modelling, by using this software I have created models and environments for games and animations. Maya has made me curious about how the it operates and primarily depend on programming to function. It has made me question where the boundaries of computing lie. In Games Development and IT, I have done presentations and pitches to showcase my ideas and projects. This has boosted my confidence in front of other people. In Media Studies I have learned analytical skills by comparing media texts. Computer Science is a far-reaching field that requires dedication, focus and enthusiasm to create solutions for problems, I believe I have these qualities.In college I pursued my interest in the subject by joining a Realising Aspirations programme where I visited a university and was given an inspiring opportunity to attend talks by computer professionals at the cutting edge of their field. Also in Realising Aspirations, I attended one lecture, by a professor from a local university, in the lecture I learnt about artificial intelligence and web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML. This experience gave me a great insight into the subject, specifically about artificial intelligence which helped me confirm that I wanted to do computer science. At home to improve my understanding of the subject, I enrolled myself into online programming courses to learn C++.  During my spare time, I watch online programming tutorials, I practice to increase my knowledge and familiarise myself with the subject. I also follow the latest technology news to see what new things are being invented and innovations. I have done extensive research and I found that understanding and experimentation is one the main elements of computer science. Moreover, I have fixed many computers over the past few years. This has taught be lot about troubleshooting. Using my understanding of computers, I have taught my older family members how to use computers safely and responsible. Outside my computing interests I like to spend time playing football with my friends, I enjoy taking part and challenge myself. I also play cricket for my local team which helps me with communication skills and self-discipline. I want to make an impact on society with the skills I will learn in university. I am looking forward at the prospect of studying computing at university.