Education Summary

1988 to 1990 : University of Bolton (previously Bolton Institute of Higher Education – BIHE)
Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. BL3 5AB

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Studies –
DISTINCTION – overall first over the 2 years


The HND course I attended at BIHE was a 2-year, full-time course made up of the following modules:

  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Programming Methodology Theory / Practice
  • Data Processing
  • Business Studies
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • System Analysis
  • Business Information Systems Theory / Practice

My final year project consisted of an ORACLE SQL-forms designed GUI interface running under an MS-DOS operating system. The GUI interface provided insert, update, delete and transaction rollback facilities for recording information about students attending courses at BIHE, along with their module assignment and exam result details. The student data was held in an ORACLE SQL database set-up on a PC local to the application.


1985 to 1988 : Leigh College (now Wigan and Leigh College)
Marshall Street, Leigh, Lancashire, UK. WN7 4HX
(building below demolished and now rebuilt)

2 ‘A’ Levels – Computer Science and Biology


My ‘A’ Level Computing Project was developed on a Amstrad PC 1512 and was written in Turbo Pascal. The software provided a means for a local town newspaper to store, track and calculate the money payable to delivery staff based on paper round metrics. These metrics related to size of round, papers delivered and any leaflets attached to a delivery for that week.

My ‘O’ Level Computing Project was developed on a LINK 480Z Research Machine and was written in Extended BASIC. Three submissions were required with appropriate design and testing. The excerpts here show details of a BASIC program for storing and displaying student exam results.


1980 to 1985 : Park High Secondary School
Park Road, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire, UK. WN2 3RY
(formerly Hindley and Abram Grammar School now PDC)

8 GCE ‘O’ Levels –
All grades ‘C’ and above including Computer Studies, Maths and English



1975 to 1980 : Hindley Green County Primary School
Thomas Street, Hindley Green, WIGAN, Lancashire, UK. WN2 4SS
(now Hindley Green Community Primary School)


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