TIGA has congratulated all A-level students who received their results yesterday. For those that are entering clearing, TIGA is advising students who are interested in video games courses to think carefully about their options and look for TIGA Accreditation as a seal of quality.
Overall, 26.4% of exams have been awarded A or A* this year, while the proportion gaining A* to C dropped to 78.4% from 79% last year.
UCAS figures show 411,860 students have taken university places so far – down 1% on last year. But a record 27.9% of the 18-year-old population have already been accepted. A dip in the number of 18-year-olds, due to a lower birth rate in 2000, means universities are looking to fill their places.
This has led to universities offering places to students through clearing, with students who already have offers being encouraged to assess their options.
To help prospective students make the right choices, TIGA University Accreditation accredits the very best undergraduate and postgraduate university courses enabling both prospective students and game developers to identify those courses that are producing industry ready graduates.
All TIGA Accredited courses teach skills required by the games industry. To ensure this, courses are examined by a panel of industry and academic experts to ensure that students are developing games industry skills as well as transferable skills important to the games industry.
TIGA accredits video games courses at the following universities:
- Anglia Ruskin University
- University Of Portsmouth
- Norwich University of the Arts
- Sheffield Hallam University
- Bournemouth University
- University Of The West Of England
- Staffordshire University
- City University London
Dr Richard Wilson OBE, CEO of TIGA, stated:
“Congratulations to all students who have received their A-Level results. A huge amount of work goes into A-levels and I hope the results met expectations.
“We advise students entering the clearing process for video games to check that the course has TIGA Accreditation. Games courses that have achieved TIGA Accreditation have a good track record of preparing students for a career in the games industry and for equipping students with relevant industry skills.”