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About Me

Background History

I'm James, I currently live and work in Bristol UK, I was not the ideal student at school and I used to muck around a lot and that was my downfall, I just wanted to have fun more than I wanted to knuckle down and study.

I ended up failing my GCSE's my highest grade was a 'D' nevertheless I still went on to college to study Micro Computer Servicing and Technology (MST) as well as retake GCSE Maths and English. I still failed Maths, but I did get a 'C' in English and English Literature. I passed the hardware side of MST but not the theory, I was not good at putting things into words.

When I left college I had a few dead-end jobs and then I ended up getting a job as a trainee computer engineer for Lloyds Bank, but working in their offices in London, I loved that job but it was short-lived as I was not getting any training and they just sort of forgot about me, I was young, 18 at the time and had no idea about the "real world" they then let me go, and again I was back to the beginning and because I had no formal training or any real qualifications I was unable to get another job in the IT industry. I got a job at a pet shop (Pets City) and stayed there for about 12 months and to be honest it was the best year of my life as I made loads of friends there and we were like one big happy family.

Big Change in my life

I met my partner online and he lived in Somerset and I was in Surrey, our relationship moved quickly and before I knew I handed in my notice and then moved to Somerset to be with him, and 21 years later we are still together and now living in Bristol, with our Dog - Mac and Cat - Tom!

Shortly after I moved in I got a job working the night shift in a petrol station in Bridgwater which I hated I had to deal with all the drunks on a Friday and Saturday night and I used to get a lot of abuse so I stayed there for a couple of months and then I got a job in PetsMart in Weston Super Mare and stayed there for about 10 months then they ended up dropping my hours so I could not afford to stay there.

My Partner worked for a breakdown company in Bristol and they had just bought a huge warehouse and they were after a warehouse worker and so I went for the job, the money was a lot more but of course I had to travel from Bridgwater to Bristol and I did not drive at the time so I had to get the train and then cycle from the train station to work! long story short I am still working there and now in my 20th year but I now do a lot more things there, I no longer work in the warehouse not unless I'm needed and I look after their IT to a point as well as accounts, and general admin. I love the people I work with but it's not really a job where I can progress.

The decision to go back to education

I had been thinking about going back to education for a few years but I was always reluctant to do so as I was scared that I would just not understand anything and end up failing. I'm very good at being self-deprecating and my partner gets annoyed with me when I do that. I spoke to one of my friends who has been through university and he said "Just go for it" and so here I am.

I managed to get student finance and as they say "the rest is history!"


Modules Taken and completed with TMA and Module Scores

 

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Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
TU100 My Digital Life TMA 01 - 76
TMA 02 - 86
TMA 03 - 63
TMA 04 - 75
TMA 05 - 82
iCMA 51 - 87
iCMA 52 - 89
iCMA 53 - 56
iCMA 54 - 75
iCMA 55 - 82
iCMA 56 - 72
iCMA 57 - 70
Grade 1 pass 85
Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
MU123 Discovering Mathematics TMA 01 - 95
TMA 02 - 86
TMA 03 - 72
TMA 04 - 85
iCMA 41 - 100
iCMA 42 - 67
iCMA 43 - 64
iCMA 44 - 56
iCMA 45 - 52
Grade 2 pass 76
Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
TM129 Technologies in Practice TMA 01 - 90
TMA 02 - 88
TMA 03 - 88
Grade 3 pass 66
Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
TM257 Cisco Networking (CCNA) Part 1 TMA 01 - 99
TMA 02 - 96
Grade 2 pass 77
Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
TT284 Web Technologies TMA 01 - 70
TMA 02 - 82
TMA 03 - 63
Grade 2 pass 82
Module Code Module Name Assignment Score Module Score
TM255 Communications and Information Technology TMA 01 - 71
TMA 02 - 98
TMA 03 - 81
Grade 2 pass 80
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