Actually, an awful lot of universities ask for 3 A2 and a further pass at AS.
(Original post by McNicholl)
This is madness. Nothing but Medicine asks for 4 AS levels, 5 is just out of the question.
Edit: I assure you that they do, mysterious neg-repper
Last edited by kerily; 21-09-2011 at 02:15.
Well you come across as rude......., and you wrote 'There is not a single course that the inclusion of computing will give you any kind of advantage for.' and the person who quoted you quite rightly pointed out very friendly that that isn't true with the quote that they gave!
(Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
Erm, no, quite correct.
Let me Explain ....
The OP is doing
Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Computing
I said drop computing, well by my reckoning that leaves him with
Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics .
Do I need to explain further??
Last edited by LauraMxx; 20-09-2011 at 23:35.
(Original post by tehmonkey)
I always thought that some University's didn't count Further Maths as a fourth AS which could restrict the OP to certain unis if they were to drop Computing. I may be wrong however, just I remember my school mentioning this quite a few times last year.
(i) Further maths is a perfectly valid 4th AS-level (or 3rd A-level for that matter ... medicine excluded)
(ii) There are several courses that you have not got a high hope in hell of getting accepted onto unless you have Further Maths.
Last edited by H.C. Chinaski; 21-09-2011 at 00:27.
(Original post by Oxford University)
Do I need to have done Computer Studies or Information Technology at A level?
No. Though these subjects are relevant, the way Computer Science is studied at University level is quite different from the way it is studied at school.
Also relevant are the A level Maths modules in Discrete Maths or Decision Maths; but again, the way we study these topics at University level goes far beyond what you will have done at school, so it's no particular advantage to have done these modules. On the other hand, if the sort of questions raised by these topics excite your interest, then perhaps Computer Science is the subject for you.
Do I need Further Maths?
As explained in the open day talks, Computing is a mathematical subject, especially in the way we approach it at Oxford. So you will need to know some mathematics, and more importantly, to have developed your ability in mathematical thinking. We think doing both Maths and Further Maths to A2 is the best way of doing this
best subjects for said Degree:
Maths , Further Maths + A.N.Other ** Physics
as I said right at the beginning of this nonsense C.S. A level does not give you any advantage ..... Further Maths on the other Hand...
Last edited by H.C. Chinaski; 21-09-2011 at 00:14.