Yep just continue with your websites I guess and you could always start up a few software projects in your free time and such, everything like this will always give you that edge over applicants because remember a lot of the applicants won't even know how to program yet!
(Original post by MissAjayG)
Thanks, was starting to get frantic there, thinking I had to to something and can't find anything.
Of course I won't just rest from now until December but, it's nice not to worry too much
Where are you thinking of applying btw?
Last edited by pixelfrag; 23-05-2012 at 10:56.
Computing is a mathematical subject, especially in the way we approach it at Oxford. So it's important to us that you have developed your ability in mathematical thinking. We think doing both Maths and Further Maths to A2 is the best way of doing this, but we recognise that some schools are unable to offer this combination, and we recognise too that some candidates come late to the realisation of the benefits of Further Maths, too late to change subject choices they have already made. So whilst double Maths is a good combination of A levels for us, we are more than willing to consider applications from people with a single Maths A level, with or without Further Maths to AS level. If you had chosen not to do FMaths we'd be curious as to why.
(Original post by pixelfrag)
is further maths an utter necessary for admission? It is commonly said that it is "recommended and favorable" but would it have considerable weight when choosing one applicant over another if one applicant had further maths and the other didn't?
Further Maths tends to help people with the aptitude test part of the application process, but we know if you're doing FMaths or not when we look at your results.
We can't accept applications from people who are not taking at least Mathematics to A2 level, but for those who are not taking Further Mathematics to A2, there are resources to help with the transition from school to university Mathematics.
Of the students who we made offers to in the last admissions round, who applied with/doing A Levels, 95% had done Further Maths. The rest hadn't.
Hope that helps. Feel free to throw further questions my way.
Last edited by Oxford Computer Science Dept; 23-05-2012 at 15:04.
Indeed there are. We make some suggestions
(Original post by WaNaBe)
The Code Book by Simon Singh is really good, and I'm sure there are other books you can find as well.
Last edited by Oxford Computer Science Dept; 23-05-2012 at 15:27.