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Retakes and Further Mathematics

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    As the results day for International Schools is in August 11, I got my grades this morning. I didn't expect them to be all A's but I did expect them to not be C. The results are:

    General Paper - A
    Physics - B
    Mathematics - B
    Computer Science - C (I haven't got the marks but I did get a B in AS)

    I do want to pursue Computer Science as my major in uni but I doubt that with that C. I did some research and found out that the uni would start from the scratch so the C won't matter. Should I retake the A2 Comp Sci and get my grades up to B or possibly an A?

    I want to study abroad as well (Australia) and the university's entry requirements for Computer Science was BBC with General Paper or similar subject. I do meet the standards but I am thinking about taking Further Mathematics exam this October since I'll be applying for Feb Intakes. Should I take it? I know Further Math will be beneficial but I'm not sure about getting even a C.

    Be careful, a B in maths suggests there's still some unresolved gaps in your knowledge. Further maths IS a step up, and you'll need to absolutely solidify your normal maths knowledge if you're going for it. You can definitely do it if you want, just warning you that it's gonna be a little tough. I haven't really found the Computing A level to be all that similar to uni, uni is way better so if you're sure you enjoy CS then I wouldn't let a low grade in it the A level put you off entirely. But make sure you do really enjoy CS and know what you're getting yourself in for.
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