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    I am currently doing btec ict level and say If i get ddd or d*d*d* will I have any chance of going to a good uni or will I have to go to a bad one. And also what courses can you do with btec
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    (Original post by Westhamfan40)
    I am currently doing btec ict level and say If i get ddd or d*d*d* will I have any chance of going to a good uni or will I have to go to a bad one. And also what courses can you do with btec
    Generally, BTECs are fairly specialised. So you can do any course that is in a similar area to your BTEC subject, but you wouldn't be able to apply to something completely different. If you achieve DDD or D*D*D* then you will be able to apply to a good uni, as most unis will accept these qualifications.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Generally, BTECs are fairly specialised. So you can do any course that is in a similar area to your BTEC subject, but you wouldn't be able to apply to something completely different. If you achieve DDD or D*D*D* then you will be able to apply to a good uni, as most unis will accept these qualifications.
    I'm doing ict btec so what can I do with it
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    Heres a step by step guide that you can follow:
    1. Go on complete university guide
    2. Select the computer science section
    3. Click on the university at the top
    4. Look at the entry requirements
    5. Repeat until you find a decent university that will accept you.


    To answer your question, yes a few of the top universities will accept you like lancaster, loughborough and bath. You can apply to durham, birminham and manchester if you do A level maths alongside your btec.
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    Inc. A level Maths:

    Oxford: DDD+A*
    Durham: DDD+A
    Bristol: DDD+A
    Southampton: DDM+A
    Manchester (cant remember)
    Sheffield: DDM+B

    Without A level Maths:

    Bath: D*D*D* or D*DD+A(AS level)
    Surrey: DDD
    Cardiff: D*D*D*
    Queen Mary: D*DD
    Kings College London: DDD
    Leeds: D*DD
    Royal Holloway: DDD
    Nottingham: DDD
    Liverpool: D*DD

    For IT degrees (not CS):
    UCL: DDD
    Southampton: DDD
    Manchester: D*DD

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Inc. A level Maths:

    Oxford: DDD+A*
    Durham: DDD+A
    Bristol: DDD+A
    Southampton: DDM+A
    Manchester (cant remember)
    Sheffield: DDM+B

    Without A level Maths:

    Bath: D*D*D* or D*DD+A(AS level)
    Surrey: DDD
    Cardiff: D*D*D*
    Queen Mary: D*DD
    Kings College London: DDD
    Leeds: D*DD
    Royal Holloway: DDD
    Nottingham: DDD
    Liverpool: D*DD

    For IT degrees (not CS):
    UCL: DDD
    Southampton: DDD
    Manchester: D*DD

    Hope this helps
    Only bad thing is a lot of good unis only accept 5 b and a at GCSE I only got 7cs
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    (Original post by Westhamfan40)
    Only bad thing is a lot of good unis only accept 5 b and a at GCSE I only got 7cs
    I've never seen that, if you wantto do Computer Science then some will ask for either an A or B at GCSE Maths
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    I don't really know why they want so high grades in Maths for CS. Computers literally work out equations for you!
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    I don't really know why they want so high grades in Maths for CS. Computers literally work out equations for you!
    Are you being serious?

    CS is a highly theoretical subject as well as having practical elements such as Software Engineering the Maths in a CS degree is intense! if you dont want to do technically demanding degree do an ITMB degree as that will cover more how to use technology rather than giving you an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of it, which is what you get with CS.

    And if you are talking about programming you still need to be able to understand, analyse and implement complex algorithms as well as if you are developing a system that uses difficult maths then you still need to understand what it does rather than just calling to a function that you dont understand (that'll get you nowhere) so without a solid grounding in mathematics you will struggle.
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Are you being serious?

    CS is a highly theoretical subject as well as having practical elements such as Software Engineering the Maths in a CS degree is intense! if you dont want to do technically demanding degree do an ITMB degree as that will cover more how to use technology rather than giving you an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of it, which is what you get with CS.

    And if you are talking about programming you still need to be able to understand, analyse and implement complex algorithms as well as if you are developing a system that uses difficult maths then you still need to understand what it does rather than just calling to a function that you dont understand (that'll get you nowhere) so without a solid grounding in mathematics you will struggle.
    Jesus christ you dodged the statement entirely.
    Yes, math is vital. But I meant a grade so high, like A* in A-levels.
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    Jesus christ you dodged the statement entirely.
    Yes, math is vital. But I meant a grade so high, like A* in A-levels.
    Have you done CS before?

    Not really dodged i explained why being numerate is pretty much essential for CS

    and its only a few unis that will require an A* in Maths A level, even Oxford ask for an A, the reason they do this is because they believe due to the academic level of their courses it is essential that all their intake is of a certain ability

    Look up some content of a typical CS maths module and you'll see, I myself didnt take Maths A level but got a decent grade in GCSE and have sruggled at times with the maths component of my degree but have at least passed everything
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Have you done CS before?

    Not really dodged i explained why being numerate is pretty much essential for CS

    and its only a few unis that will require an A* in Maths A level, even Oxford ask for an A, the reason they do this is because they believe due to the academic level of their courses it is essential that all their intake is of a certain ability

    Look up some content of a typical CS maths module and you'll see, I myself didnt take Maths A level but got a decent grade in GCSE and have sruggled at times with the maths component of my degree but have at least passed everything
    I got a c in maths so basically i won't be able to get in a good unit btw what did you get in maths
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    (Original post by Carthaginian)
    Jesus christ you dodged the statement entirely.
    Yes, math is vital. But I meant a grade so high, like A* in A-levels.
    Computer science is literally maths upon maths
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    (Original post by iHammmy)
    Computer science is literally maths upon maths
    So basically no good uni will accept a c in maths.
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    (Original post by Westhamfan40)
    So basically no good uni will accept a c in maths.
    Most likely no, especially for computer science
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    You don't deserve to go to a good uni after doing a BTEC
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    (Original post by Cronus)
    You don't deserve to go to a good uni after doing a BTEC
    Most/all russel group universities will accept BTEC's you idiot
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    (Original post by Cronus)
    You don't deserve to go to a good uni after doing a BTEC
    I know I wanted to do a levels but I needed a grade b
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    (Original post by Cronus)
    You don't deserve to go to a good uni after doing a BTEC
    Currently third year doing an MSci in ComSci + got into an good placement doing R&D/Engineering and i did a BTEC....
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Currently third year doing an MSci in ComSci + got into an good placement doing R&D/Engineering and i did a BTEC....
    What did you get in GCSE maths

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