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I'm currently planning to take:
Computer Science (OCR)
Art and Design: Graphic Communication (OCR)
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Design Technology: Product Design (OCR) or Media Studies (AQA)

Anyone got any advice on which A Level I should take out of those two? For reference, I've done neither at GCSE and I'm just wondering which of the two is more interesting / preferable. I want to work in the games industry but anything creative would suit me

UPDATE: decided on Product Design, thanks for the feedback!
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Im also planning to take computer science a level. You should probally take DT as a third to go with graphic communication
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Any idea on what you want to do at uni? (If you want to go)

I think with game design a really important thing is to get experience by working on your own projects.

I read (not sure how legit this is) that the guy who designed the Fallout series got a History degree, so it seems like an industry willing to take a range of people
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Im also planning to take computer science a level. You should probally take DT as a third to go with graphic communication
i'm leaning towards DT tbh because it's more maths-y and media is more english-y, but i'm definitely better at maths - english lit is not good for me lol
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I think I’d go with product design if I was you mate! Do you have a careers advisor at school?
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I'm currently planning to take:
Computer Science (OCR)
Art and Design: Graphic Communication (OCR)
and one of
Design Technology: Product Design (OCR) or Media Studies (AQA)

Anyone got any advice on which A Level I should take out of those two? For reference, I've done neither at GCSE and I'm just wondering which of the two is more interesting / preferable. I want to work in the games industry but anything creative would suit me.
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(Original post by SuperHuman98)
Any idea on what you want to do at uni? (If you want to go)

I think with game design a really important thing is to get experience by working on your own projects.

I read that the guy who designed the Fallout series got a History degree, so it seems like an industry willing to take a range of people
i deffo want to go to uni, it seems like a good experience. i'm pretty certain on game design but things could change. about the industry taking a variety of people, most junior game designer jobs advertised ask for a bachelor's degree in a 'relevant field' so maybe when Fallout was designed, or maybe the guy just had an exceptional edge over the other candidates or something.
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I think I’d go with product design if I was you mate! Do you have a careers advisor at school?
yeah but not being rude the careers advisor really isn't helpful kinda just gives us a link to a very dated job database like ok i could've done that myself but whatever. i'm leaning towards product design tbh as im better at maths than english and product is definitely the more maths-y of the two
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