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I have decided that i want to apply 4 mathematics and computer science at oxford next year if these r ok subjects:

Mathematics
Physics
Computing
Economics
General Studies

are these suitable subjects for the degree i want to apply for? should i do an AS Level in further maths or are these subjects ok?
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thats what we have the subforum for though...
well are they adequate or not?
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yes tehy are. but you should really put it in the other sub forums
he only wants advice?
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yes tehy are. but you should really put it in the other sub forums
do i need to do an AS level in Further Maths or r my subjects ok as they r ?
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I have decided that i want to apply 4 mathematics and computer science at oxford next year if these r ok subjects:

Mathematics
Physics
Computing
Economics
General Studies

are these suitable subjects for the degree i want to apply for? should i do an AS Level in further maths or are these subjects ok?
I would suggest you do the full further maths A-level, perhaps instead of economics if you don't want to take 6 A-levels. For Oxbridge, I think this (further maths) is what they would expect for this degree. Perhaps if it were just for comp. sci., it would not be such a concern...
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Most other applicants will have further maths
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I would suggest you do the full further maths A-level, perhaps instead of economics if you don't want to take 6 A-levels. For Oxbridge, I think this (further maths) is what they would expect for this degree. Perhaps if it were just for comp. sci., it would not be such a concern...
mmm........odd.

i looked on the oxford website and it said:

essential: Full A-Level Mathematics
reccommended: Physics or Further Mathematics

and i also have computing which is definately related to the course....
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mmm........odd.

i looked on the oxford website and it said:

essential: Full A-Level Mathematics
reccommended: Physics or Further Mathematics

and i also have computing which is definately related to the course....
They would prefer further maths to computing.
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Computing has little relevance at A-level to the type of course you would do at Oxford.

You will be severely hindering yourself by not doing F.Maths - I would have thought it would be an obvious a-level choice for someone wanting to do a degree in it (providing your school does it).
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Computing has little relevance at A-level to the type of course you would do at Oxford.

You will be severely hindering yourself by not doing F.Maths - I would have thought it would be an obvious a-level choice for someone wanting to do a degree in it (providing your school does it).
so i shouldnt bother applying then?
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Yes apply, but if you can do f. maths and don't you're not helping yourself. Plenty of people get in without it, I just don't understand why you seem so 'anti' it. I would have done f. maths if I could and I applied for geology!
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Yes apply, but if you can do f. maths and don't you're not helping yourself. Plenty of people get in without it, I just don't understand why you seem so 'anti' it. I would have done f. maths if I could and I applied for geology!
i am not anti-further maths.

because i do economics, it clashed with further maths and thats why i am doing economics instead of further maths.

i thought that my subjects would be fine.......but it seems i cant apply 4 any degree that i want without being disadvantaged by not doing further maths.

whether it be physics, maths, computer science, engineering or whatever.

i just wanted some breadth in my choices.........
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But can you still do the as?
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i am not anti-further maths.

because i do economics, it clashed with further maths and thats why i am doing economics instead of further maths.

i thought that my subjects would be fine.......but it seems i cant apply 4 any degree that i want without being disadvantaged by not doing further maths.

whether it be physics, maths, computer science, engineering or whatever.

i just wanted some breadth in my choices.........
Further Maths is probably better even for economics than economics is. What about taking it up next year to A/S level?
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I have decided that i want to apply 4 mathematics and computer science at oxford next year if these r ok subjects:

Mathematics
Physics
Computing
Economics
General Studies

are these suitable subjects for the degree i want to apply for? should i do an AS Level in further maths or are these subjects ok?
Why don't you give em a call and ask, I'm sure they won't mind I applied for Camb Natsci and got an interview with Biol, Geog, Chem and GS A2 and Physics AS, and they said they recommend 3 sci at A2 so don't be put off!!
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I would have thought that general studies wouldn't really have any significance - do oxford actually accept it?
I wouldn't just do it in order to get any 'easy' as level, seeing as many universities don't take it.
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I would have thought that general studies wouldn't really have any significance - do oxford actually accept it?
I wouldn't just do it in order to get any 'easy' as level, seeing as many universities don't take it.
Many schools force people to do it.
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I have decided that i want to apply 4 mathematics and computer science at oxford next year if these r ok subjects:

Mathematics
Physics
Computing
Economics
General Studies

are these suitable subjects for the degree i want to apply for? should i do an AS Level in further maths or are these subjects ok?

forget computing and replace it with further maths...i'd say ur chances of getting into oxford and doing a Maths degree without further maths is pretty slim.
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forget computing and replace it with further maths...i'd say ur chances of getting into oxford and doing a Maths degree without further maths is pretty slim.
forget computing for a degree that is half computer science? why?
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I think you'll see that the computing element of the degree is very dissimilar to your A-level.
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