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    Hi, i recently applied for 6th form and the subjects i'm taking are:

    Maths
    Physics
    Computing
    History

    Now, i've been doing a bit of research about what is needed for computer science at university (what i want to do), and some people have been saying that universities usually prefer those who have done further maths.

    My question is, is this true, and if it is, should i swap out history for further maths? I'm taking history because i enjoy it and i'm expected an A, so i thought i might aswell take it...

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    Whilst some universities do like it, its not essential for most unis. I didn't take Further Maths and have received offers from Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester and Aston for Computer Science. I'd reccomend checking on the university website to see if there are any essential subjects
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    Not needed, but I do believe it's an advantage - it came up a lot whilst I was briefly considering CS.

    Why not swap physics or computing for it if you want to do history?
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Not needed, but I do believe it's an advantage - it came up a lot whilst I was briefly considering CS.

    Why not swap physics or computing for it if you want to do history?
    I always thought that those two subjects were actually needed to do computer science, or am i wrong?
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    (Original post by demonhunta)
    I always thought that those two subjects were actually needed to do computer science, or am i wrong?
    Physics was needed in lieu of further maths but not necessary otherwise (when I was looking, at least) ... but unis didn't seem to think much of computing.

    What sort of unis are you considering?
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    Don't do computing. Do further maths. Top unis don't usually make offers that include computing.
 
 
 
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