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    Currently, I'm studying, alongside dual award science, English and maths, media and DiDA ICT.

    I really enjoy ICT, but I don't like ICT as it is in DiDA (applied). I was wondering which course would be more suited for me - ICT or Computing. I'm more interested in programming, etc, but I don't really know which course would be better?
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    Definitely Computing. I did DiDA last year and found it mind-numbing and pointless. I'm only doing ICT this year because of the theory lessons (the AS is 60% exams) which I do actually find quite interesting compared to 100% coursework in DiDA. Also, being at a new school with a much better teacher has helped make the subject more interesting.

    Computing is more respected and actually contains 'computer-sciency' type content, as opposed to ICT which is basically thinly veiled business studies.

    Case in point; I had an ICT lesson today where the main topic of discussion was "OHP vs Computer Presentations". :facepalm:

    Nevertheless, if all goes well I'll be taking OCR AS Computing (privately, it wasn't offered at any Sixth Forms I applied to) next year so I'll still get a chance to experience it.

    In short, I'd recommend you go for Computing over ICT. :yep:
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    hmm power point and learning Microsoft word or do computing and learn about programming

    hard choices?
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    Computing 100%.
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    I did CiDA ICT for GCSE and really wanted to carry on ICT for college and then as a career.. WOW, did my opinion change!
    You will have a major shock if you pick either ICT or Computing as I don't believe that CiDA/DiDA link anywhere at all with A-Level ICT.
    My CiDA consisted of just coursework which personally required little skill, however WJEC AS ICT is (I think) 50/50 coursework and exam based. I found the coursework relatively easy (A grade) but the exam I twice got an E in :ahee:
    There is a lot of theory work for AS and I'm presuming double that for A2 but thankfully I dropped it.
    I couldn't give you a good opinion on Computing but I'm sure its supposed to be much harder... But I don't know for sure
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    If you want to do programming then go for computing
 
 
 
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