Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I didn't opt for Physics at A Levels. Can I do Computer Science without knowledge of Physics?
    Offline

    20
    (Original post by manutdfan145)
    I didn't opt for Physics at A Levels. Can I do Computer Science without knowledge of Physics?
    As far as I know. It's on a par with Physics in that you'll need strong mathematical capabilities, but Physics is a different subject.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Yes, it's not a problem.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by manutdfan145)
    I didn't opt for Physics at A Levels. Can I do Computer Science without knowledge of Physics?
    As long as you have Maths you will be fine
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tootles)
    As far as I know. It's on a par with Physics in that you'll need strong mathematical capabilities, but Physics is a different subject.

    I'm fairly handy at Maths and got an A in A Level Maths. I'm confident I'll do well provided its Pure Math.

    So basically at most unis theres no specific module that requires some knowledge of Physics?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't imagine you would need it, I do physics at degree and I'm pretty sure I would have been capable without doing physics at A-Level Maths and particularly mechanics are so much more relevant.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    I wouldn't imagine you would need it, I do physics at degree and I'm pretty sure I would have been capable without doing physics at A-Level Maths and particularly mechanics are so much more relevant.
    The mechanics paper in A Levels is staggeringly easy, even for someone like me who hasn't ever studied Physics. I think I got full marks in that particular paper.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Shouldn't need it at all in my opinion. That said universities are wierd in the stuff they ask for, try just ringing a few up and asking - quickest way to get real info *assuming it doesnt just say on the website, they can be very vuage though*
    Offline

    20
    (Original post by manutdfan145)
    I'm fairly handy at Maths and got an A in A Level Maths. I'm confident I'll do well provided its Pure Math.

    So basically at most unis theres no specific module that requires some knowledge of Physics?
    I'm doing a CS degree, and I only have a single AS level (Electronics). Don't worry.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Also on an unrelated note, I am on a gap year and I need suggestions on what I can do in these few months to prepare for a CS degree. I'll admit to not knowing how to program, nor do I have any practical experience of any sort of computer work. Basically my most impressive ability with the computer at this time is knowing how to touch type. Any websites out there for a beginner such as myself to help me gain some basic knowledge of computing?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by manutdfan145)
    Also on an unrelated note, I am on a gap year and I need suggestions on what I can do in these few months to prepare for a CS degree. I'll admit to not knowing how to program, nor do I have any practical experience of any sort of computer work. Basically my most impressive ability with the computer at this time is knowing how to touch type. Any websites out there for a beginner such as myself to help me gain some basic knowledge of computing?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkMDC...A56BC7F4A1F852

    Is really helpful in teaching you java
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    As already said, you'll be fine. I did do Physics at A level, but I would not be at a disadvantage in my course if I didn't do it.

    (Original post by manutdfan145)
    Also on an unrelated note, I am on a gap year and I need suggestions on what I can do in these few months to prepare for a CS degree. I'll admit to not knowing how to program, nor do I have any practical experience of any sort of computer work. Basically my most impressive ability with the computer at this time is knowing how to touch type. Any websites out there for a beginner such as myself to help me gain some basic knowledge of computing?
    You'll get mixed views on this. I have heard people say not to program before uni so you don't pick up bad habits, and I have also heard others saying get as much experience as you can. Personally, I think some programming experience is a good thing, and certainly some knowledge
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    I have heard people say not to program before uni so you don't pick up bad habits
    Yeah, I've heard that as well but just don't have clue where it was from :/
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by FinalMH)
    Yeah, I've heard that as well but just don't have clue where it was from :/
    It said that in the video you linked earlier.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Epic Tristan)
    It said that in the video you linked earlier.
    LOL thank you
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 31, 2011
The home of Results and Clearing

3,626

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year

University open days

  1. Bournemouth University
    Clearing Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  2. University of Bolton
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
  3. Bishop Grosseteste University
    All Courses Undergraduate
    Fri, 17 Aug '18
Poll
A-level students - how do you feel about your results?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.