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    Hi, I'm currently in year 11 and have a rough idea of which A-level subjects I would like to do. I am thinking of going to university to do computer science or another subject related to computers. I know the "best" A levels that people usually take would include English literature, a science subject and maths. The thing is, I do not want to do English literature as in my GCSE's I'm currently getting B's. I'm also doing double science and getting B's, but I don't think an A level science subject would suit me, as I really don't know which one I am best at. And finally, maths would definitely not suit me because at the moment I am trying extremely hard to get a C.

    However I am doing well in GCSE ICT getting Distinctions in all coursework and in French and German I am getting A's and B's.

    I am considering taking these A levels, please let me know what you think of them:

    German or French - Depending on my final GCSE grade of each.
    Applied ICT - Apparently this has a bad reputation, but this is the only ICT/computer course my college offers.
    Sociology - I will drop either Sociology/Psychology but probably Sociology depending on how well I do.
    Psychology - Read above ^^

    Please could you give me some advice on if I should take these A levels or not.
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    Take one of the languages.

    ICT (you'd be better taking straight ICT as there is a **** load of work in applied and quite a few universities see applied subjects as soft and may ask you for a higher grade or reject you straight up).

    If you want to do computer science but aren't great at maths then I suggest you take physics to A-level. If it is too hard then drop it at AS-level.

    Then what ever else. Or why not take both languages?
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Take one of the languages.

    ICT (you'd be better taking straight ICT as there is a **** load of work in applied and quite a few universities see applied subjects as soft and may ask you for a higher grade or reject you straight up).

    If you want to do computer science but aren't great at maths then I suggest you take physics to A-level. If it is too hard then drop it at AS-level.

    Then what ever else. Or why not take both languages?
    Thanks for your reply, the thing is I am not great at maths really and I heard, A level Physics relies heavily on maths. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
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    (Original post by James255)
    Thanks for your reply, the thing is I am not great at maths really and I heard, A level Physics relies heavily on maths. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
    Computer Science is quite a bit of maths in it though. Just thought you would be better taking on a more maths based subject that wasn't actually maths.

    If I was you, I'd take:

    German
    French
    ICT
    Biology (I've heard it is the easiest science) or Physics.

    Then drop the hardest one after AS-level. If your university offers in the prehaps Technology would be a good subject for you to take to A-level.
 
 
 
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