Hey, I am currently studying AS level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and I am hoping to study Maths at one of the Russel Group universities.
I will probably drop Chemistry at the end of this year and I was considering taking up an AS in Computing, as I am interested in it and to help my application for university. But I was wondering whether it will benefit my application for Maths by doing Computing next year, or whether I should just drop Chemistry and leave it at that?
Any advice is appreciated
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- Thread Starter
- 04-04-2013 13:01
- 04-04-2013 13:22
It's logic based so it wouldn't hurt at all to take it
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- 04-04-2013 13:35
Clearly check the specification and look at the textbooks before you proceed with picking Computing. The programming at AS a level computing is very basic and during your maths degree, they should teach you all the programming that you need anyway. You have 3 perfect choices for A2 (Maths, FM and physics) so your 4th subject (if you do pick it) will not be that important.
I'm currently doing AS maths, FM, Physics and computing and computing is definitely not what I expected it to be (so much that I completely gave up on the idea of doing computer science). I actually regret not doing chemistry AS instead of computing.
I'm not sure about OCR's spec for computing but AQA is just downright boring and pointless.Last edited by dada55; 04-04-2013 at 13:37.