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    Alrighty everyone. I am currently in Year 11 and I have my GCSE exams in a few months.
    I am listing below the subjects I am taking for GCSE and what I am predicted for each:

    English - B
    Maths - A
    Stats - A
    Art - B
    Chemistry - B/A
    Biology - A/A*
    History - B
    Geog - B
    IT - A/A*

    Now next year for A levels it is obviously relevant that I pick subjects for my degree in a good university.

    Now I would like to go into a computing course for a degree. As I really enjoy technology and computers, I would love to make programs. But the problem is they all require maths or physics at A level. I am not great at maths even though I will have to work hard for an A at GCSE. As for physics I stupidly did not pick it for GCSE as the option blocks did not fit.

    However next year my school IT teacher has decided to teach a Computing A level instead of an IT A level.

    Could I get into a computing course at a good university even without the required degree?
    Computing A level must be at least if not more useful then a Maths A level for computing right?

    I also love media but I thought at GCSE'S it would be far to easy, so I may do it for A level.

    So I could pick these 2 subjects for A level (of course one would be an AS level):

    - Computing
    - Media
    - Unknown
    - Unknown

    But I need help with the other two. Hopefully your answers can help me decide, thankyou.
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    If they want maths, take maths A-level. I didn't take a maths a-level because I thought it would be too hard. Now I have to do a calculus course to catch up to finish my degree and it is so hard it's unreal! (I'm studying biology and chemistry, but probably applies to you as well if the uni is asking for it)
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    (Original post by Skez0)
    Alrighty everyone. I am currently in Year 11 and I have my GCSE exams in a few months.
    I am listing below the subjects I am taking for GCSE and what I am predicted for each:

    English - B
    Maths - A
    Stats - A
    Art - B
    Chemistry - B/A
    Biology - A/A*
    History - B
    Geog - B
    IT - A/A*

    Now next year for A levels it is obviously relevant that I pick subjects for my degree in a good university.

    Now I would like to go into a computing course for a degree. As I really enjoy technology and computers, I would love to make programs. But the problem is they all require maths or physics at A level. I am not great at maths even though I will have to work hard for an A at GCSE. As for physics I stupidly did not pick it for GCSE as the option blocks did not fit.

    However next year my school IT teacher has decided to teach a Computing A level instead of an IT A level.

    Could I get into a computing course at a good university even without the required degree?
    Computing A level must be at least if not more useful then a Maths A level for computing right?

    I also love media but I thought at GCSE'S it would be far to easy, so I may do it for A level.

    So I could pick these 2 subjects for A level (of course one would be an AS level):

    - Computing
    - Media
    - Unknown
    - Unknown

    But I need help with the other two. Hopefully your answers can help me decide, thankyou.
    Maths A-Level is a requirement for almost all computing degrees.
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    So you guys are telling me to take it even if I may struggle?
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    (Original post by Skez0)
    So you guys are telling me to take it even if I may struggle?
    If computing is what you want to do then I'm afraid so.
    AS isn't as hard as all that
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    (Original post by joostan)
    If computing is what you want to do then I'm afraid so.
    AS isn't as hard as all that
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