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    If I successfully get A*AA, I will be at University in September to Study Computer Science.

    Please provide Links/Videos or anything that is short which I can read to get me excited about the course.

    I don't know too much about what to expect.

    If we can get this going people can post interesting links over the next few months.

    Thank you.
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    Academic Earth lectures, Project Euler (just a bit of fun), Codeacademy (handy if you don't know any programming languages).
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    (Original post by Damask-)
    Academic Earth lectures, Project Euler (just a bit of fun), Codeacademy (handy if you don't know any programming languages).
    Thank you!

    If anyone has any videos they can recommend too that would be great, It's surprisingly hard to find Comp Sci documentaries despite the fact we are supposed to be in the informaiton age :/
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    We make some suggestions here: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/ug...ground_reading
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    (Original post by Damask-)
    Academic Earth lectures, Project Euler (just a bit of fun), Codeacademy (handy if you don't know any programming languages).
    Codeacademy is what I've used before, it's very handy as you can do everything on the website and it just takes you through it step by step.
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    (Original post by Oxford Computer Science Dept)
    We make some suggestions here: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/ug...ground_reading
    Great stuff there. Do Oxford accept transfers to the Computer Science Program?
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    Great stuff there. Do Oxford accept transfers to the Computer Science Program?
    No I'm afraid not. It doesn't happen that often, but it is possible to apply to entry into the first year of our undergraduate degrees based on your performance in the first year of a relevant degree elsewhere. Info here: https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/admissions/u..._university.3F
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    (Original post by Better)
    Hi

    If I successfully get A*AA, I will be at University in September to Study Computer Science.

    Please provide Links/Videos or anything that is short which I can read to get me excited about the course.
    Not sure which subjects you are doing for A-Level (other than the 2 in your sig). But if you are doing FMath, cram the linear algebra - im biased of course, but the things that you can do with it are scary

    edit: assuming no FMath, look at the basics of Linear Algebra :P
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    (Original post by Alexgadgetman)
    Not sure which subjects you are doing for A-Level (other than the 2 in your sig). But if you are doing FMath, cram the linear algebra - im biased of course, but the things you can do with that stuff is scary

    edit: assuming no FMath, look at the basics of Linear Algebra :P
    Just doing normal Maths haha.

    Oh you go to Maastricht nice. I have some friends there!
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    Oh you go to Maastricht nice. I have some friends there!
    small world. Influx of Brit's here this year.

    And I'm sure that you will get Linear Algebra at some point in your first year anyway.

    For learning programming stuff, I would recommend something simple (like scratch or kodu) for a couple of weeks, then progress onto Java (it's messy, but you can create fun stuff relatively quickly without worrying whether your memory management is terrible).

    I dont know whether you have checked the iTunes U channels out, but a fair few US uni's have the courses for the first semester online there with all the materials (pretty sweet):
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/t...1./id529181544

    Also there are courses here:
    https://www.coursera.org/courses?stats=upcoming

    but most are suitable for after the intro course rather than before
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    (Original post by Alexgadgetman)
    small world. Influx of Brit's here this year.

    And I'm sure that you will get Linear Algebra at some point in your first year anyway.

    For learning programming stuff, I would recommend something simple (like scratch or kodu) for a couple of weeks, then progress onto Java (it's messy, but you can create fun stuff relatively quickly without worrying whether your memory management is terrible).

    I dont know whether you have checked the iTunes U channels out, but a fair few US uni's have the courses for the first semester online there with all the materials (pretty sweet):
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/t...1./id529181544

    Also there are courses here:
    https://www.coursera.org/courses?stats=upcoming

    but most are suitable for after the intro course rather than before
    Thank you very much this is exactly what the type of stuff I was looking for!

    More motivation to do very well in these exams!
 
 
 
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