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    I was wondering... Is there a difference between computing and computer science? Also I was wondering If i take computing course, do I have to have an A-level in maths or will GCSE Maths suffice?
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    (Original post by unorthodox97)
    I was wondering... Is there a difference between computing and computer science? Also I was wondering If i take computing course, do I have to have an A-level in maths or will GCSE Maths suffice?
    The question is a bit difficult to answer as it varies. The term 'computer science' is used quite generally but can mean different things; 'true computer science' (so to be speak) like you would see at Oxford/Cambridge, etc, tends to involve heavy maths, and I'm sure you wouldn't be able to get on the course without a-level maths (or equiv.) let alone without further maths. 'Computing' can involve a lot of the same topics, but is generally less math-sy. Typical units will probably be along the lines of programming, networks, databases, etc. For computing they'll like maths but it's not necessary; a B+ at GCSE will probably be OK, I failed my a-level maths (got a D at AS and B at GCSE) but I got onto a Software Engineering course reasonably easily.

    As I stated a lot of this information/entry requirements varies between institutions, so you'll have to check course information on their website.
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    Quiet a few unis out there that will offer you a place without Maths Alevel.
 
 
 
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