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Hi there, This is to all you A2 computing Students. I have done AS Computing AQA and found alrite but dont know whether to take it next year instead of Maths. Can any one tell me if Computing gets harder next year. Is the Coursework hard or is it the same as the AS pretty much.

Any Advice would be appreciated.

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yeah good question!
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Well Im about to take my A2 computing exams, so I think I can answer your question.
I already did a fair amount of computing like activity before starting my A-levels, so I like a lot of people found the AS quite easy, especially due to the really easy exams we were given last Summer.
A2 computing covers a lot of the same ground, but in further detail and picks up on a few new things. There is more to learn, and some people struggle with reading pseudo-code and recursive functions etc, but if you program you will find this not at all challenging. The coursework leaves you more of a free reign, but the mark scheme appears to be more generous toward the database/data processing kind of project. I thought sod that- and wrote a client/server chat proggy.
As for computing vs. maths, I would definately do maths, its more challening, and if you want to do a computer science related degree, no uni I know of gives a stuff about Computing A - level, where as maths is strongly favoured.
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hey flakker you saw we have free reign but does the a2 project not have to be for an end-user? any more info on the project would be appreciated.

that's a shame about most uni's not caring about computing - i assumed it was the most important subject... oh well i'm taking maths as well.
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