Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've been accepted into Sixth Form, however I am planning on changing my A level selections to pursue a career in computer programming.

    I've decided:

    Computing (Obviously)
    Maths
    Physics
    English (I heard it's good for getting into uni)

    ____________

    Would these be enough?
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ComicalMo)
    I've been accepted into Sixth Form, however I am planning on changing my A level selections to pursue a career in computer programming (e.g. Developing Video Games or Programs)

    I've decided:

    Computing (Obviously)
    Maths
    Physics
    English (I heard it's good for getting into uni)

    ____________

    Would these be enough?
    They sound ideal to me.

    If you're good at maths you could consider Further maths, either as well or instead of English, but bear in mind some universities don't see it as an extra subject (besides having a humanities subject is useful, and makes a nice change in work patterns). A lot of the concepts in FM could be useful in computing.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Go to some University websites and look what the 'Admissions Requirements' are for the course you want to do - these will be specific grades in specific subjects and will be different for each University. University of Salford has a course called 'Computing and Video Games'- could be good place to start.

    A good website to see what courses are offered where is www.whatuni.com Just enter a keyword like 'games' or 'video' etc and Search. This will give you a long list of possible courses/Unis.
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.