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I was looking into AS level ICT as an option, but I don't have a GCSE in it. It isn't compulsory to have a GCSE in it at the college to take the course, but is there much point without the prior knowledge, or will it be okay?
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I was looking into AS level ICT as an option, but I don't have a GCSE in it. It isn't compulsory to have a GCSE in it at the college to take the course, but is there much point without the prior knowledge, or will it be okay?
Hey there, I'm just going to move this to the Computer Science forum for you as you should get a response there.

You should also check out the forum to see if there's any other threads there which might be helpful to you! http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=132
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Errr, well I have OCR Nationals Level 2 IT and i've found the course OK. I am at A2 now but do have an interest in this subject area and would like a career in it. Do you know what exam board it would be on?
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I was looking into AS level ICT as an option, but I don't have a GCSE in it. It isn't compulsory to have a GCSE in it at the college to take the course, but is there much point without the prior knowledge, or will it be okay?
Its fine, however I'd recommend you take computer science if its available instead of ICT as it is far more useful and valued than ICT, and/or maths if you are aiming for a career of some sort in IT.

I'll probably get hate for this but I feel ICT "teaches" how to use software and not that great a subject, whereas computer science teaches you how to solve problems and create software.
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I'll probably get hate for this but I feel ICT "teaches" how to use software and not that great a subject, whereas computer science teaches you how to solve problems and create software.
Totally agree. And i feel that Computer Science is more of an academic subject!
But I am currently studying A Level OCR IT and have find it is a great course and so much more in depth!
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I was looking into AS level ICT as an option, but I don't have a GCSE in it. It isn't compulsory to have a GCSE in it at the college to take the course, but is there much point without the prior knowledge, or will it be okay?
Personally, I found AS ICT easier having the GCSE background as the course is repeated a lot but I know several people who did not do it for GCSE and go on just fine. If you're willing to do the work and are interested in it you should be fine
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I was looking into AS level ICT as an option, but I don't have a GCSE in it. It isn't compulsory to have a GCSE in it at the college to take the course, but is there much point without the prior knowledge, or will it be okay?
I do ICT and Computer Science, no maths here :P

To be fair, Computer Science is not thaaat mathsy, it has quite a bit of alegbra and stuff but nothing a grade B at GCSE cant figure out.

Anyways, ICT - What's the exam board? If its WJEC like me, the average grade is a U in the uk. BUT if you can already use IT programs it really isnt that hard. The theory is like using IT in schools,hospitals,work,online,ho me.... its fairly straightforward but REALLY specific.

If I had a choice, either Computing Science OR ICT.... Hands down Computer Science > ICT.

It IS a much better choice but you need a problem solving brain!
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I took OCR ICT as an A-Level (Non-Applied), without having done GCSE ICT (single or double), and I have never found that to be a disadvantage.

The only maths I have ever needed is basic addition (really, just like 12+15 etc)

But, if you do have the option to choose Computer Science, take it!
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Thanks everyone! The maths shouldnt be a problem anyway, and the exam board for ICT is AQA, which I've heard isn't that good anyway. Luckily, the college does have computing as an option, so I'll check it out on the Pre-enrolment days tomorrow
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