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    I just finished my first year Btec extended diploma in IT. I am going to be applying to universities in the next few months (through UCAS). I am thinking to do a level Maths (Taking the exams in June 2015) but is there any point as I am applying to university without any AS maths grades. (looking to study computer science btw). Could you also tell how I can find a place where I could sit the modules etc (From Northampton).
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    (Original post by Mahadsss)
    I just finished my first year Btec extended diploma in IT. I am going to be applying to universities in the next few months (through UCAS). I am thinking to do a level Maths (Taking the exams in June 2015) but is there any point as I am applying to university without any AS maths grades. (looking to study computer science btw). Could you also tell how I can find a place where I could sit the modules etc (From Northampton).
    Hello friend, if you revise over this summer for your maths and if you really decide to do the maths as private candidate then go for it, Denbigh school in Milton Kyenes does offer private candidates place where you can sit for your maths exams and it is reasonably a cheap place, you have to call them up and book your exams in winter time and not now
    hope this helps
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    (Original post by Mahadsss)
    I just finished my first year Btec extended diploma in IT. I am going to be applying to universities in the next few months (through UCAS). I am thinking to do a level Maths (Taking the exams in June 2015) but is there any point as I am applying to university without any AS maths grades. (looking to study computer science btw). Could you also tell how I can find a place where I could sit the modules etc (From Northampton).
    Even if you only took an AS it would be a help if you are taking Computer Science at university and you can always put it on your UCAS application. Most private candidates pick AQA or Edexcel. There isn't a massive difference in what you learn so you could go with what the centre wants you to do. Both exam boards have advice to private candidates on their websites.
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    Maths would be extremely useful to you if your wish is to pursue computer science. It's very presence on your UCAS will make you more attractive to Uni's.
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    (Original post by Emad1993)
    Hello friend, if you revise over this summer for your maths and if you really decide to do the maths as private candidate then go for it, Denbigh school in Milton Kyenes does offer private candidates place where you can sit for your maths exams and it is reasonably a cheap place, you have to call them up and book your exams in winter time and not now
    hope this helps
    Thank you very much that helped. I have already finished C1 and C2 and S1 and starting the A2 modules. One thing is that I have have done A level maths last year while I was at sixthform and unfortunately got an E (AS year 12). I done a btec this year cos any schools/colleges wouldn't take students that failed their A levels. So would that lower my chances of actually being accepted by that college to take the exams. One more thing, On my UCAS application I will be putting that I am studying A level Maths without any AS grades would that be a problem as well (answer this question if you have knowledge on UCAS).

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    (Original post by Mahadsss)
    Thank you very much that helped. I have already finished C1 and C2 and S1 and starting the A2 modules. One thing is that I have have done A level maths last year while I was at sixthform and unfortunately got an E (AS year 12). I done a btec this year cos any schools/colleges wouldn't take students that failed their A levels. So would that lower my chances of actually being accepted by that college to take the exams. One more thing, On my UCAS application I will be putting that I am studying A level Maths without any AS grades would that be a problem as well (answer this question if you have knowledge on UCAS).

    THank you
    You can't do A2 maths without having AS grades and you said that you want to do A2 maths so when you contact the school that I told you they will ask you for UCI number for your AS maths in which theis can be obtained by simply contacting you sixth form and ask your tutor and they will give it to you. You have done your AS but you did not get good grades so I would recommend you to resit that because it low frade will affect your final maths score.
    When you contact the private centre school they don't care how much revision you have done or what grades you got before.
    In all try your best, do a lot of past papers not only Edexcel, do other exam boards especially for C3 and C4 and if you get good grades as a private candidate then this will look really good on your UCAS application because you have done self study and you have taught yourself therefore this means that you have good skills of managing your route in future. I told my friend to do maths and Business as a private candifate and I helped him with maths all the time and he did it and now he is starting his university in business course at the the university of Manchester.
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    (Original post by Emad1993)
    You can't do A2 maths without having AS grades and you said that you want to do A2 maths so when you contact the school that I told you they will ask you for UCI number for your AS maths in which theis can be obtained by simply contacting you sixth form and ask your tutor and they will give it to you. You have done your AS but you did not get good grades so I would recommend you to resit that because it low frade will affect your final maths score.
    When you contact the private centre school they don't care how much revision you have done or what grades you got before.
    In all try your best, do a lot of past papers not only Edexcel, do other exam boards especially for C3 and C4 and if you get good grades as a private candidate then this will look really good on your UCAS application because you have done self study and you have taught yourself therefore this means that you have good skills of managing your route in future. I told my friend to do maths and Business as a private candifate and I helped him with maths all the time and he did it and now he is starting his university in business course at the the university of Manchester.
    Ahh I see I understand now, How do you think I should contact denbigh college phone or email? and lastly, Have you entered an exam as a private candidate before? (at denbigh since you suggested that college), Would you be picking up your results at the college? but yeah thank you for the info/advice appreciate it.
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    (Original post by Mahadsss)
    I have already finished C1 and C2 and S1 and starting the A2 modules. One thing is that I have have done A level maths last year while I was at sixthform and unfortunately got an E (AS year 12).So would that lower my chances of actually being accepted by that college to take the exams.
    Colleges do not care what previous results private candidates have got but you will need to supply your unique candidate identifier (UCI it's of the form 222220001234A) and probably your Unique Learner Number (ULN - a 10 digit number). Both of these should be on any A level or GCSE Results slips.

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    On my UCAS application I will be putting that I am studying A level Maths without any AS grades would that be a problem as well (answer this question if you have knowledge on UCAS).
    Your UCAS application tells you to list all qualifications. I have known people (admittedly only those applying for medicine) who have been rejected because they didn't bother to mention a short course GCSE. Don't risk it, own up to all your AS results.
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    (Original post by Mahadsss)
    Ahh I see I understand now, How do you think I should contact denbigh college phone or email? and lastly, Have you entered an exam as a private candidate before? (at denbigh since you suggested that college), Would you be picking up your results at the college? but yeah thank you for the info/advice appreciate it.
    Contact them by phone and ask them to transfer you to Mr Rawlinson, and then he will be able to guide you, I'm sure he will tell you that you have to phone back later on January or December or even later to put you through as private candidate
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    (Original post by Emad1993)
    Contact them by phone and ask them to transfer you to Mr Rawlinson, and then he will be able to guide you, I'm sure he will tell you that you have to phone back later on January or December or even later to put you through as private candidate
    Oh okay cheers man I am going to contact them tommorow
 
 
 
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