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    I have currently just sat my GCSE exams and am now thinking about which A-Levels to pick in order to progress to study Computer Science at University.

    I know that Maths is a MUST so I will be picking this accompanied with Further Maths too. For a 3rd A-Level, I'm thinking Economics as I enjoy the subject thoroughly.

    I understand that Physics is a highly recommended A-Level for Computer Science but I was not too keen on the subject even at GCSE so I do not want to go through two years of a subject that I do not like which will put myself to a disadvantage when it comes to the final grade.

    I also understand that ICT is useless in this field and my school does not offer Computing as an A-Level so that leaves me with a blank 4th option.

    Any ideas?
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    Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics would be ultimate.

    (Funnily enough, a friend of mine does that exact combination and is applying for CompSci)

    Anyway, Physics is a lot better at A Level, and I think you should do it.

    2 whole modules are based on mechanics too, which is just the maths with some words.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics would be ultimate.

    (Funnily enough, a friend of mine does that exact combination and is applying for CompSci)

    Anyway, Physics is a lot better at A Level, and I think you should do it.

    2 whole modules are based on mechanics too, which is just the maths with some words.

    I've been thinking this! Definitely will be dropping Further Maths at A2 though!
    Cheers anyway
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    (Original post by CALI1198)
    I have currently just sat my GCSE exams and am now thinking about which A-Levels to pick in order to progress to study Computer Science at University.

    I know that Maths is a MUST so I will be picking this accompanied with Further Maths too. For a 3rd A-Level, I'm thinking Economics as I enjoy the subject thoroughly.

    I understand that Physics is a highly recommended A-Level for Computer Science but I was not too keen on the subject even at GCSE so I do not want to go through two years of a subject that I do not like which will put myself to a disadvantage when it comes to the final grade.

    I also understand that ICT is useless in this field and my school does not offer Computing as an A-Level so that leaves me with a blank 4th option.

    Any ideas?
    If you have maths and further maths, then it really doesn't matter. At all. The best decision would be the subject(s) you'd get the best grades in with the least work.

    What would I recommend? Whatever subject(s) you found really easy at GCSE, or that your teachers have told you you are really good at, etc. Failing this, something you'd find enjoyable would be a good idea, so Economics isn't a bad shout for that.

    If you are good at Maths, then you'd probably find Chemistry or Physics quite easy. But there's no requirement to do either. Both are quite boring A-Levels, with chemistry probably being a bit more interesting.
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    (Original post by CALI1198)
    I've been thinking this! Definitely will be dropping Further Maths at A2 though!
    Cheers anyway
    Oooh, if dropping Further Maths at A2 I'd probably say to do Physics.
 
 
 
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