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Hello,

I'm doing A2 levels and I'm applying to UCAS quite soon. At GCSE I got 4A*5A1B. At AS I did Mathematics, Applied ICT, Polish, Biology, Physics and got AAABC respectively. Dropped the C in Physics, repeating the B in Biology up to an A. Being predicted an A*A*A or an A*A*B in Maths, ICT and Biology.

I'm applying for Computer Science and these are my choices so far:

UCL
Bristol
Liverpool
Manchester / Kings
????

Is this a good choice? With my results, will this be a realistic set? What should I change? What do you recommend for Computer Science? Thanks.
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Your grades seem fine, (might I suggest looking into bath as well? It's one of my choices this year) but a bit worried about IT A level. Cambridge said they can't offer using it, and I know UCL is competitive. Worth a shot though. Better to 'waste' an option at the top than the bottom. Best of luck
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I need a university with lower requirements, just for the sake of 'plan B'.
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Anyone?
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Just look throuh the courses and search a lower university, which on the other hand might have very ood industrial placements or specialises in what you want, or has another advantage which suits you.
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I just realized UCL requires a foreign language at GCSE for Computer Science? What the hell? Can someone confirm this? Did I read something wrong? I did Polish at GCSE, but I'm of Polish nationality, so I doubt it counts.
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I just realized UCL requires a foreign language at GCSE for Computer Science? What the hell? Can someone confirm this? Did I read something wrong? I did Polish at GCSE, but I'm of Polish nationality, so I doubt it counts.
It's for all their courses. Native languages don't usually count, but you might as well check with them. I believe they do run classes alongside the first year courses for people who don't have one, but try posting in the UCL forum for first hand advice.

Try www.whatuni.com to find courses with lower requirements.
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I just realized UCL requires a foreign language at GCSE for Computer Science? What the hell? Can someone confirm this? Did I read something wrong? I did Polish at GCSE, but I'm of Polish nationality, so I doubt it counts.
Yeah UCL requires a language for basically all their courses.

Email them to ask if you're eligible to apply even though you being Polish, took Polish.
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