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I'm in year 13 and just completed my AS. I want to do Computer Science at university but I'm unsure about which ones to apply to.
I have shown my personal statement to a few people and have said its extremely good. However, my AS grades were:
Maths - B
Econ - C
Physics - D
My predicted grades for both Econ and Physics are B's as, it was just one module (which I will resit) that let my grade down. My maths predicted grade is unsure of, however my school have said that it may remain at B or move up to an A. I've been browsing Uni's and have come across these with the certain requirements:
Exeter - ABB
Queens - BBB
Aston - BBB
City University - BBB
Nottingham - ABB to AAB
York - AAB
Cardiff - ABB
Loughborough - ABB
Newcastle - ABB

Of course there are others eg Warwick, Liverpool etc. however they are either a real longshot or I wouldn't prefer going there.
From this, I need some advice/help as to which ones to choose and the way forward.
I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks
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I chose 2 courses at uni of Nottingham, uni of Birmingham, aston and Newcastle, my predictions ABB and applying for computer science with year in industry or international year!


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Ohh damn that's awesome, what's Birmingham like? Isn't it AAB/AAA? And what's your opinion/judgement on what I should do? Thanks and good luck
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Yep University of Birmingham is AAA but my school allows us to chose a choice above our Predicted grades, I think you should apply for 3 BBB' courses and 2 ABB! Try get your prediction as ABB as most good uni's have this as their typical offer! What current knowledge do you have of computing as you dont take it for A-Level?


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Ahh yeah fair enough that makes sense. Well I don't take computing because my school doesn't offer it haha however I've got my own company whereby I develop software programs, websites, logos and other graphical designs using the knowledge learnt from taking computing. Having a company has also allowed me to consider courses such as "computer science with business management" (queen Marys and also Nottingham).

If my predicted is BBB then I'm thinking:
Exeter
Queens
Aston
Cardiff
City

If its ABB:
Exeter
Nottingham
Queens
York? (AAB what do you think?)
And one other safe one maybe

By the way thanks for all your help!

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Oh cool what company is it? And yeah thats good, Aston have good placements years for computer science! you applying for 2015 right? And York i might look into that! what about Birmingham?


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I assume by Queens you mean Queens Belfast? If so, it is a very good uni for Computer Science and includes a year's paid placement, which is incredibly valuable. I'm just starting CS at Queens Belfast and am from NI!


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Deepakdhillon26:


Its called paradigm resources, in the process of making a website haha
And yeah 2015. I went to Birmingham uni and didn't really like it and plus its AAA. Seems a bit too much of a long shot. York I called and they even said that usually their candidates get ABB/BBB and still get an offer or even get accepted with their final grades even though their requirements for BSc is AAB. So that sounds more appealing to me!
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BenH147:

Noooo by queens I mean queen Marys! Sorry didn't clarify but I haven't looked into Belfast. Primary reason being my parents don't want me to go that far, I'll still have a look thanks!
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Oh cool, Why don't you like Birmingham? I'm going to there Open day soon, I don't take A Level Maths so I can't apply to York unfortunately


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Last year Birmingham accepted people with BBB for there computer science degress so you should definitely consider!


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Ahh damn and I don't know tbh I didn't really feel it there and plus AAA is pretty optimistic (especially for me) but yeah I'll look into it. Are your predicted grades confirmed?
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Yeah they're definitely confirmed, arent yours yet?


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Same here to be honest AAA is too optimistic, i hope to achieve ABB


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Well my Econ and Physics have been confirmed. Maths is minimum B but they haven't told us yet because it could go up to an A
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They should have told you by now ! Lool ABB is good prediction to be honest! You done your personal statement yet?


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My school is really longing this process out urghhh but yeah I'm pretty much done with my personal statement, you?
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Oh cool and just need to edit mine as well ! Deadline soon approachig haha


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I've known people to get into Newcastle with ABD for CompSci, probably worth applying.
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Ahh right haha. Newcastle seems like a good shout. 18th in the country for CompSci, york being 15th and Warwick being 12th. Doesn't seem too bad judging by entry requirements and plus, its a Russell group! Should call them up and find out more tbh
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