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    So I'm choosing my A-levels and I have 2 definite choices (theatre studies and English) but I'm not sure what to choose for the second 2. I'd like to do computer science as one of them, but I was wondering if it would be a good idea to do maths with it (because of the maths content) and wondered if not doing maths with it would set me back.
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    Well if u do maths it will help in your further study as it is required on comp science degree.
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    Yeah, my thinking exactly! Thanks! :-)
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    I'm studying Computer science A level and I don't believe that you need much Maths to do it so far, but its certainly helpful and a good A levle to have.
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    If you have any intention of pursuing compsci at degree level, then absolutely take A level maths (and further maths+physics if possible for the very best unis). But the A level doesn't require more than basic sub-GCSE maths, there's very little maths in it at all unfortunately. By nature, it's quite a logical subject as is maths, so your maths ability may come in useful, but not your maths knowledge (at A level anyhow).
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    You don't have to, but you should. Further would be an advantage if you want to do a CS degree as well.
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    Yes

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    (Original post by UpInTheMorning)
    You don't have to, but you should.
    This is a huge contradiction

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    (Original post by AsandaLFC)
    This is a huge contradiction

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    Well the official advice is that you don't have to. But in terms of understanding the theory behind the CS, and also having useful qualifications to go further in CS, taking maths would be very, very beneficial, so personally I'd recommend that people do it.

    Clearly it may not be for you though, everyone's situation is different.
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    I have done Maths and Further Maths, and from looking at course requirements, many (not all) university computer science courses require mathematics, and for some courses further mathematics can get you a contextual offer.
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    (Original post by VannR)
    I have done Maths and Further Maths, and from looking at course requirements, many (not all) university computer science courses require mathematics, and for some courses further mathematics can get you a contextual offer.
    Yup. Bristol does this, IIRC.
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    (Original post by UpInTheMorning)
    Yup. Bristol does this, IIRC.
    As does Warwick. A*AA, goes to AAA if you have Further Maths.
 
 
 
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