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    I'm currently doing my IGCSE and I'm looking to study computer science or law at uni. I've shortlisted some subjects for a-levels but I don't want to overwork myself. I am currently an A* student in my school and prepared to work very hard. These are the subjects that I've shortlisted: Math, History, Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics. Any suggestions for my 3-4 picks will be much appreciated, thanks.

    P.s. An explanation will also be very helpful
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    (Original post by williamc23)
    I'm currently doing my IGCSE and I'm looking to study computer science or law at uni. I've shortlisted some subjects for a-levels but I don't want to overwork myself. I am currently an A* student in my school and prepared to work very hard. These are the subjects that I've shortlisted: Math, History, Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics. Any suggestions for my 3-4 picks will be much appreciated, thanks.

    P.s. An explanation will also be very helpful
    Out of those subjects, I would choose: Maths, Physics, History and Computer Science.

    Maths is often a required subject for computer science degrees, so it would definitely be a good subject to take. Computer science would also be useful, although it's not usually essential. History is a facilitating subject and it is also essay based, and essay writing is a good skill to have for a law degree. I also suggest physics as it's another facilitating subject which would make your application more attractive to universities.

    If I were you, I'd have a look at universities you're interested in which offer computer science and law, and use their suggested subjects to help make your choice
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    (Original post by williamc23)
    I'm currently doing my IGCSE and I'm looking to study computer science or law at uni. I've shortlisted some subjects for a-levels but I don't want to overwork myself. I am currently an A* student in my school and prepared to work very hard. These are the subjects that I've shortlisted: Math, History, Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics. Any suggestions for my 3-4 picks will be much appreciated, thanks.

    P.s. An explanation will also be very helpful
    I think you should take Physics and Maths, and maybe read some CompSci books outside school to see if it's what you want to do, and to prepare you for uni. I'd also take History and Further Maths, just because Further Maths will really help if you take CompSci and will help to differentiate between you and other candidates when applying for uni and will really help in your first year, and History because it's academic and will be highly regarded, whereas some top unis, particularly CompSci courses, will not regard Film Studies very highly in your application.

    Also, then, if you choose to study law, History will impress the admission staff and also the maths and sciences, because you will look very academic and well rounded.

    Good luck with everything!
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Out of those subjects, I would choose: Maths, Physics, History and Computer Science.

    Maths is often a required subject for computer science degrees, so it would definitely be a good subject to take. Computer science would also be useful, although it's not usually essential. History is a facilitating subject and it is also essay based, and essay writing is a good skill to have for a law degree. I also suggest physics as it's another facilitating subject which would make your application more attractive to universities.

    If I were you, I'd have a look at universities you're interested in which offer computer science and law, and use their suggested subjects to help make your choice
    Thank you so much for helping, I certainly will take your comments into account and start doing some research.
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    I think you should take Physics and Maths, and maybe read some CompSci books outside school to see if it's what you want to do, and to prepare you for uni. I'd also take History and Further Maths, just because Further Maths will really help if you take CompSci and will help to differentiate between you and other candidates when applying for uni and will really help in your first year, and History because it's academic and will be highly regarded, whereas some top unis, particularly CompSci courses, will not regard Film Studies very highly in your application.

    Also, then, if you choose to study law, History will impress the admission staff and also the maths and sciences, because you will look very academic and well rounded.

    Good luck with everything!
    Thanks for the help and good luck.
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    (Original post by williamc23)
    I'm currently doing my IGCSE and I'm looking to study computer science or law at uni. I've shortlisted some subjects for a-levels but I don't want to overwork myself. I am currently an A* student in my school and prepared to work very hard. These are the subjects that I've shortlisted: Math, History, Film Studies, Further Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics. Any suggestions for my 3-4 picks will be much appreciated, thanks.

    P.s. An explanation will also be very helpful
    I wouldn't advise doing further maths with maths - some unis will only count one
 
 
 

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