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    I have always thought that ict and computer science were the same. But it seems there is a difference. Can you tell me the difference between both gcses. Also why is ict known as a soft subject? Please help
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    I have always thought that ict and computer science were the same. But it seems there is a difference. Can you tell me the difference between both gcses. Also why is ict known as a soft subject? Please help
    Hey, I've popped this into the Computer Science and IT section so you hopefully get some help

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    ICT: Microsoft excel, etc.
    Computer Science: All the cool and science stuff about technology.
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    ICT is basically doing spreadsheets, stuff on microsoft word, access, powerpoint, etc. Not really hard to learn just you gotta' do a lot of work.

    Computing however is a lot more complicated, you will have to learn more stuff than in ICT. It's not for everyone however as a portion of people who taking computing find it quite boring, so I guess you gotta' love computers in the first place to actually enjoy Computing as a subject.
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    (Original post by randomperson11)
    I have always thought that ict and computer science were the same. But it seems there is a difference. Can you tell me the difference between both gcses. Also why is ict known as a soft subject? Please help
    ICT is learning about how to use the computer whilst computer science is more about understanding it. ICT is considered easier as a lot of the program you will learn about you way already use, therefore computer science is often considered more valuable. I took computer science at GCSE and would definitely recommend it.
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    (Original post by randomperson11)
    I have always thought that ict and computer science were the same. But it seems there is a difference. Can you tell me the difference between both gcses. Also why is ict known as a soft subject? Please help
    Only take Computer Science if you have the patience to learn a new language because the controlled assessment requires you to complete a project on computer language based programs such as Python!
 
 
 
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