Do I need Pure Maths for Computer Science at Manchester?

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Looking to get into Manchester University for computer science

For A2 I have taken

Maths, Physics & Computing

The Maths Modules I will have done by the end of the year are:

Edexcel:
C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, S1

On the manchester uni entry requirement page it says:

"This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement)."

Does this mean I have to take pure mathematics to get in?

Thanks!
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If it says you need pure maths, why do you still need to ask?
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Pure maths, is covered by further maths. So FP1, FP2, FP3 (Further Pure)
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(Original post by Jabberjay_)
Pure maths, is covered by further maths. So FP1, FP2, FP3 (Further Pure)
Thanks for the reply, will I have to do all 3 modules?
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Thanks for the reply, will I have to do all 3 modules?
You'd have to check to see if you could do them standalone or something, in further maths you usually do fp1 in the first year, followed by the second two in the next year. Check with your maths teacher, although be prepared C1/2/3/4 don't even compare to how hard fp2 and fp3 are, I'm just starting A2 now.
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I think core mathematics is a seperate A level. The normal mathematics are called Pure Core 1/2/3/4 and thus are pure. I think so anyway lol.
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(Original post by ryandan123)
Looking to get into Manchester University for computer science

For A2 I have taken

Maths, Physics & Computing

The Maths Modules I will have done by the end of the year are:

Edexcel:
C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, S1

On the manchester uni entry requirement page it says:

"This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement)."

Does this mean I have to take pure mathematics to get in?

Thanks!
No, just normal A-level Maths is fine.
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Yes Thanks, just confirmed with my teacher, normal A level is fine. The core maths they refer to is something different which is made for people struggling with A level maths.
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