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    So I will be sending my UCAS application off next week and I am just wondering in you guys opinions if you think I am likely to be offered a place at Southampton Universit for their computer science courses.

    Current/predicted grades:

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

    Last year - D*D* (9/9 Distinctions in my units that I studied)

    This year - Currently doing this year's units but projected D*D*D*

    GCSE:

    Maths: C

    English Language: C

    English Literature: B

    Southampton University courses and requirements:

    1st - Computer Science MEng:

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): A*AA

    2nd - Computer Science BSc

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): AAA

    Those are the two courses that I will be applying for at Southampton University and I am just wondering if you believe that I have a good chance of being offered a place?

    Thanks!

    *Title meant to say "Am I likely to be offered a place at Southampton University", my bad
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    (Original post by LeeB96)
    So I will be sending my UCAS application off next week and I am just wondering in you guys opinions if you think I am likely to be offered a place at Southampton Universit for their computer science courses.

    Current/predicted grades:

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

    Last year - D*D* (9/9 Distinctions in my units that I studied)

    This year - Currently doing this year's units but projected D*D*D*

    GCSE:

    Maths: C

    English Language: C

    English Literature: B

    Southampton University courses and requirements:

    1st - Computer Science MEng:

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): A*AA

    2nd - Computer Science BSc

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): AAA

    Those are the two courses that I will be applying for at Southampton University and I am just wondering if you believe that I have a good chance of being offered a place?

    Thanks!

    *Title meant to say "Am I likely to be offered a place at Southampton University", my bad
    Their website states clearly that the AAA etc offers need to include A level mathematics.

    Without A level maths you're likely to be rejected for computer science at Southampton. They do offer this course: http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programme...isations#entry (and a BSc version) which doesn't have the maths requirement - although even for ITO you need GCSE maths grade B.
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    Most leading universities insist on Maths A level usually grade A or B for computer science courses. There are some that don't but they often require English Language and Maths at GCSE sometimes at grade B. Places worth investigating include Newcastle, Nottingham, Lancaster, Loughborough, Kings, Royal Holloway, Kent and Swansea. Finally you might need to resit your GCSE Maths and or English
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    (Original post by LeeB96)
    So I will be sending my UCAS application off next week and I am just wondering in you guys opinions if you think I am likely to be offered a place at Southampton Universit for their computer science courses.

    Current/predicted grades:

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

    Last year - D*D* (9/9 Distinctions in my units that I studied)

    This year - Currently doing this year's units but projected D*D*D*

    GCSE:

    Maths: C

    English Language: C

    English Literature: B

    Southampton University courses and requirements:

    1st - Computer Science MEng:

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): A*AA

    2nd - Computer Science BSc

    Maths: C

    A-levels (or equivalent): AAA

    Those are the two courses that I will be applying for at Southampton University and I am just wondering if you believe that I have a good chance of being offered a place?

    Thanks!

    *Title meant to say "Am I likely to be offered a place at Southampton University", my bad
    As you are studying BTECs, not A-levels, any requirement for an A in A-level Maths is redundant. Therefore according to http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programme...-science#entry you do have a chance of an offer.

    However, it is interesting that they only require a C at GCSE Maths for a Computer Science course. I suspect that this is a university-wide requirement and that the CS dept might be a little sceptical about whether your mathematical ability is sufficient, particularly for entry to the MEng. As swanseajack suggests, you should perhaps resit GCSE Maths.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    As you are studying BTECs, not A-levels, any requirement for an A in A-level Maths is redundant. Therefore according to http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programme...-science#entry you do have a chance of an offer.

    However, it is interesting that they only require a C at GCSE Maths for a Computer Science course. I suspect that this is a university-wide requirement and that the CS dept might be a little sceptical about whether your mathematical ability is sufficient, particularly for entry to the MEng. As swanseajack suggests, you should perhaps resit GCSE Maths.
    With BTECs an A level maths equivalent would still be required. As it says in the page you linked to "You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant." which means a grade and equivalent knowledge to someone with an A in A level maths.

    An IT BTEC diploma does not fulfil that requirement unfortunately. The units involved are focused on IT and not mathematics.
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    With BTECs an A level maths equivalent would still be required. As it says in the page you linked to "You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard (or higher) to an A level applicant." which means a grade and equivalent knowledge to someone with an A in A level maths.

    An IT BTEC diploma does not fulfil that requirement unfortunately. The units involved are focused on IT and not mathematics.
    Hmm, yes I missed that. Although not stated explicitly that is indeed most likely the case. And the OP's C at GCSE is not going to reassure them at all.
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    The problem is most top universities require a level Maths GRADE A or sometimes B for Computer Science yet sadly students are not advised of this by schools and colleges and end up taken BTEC ICT without knowing this. The same applies maths is nearly always required for Economics and science A level is often required for science courses. OPs best option will be to investigate fully and apply where he meets the entrance requirement. I have listed a few to look at previously
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    For Computer Science, Software Engineering or Web Science at Southampton you would need DDM (BTEC) + A in Maths (A level)

    You could do the BSc/MComp in IT in Organisations course at Southampton as it shares a lot of modules with Computer Science, in fact i would say it is basically a Computer Science degree judging by the modules.m, just the name thats different and a few business modules, they require DDD/D*DD for this course (no A level Maths required)

    Hope this helps
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Unfortunately during my GCSE period, I was not at all focussed on my education and I fear it will come back to haunt me now. I have contacted them informing them of the situation so I'll see what they say back.

    With regards to the other course that was suggested, how much would it effect my future career opportunities? Obviously it is not as desirable as a computer science degree and also it still requires a grade B in maths so would that rule me out?
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    (Original post by LeeB96)
    Thanks for the replies everyone. Unfortunately during my GCSE period, I was not at all focussed on my education and I fear it will come back to haunt me now. I have contacted them informing them of the situation so I'll see what they say back.

    With regards to the other course that was suggested, how much would it effect my future career opportunities? Obviously it is not as desirable as a computer science degree and also it still requires a grade B in maths so would that rule me out?
    I thought it just says 'a good grade' not strictly a B?

    EDIT: It does say a B
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    Just search the requirements for the course you want to do, youll see if you've got enough
 
 
 
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