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    I have taken ICT, Business, Media and English language at A-level . What sort of university courses would be a good option for me to look into?
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    That's bit difficult as you can choose different courses. I think it's best if you try to look at the one u enjoy most and try to find the course. So for example you did ICT and if you really enjoy the course then you can try looking at Computer Science or Information Management which is IT and business. So out of those A levels which one do you enjoy most?


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    (Original post by Waliid)
    That's bit difficult as you can choose different courses. I think it's best if you try to look at the one u enjoy most and try to find the course. So for example you did ICT and if you really enjoy the course then you can try looking at Computer Science or Information Management which is IT and business. So out of those A levels which one do you enjoy most?


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    I enjoy Media and ICT the most , though many computer science courses require maths and one science, which I don't have. Media would be interesting, though I'm not sure what sort of career that would lead to, especially since the industry is so competitive. I will look into Information management
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    I enjoy Media and ICT the most , though many computer science courses require maths and one science, which I don't have. Media would be interesting, though I'm not sure what sort of career that would lead to, especially since the industry is so competitive. I will look into Information management
    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_media_studies.htm
    Should give you career information if you want to do your degree in Media

    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_i...on_systems.htm
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    I enjoy Media and ICT the most , though many computer science courses require maths and one science, which I don't have. Media would be interesting, though I'm not sure what sort of career that would lead to, especially since the industry is so competitive. I will look into Information management
    Most computer science courses don't actually require Maths, even the majority of RG ones. It's a common myth and thankfully people from forum showed m most don't, if anything they want a B plus at GCSE but the majority don't even say that. However, aside from this even though they don't require it you will still need to be good at maths, I would talk to lots of tutors and computer science students at open says. I didn't do A level maths and want to do it and have been assured by top uni's this is fine as they start everything from scratch and help people who require more help in maths if needed.
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    I enjoy Media and ICT the most , though many computer science courses require maths and one science, which I don't have. Media would be interesting, though I'm not sure what sort of career that would lead to, especially since the industry is so competitive. I will look into Information management
    none of them have a compulsory requirement of math and one science. obviously it would strengthen an oxbridge application if you were to have one science subject alongside math. there's a significant number of good RG universities that don't ask for math. e.g. birmingham, leeds, newcastle, liverpool, nottingham, cardiff, QMUL, QUB, and KCL. however, if you can I highly recommend you take maths to atleast AS levels because it will develop logical thinking skills required to be a good computer science student and it will strengthen your UCAS application.
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    you will still need to be good at maths,
    Maths is definitely my weak point, so maybe this course wouldn't be for me. Since I got a C at GCSE I don't think I could cope with the maths side of things.
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    Maths is definitely my weak point, so maybe this course wouldn't be for me. Since I got a C at GCSE I don't think I could cope with the maths side of things.
    Most uni's need C anyway so don't be put off because you didn't get good grade. There even people who don't even have the C and still doing the course.


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    (Original post by Ally237)
    Maths is definitely my weak point, so maybe this course wouldn't be for me. Since I got a C at GCSE I don't think I could cope with the maths side of things.
    What do you think of prgrsmming I.e. the more practical/hands on side of computer science? If you like that, maybe software engineering could be for you!

    P.s. we have the same name and could possibly be applying to study the same course (softwareEng) :mmm:
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    none of them have a compulsory requirement of math and one science. obviously it would strengthen an oxbridge application if you were to have one science subject alongside math. there's a significant number of good RG universities that don't ask for math. e.g. birmingham, leeds, newcastle, liverpool, nottingham, cardiff, QMUL, QUB, and KCL. however, if you can I highly recommend you take maths to atleast AS levels because it will develop logical thinking skills required to be a good computer science student and it will strengthen your UCAS application.
    I would have done it at Nottingham, and after looking again ( don't know where I got one science and maths from) they require a B at GCSE and unfortunately Maths was my worst subject and I got a C so I think maybe I'll have to decide on something else to do.
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_media_studies.htm
    Should give you career information if you want to do your degree in Media

    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_i...on_systems.htm
    Thank you I will take a look at that.
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    (Original post by Waliid)
    Most uni's need C anyway so don't be put off because you didn't get good grade. There even people who don't even have the C and still doing the course.


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    Really?! That's encouraging, thanks for telling me that there is still hope
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    What do you think of prgrsmming I.e. the more practical/hands on side of computer science? If you like that, maybe software engineering could be for you!

    P.s. we have the same name and could possibly be applying to study the same course (softwareEng) :mmm:
    Hehe my name is actually Alex but a few people call me Ally. Software engineering sounds interesting, what sort of entry requirements does it have?
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    Hehe my name is actually Alex but a few people call me Ally. Software engineering sounds interesting, what sort of entry requirements does it have?
    It depends on what sort of university you want to go...

    Russel Group usually ask somewhere around ABB-AAA.

    UCAS points unis usually ask for around 320.
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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    It depends on what sort of university you want to go...

    Russel Group usually ask somewhere around ABB-AAA.

    UCAS points unis usually ask for around 320.
    I was hoping to get into the university of Nottingham, I've looked and they require a B at GCSE maths, I think I'm going to re take it, it would open so many more doors.
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    (Original post by Ally237)
    I was hoping to get into the university of Nottingham, I've looked and they require a B at GCSE maths, I think I'm going to re take it, it would open so many more doors.
    Would be stupid not to retake if you got lower than a B and wanted to go into CS. Make sure you drop media studies at AS though

    If you really want to do CS look into maybe doing only Maths AS or take it to A2 as well, you will be more likely to receive offers for CS. Also Nottingham is a top uni that asks for very high AAA grades, you should look at other alternatives as well, don't limit yourself.


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    (Original post by TrojanH)
    Would be stupid not to retake if you got lower than a B and wanted to go into CS. Make sure you drop media studies at AS though

    If you really want to do CS look into maybe doing only Maths AS or take it to A2 as well, you will be more likely to receive offers for CS. Also Nottingham is a top uni that asks for very high AAA grades, you should look at other alternatives as well, don't limit yourself.


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    I'm not set on computer science at all, I am still very stuck on what course I would pick. I think business would be the one I will drop at AS because it doesn't interest me as much as the other subjects. I really can't decide :s
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    Nottingham university would be my first choice, however if not I will also look at Trent - I'm set on staying in Nottingham, staying at home would save so much money.
 
 
 
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