Should i take computing or ict at gsce if i want to work for apple?

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I want to work for apple and I don't know what would be the better optiom?
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I took Computing GCSE two years ago, and I am currently completing ICT and Computing A Levels

The subject to take at GCSE depends mainly in which field you want to work in at Apple.

For example, if you want to work with creating databases, analyzing spreadsheet data or even building websites then ICT would do just fine.

Databases are also covered in Computing but to a much higher level using SQL, but this is more important for writing custom built applications rather than tailoring software (eg MS Access) that you are taught in ICT. Computing helps if you want to work in writing programs for Apple, as it gives you an understanding of Operating Systems, writing and translating programs as well as an understanding of binary logic used in many applications.

The ICT GCSE is not considered to be a strong GCSE by many employers and Universities however, so I would recommend Computing GCSE. At A Level, ICT would be fine as would Computing.

You would most likely need to get a degree however in Computer Science or Information Systems if you eventually do want to work in Apple.

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(Original post by Dapperblook22)
I took Computing GCSE two years ago, and I am currently completing ICT and Computing A Levels

The subject to take at GCSE depends mainly in which field you want to work in at Apple.

For example, if you want to work with creating databases, analyzing spreadsheet data or even building websites then ICT would do just fine.

Databases are also covered in Computing but to a much higher level using SQL, but this is more important for writing custom built applications rather than tailoring software (eg MS Access) that you are taught in ICT. Computing helps if you want to work in writing programs for Apple, as it gives you an understanding of Operating Systems, writing and translating programs as well as an understanding of binary logic used in many applications.

The ICT GCSE is not considered to be a strong GCSE by many employers and Universities however, so I would recommend Computing GCSE. At A Level, ICT would be fine as would Computing.

You would most likely need to get a degree however in Computer Science or Information Systems if you eventually do want to work in Apple.

Hope this helps :]
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Thank you for the reply but if I wanted to be a specialist on the floors selling products what would be better?
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If you want to be selling products, then that lends more to marketing and Business Studies than actually creating the products which Computing would lead to.

It's very tricky to decide between Computing and ICT for this purpose; they both give you a Laymen's term understanding of the products which would help you to sell them.

If it were me, I would take Computing over ICT as it is a more respected GCSE, but have a look at the course structures as to which one would suit you more, or to which you find most interesting and would enjoy more.
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If I'm not mistaken, they offer internships so you might want to see what they ask for. You will probably need an HE degree unless you decide to learn the programming languages, or whatever section you want to go into, yourself. So GCSE and A level subjects would depend on the uni you want to go to as neither really covers anything that important that you won't learn at uni.

You can also go the BTEC way if you want, but then you need to decide if you want to go to uni and which ones. But, again, the GCSE subject won't really matter since you'll learn everything in BTEC instead.

ICT is more to the business side while Computing is more to the computer and programming side. Look at the information for both online to see which one you would prefer.
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