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So I am in year 9 and am taking my options fairly soon, I want to get a job in software and programming etc. I play a lot of computer games and am generally fascinated by computers in general. I am not sure if I should take computing, ict or both, some say that ict is an easy A* but it has no use whereas computing will actually teach me something useful. I am a pretty smart kid who is in top set for maths and set 2 for science. My brother took ICT and he got an easy A* but he says I should take computing.
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ICT is very easy, and it should be a walk in the park for an A*. However, in this society, computer programming is becoming increasingly important. If you think you're a pretty smart kid, then I believe computing will be the better route. Do you put a lot of effort into your studies? If you do, then computing is the one for you. If you don't want to make an effort, perhaps try ICT. Best of luck!
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computing a level is deffo for you - it's basically the first year of the Computer Science degree!

you could do both but that's long.. though if you think you can get an A* easily in ICT then do it but for CS they prefer 2 science/ maths A levels so

Comp, Maths, Further Maths or
Comp, Maths, Physics is better than
Comp, Maths, ICT

but it depends on what you think you'll do best at
better to get an A* in ICT than a B in Physics you get me?
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Honestly if you are sure its what you want to do then might as well take both

People say ICT has no relevancy in Computer Science but it is literally the use and application of once theoretical concepts made possible by Computer Scientists,

it is dull but more relevant than something like History for example
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(Original post by z33)
computing a level is deffo for you - it's basically the first year of the Computer Science degree!

you could do both but that's long.. though if you think you can get an A* easily in ICT then do it but for CS they prefer 2 science/ maths A levels so

Comp, Maths, Further Maths or
Comp, Maths, Physics is better than
Comp, Maths, ICT

but it depends on what you think you'll do best at
better to get an A* in ICT than a B in Physics you get me?
I think the OP was asking for GCSE options
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(Original post by yt7777)
I think the OP was asking for GCSE options
oh whoops...
well then...

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if you're into programming do the computing GCSE, you could do ICT and get the A* and then do computing at A level (that's what i did) but then it'll be harder to catch up to everyone else's level then :3
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