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Is taking both ICT and Computer Science A level a good or bad idea Watch

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    Hi, I am just in the process of picking my A level choices. I want to pick ICT, Computer Science, Mathematics and Business all A level. The sixth form I am planning on going to say I should not pick both ICT and Computer Science as my choices because they would be too similar. I would eventually like a job in the IT sector most likely a software developer/engineer. Has anyone done both these A levels and is it a good idea or would it be best to pick another course so its easier to get into university.

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    ICT is useless. As is business.

    If you want to do compsci/software engineering do further maths and physics instead of them.
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    (Original post by ruby420)
    ICT is useless. As is business.

    If you want to do compsci/software engineering do further maths and physics instead of them.
    You don't necessarily need Maths to do Software Engineering at a good uni, but for Compsci yes
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    i left the sixth form in 2004 i would say that ict is a waste of time i did that science is the best but i think a levels are different now than in 2004
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    You don't necessarily need Maths to do Software Engineering at a good uni, but for Compsci yes
    I'm thinking about Oxbridge/Imperial/Warwick level, but yeah it is not mandatory for some lower unis
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    I'd go as far as to say Maths is the most important. Computer Science remains a fairly sparely located A-level and universities really aren't looking for it; they'd be more interested in you having a solid mathematical/scientific background.

    For the record, I'm studying Computer Science at uni and I took Maths and Physics at A-level (along with Drama and Theatre Studies because of my interests and lack of need for another science) along with AS Further Maths and AS Chemistry.

    In conclusion, whatever you do: don't take ICT.
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    I would read this before you decide on IT development as a career..

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2727591
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    Thanks for everyone's help.

    Would taking ICT A level be more or less useless than another completely unrelated A level like Law or Product Design? Or would they all just be equally unneeded?

    Thanks again
 
 
 
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