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    I'm in my first year of A level ,very close to my exams, studying Maths,Computer science and Sociology. Its an aspiration of mine to study computer science at university. Originally It was my intentions to study physics however due to enrolling at my sixth form late, all the classes were full. I'm wondering if its wise to do AS level physics to maximise my chances for university.
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    I'm in my first year of A level ,very close to my exams, studying Maths,Computer science and Sociology. Its an aspiration of mine to study computer science at university. Originally It was my intentions to study physics however due to enrolling at my sixth form late, all the classes were full. I'm wondering if its wise to do AS level physics to maximise my chances for university.
    further maths AS might be a better choice, if your sixth form offers it?
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    I'm in my first year of A level ,very close to my exams, studying Maths,Computer science and Sociology. Its an aspiration of mine to study computer science at university. Originally It was my intentions to study physics however due to enrolling at my sixth form late, all the classes were full. I'm wondering if its wise to do AS level physics to maximise my chances for university.
    I wouldn't worry about it personally. Maths is the most important subject. The 3 grades you get for those A-levels are the most important. Definitely pour your resources into getting A*/A in Maths.

    Spend your free time that you would be wasting on an AS-level, coding in Java or Python, designing programs, developing programs, getting involved in the computer world so you can deliver a great personal statement.


    AS physics isn't going to be unhelpful but I would focus my efforts on computing pursuits outside of your subjects to really stand out for getting into a top uni.

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