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    I'm wondering if I'd be able to do a BSc in Computer Science in a Russell Group University with these qualifications:

    Level 3:
    BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing

    GCSE's:
    English: B
    Science: B
    Maths: C
    ICT: A
    Business Studies: A
    LLW: B
    R.E: B
    History: C
    Additional Science: C


    I could resit GCSE Maths while doing the BTEC if that's an issue. My main concern is that BTEC's aren't valued at all, am I right or would I actually be able to go to a Uni for Computer Science?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question.
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    (Original post by wanderingmoon)
    I'm wondering if I'd be able to do a BSc in Computer Science in a Russell Group University with these qualifications:

    Level 3:
    BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing

    GCSE's:
    English: B
    Science: B
    Maths: C
    ICT: A
    Business Studies: A
    LLW: B
    R.E: B
    History: C
    Additional Science: C


    I could resit GCSE Maths while doing the BTEC if that's an issue. My main concern is that BTEC's aren't valued at all, am I right or would I actually be able to go to a Uni for Computer Science?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question.
    The BTEC isnt the problem, 95% of UK universities will accept BTECs

    And I can say from experience that the BTEC in Computing is good preparation to study a degree in Computer Science as I am in the penultimate year of my BSc at a top 20 uni

    The problem you have if you want to get into a top uni like you stated is that you dont have a B in your GCSE maths, most unis in the top 30 will want you to have at least a B in GCSE maths

    I will have a look into finding a course at a good uni that doesnt insist on this requirement and I will get back to you

    EDIT:
    Kent - ranked 22nd in UK (Not a RG though)
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    (Original post by wanderingmoon)
    I'm wondering if I'd be able to do a BSc in Computer Science in a Russell Group University with these qualifications:

    Level 3:
    BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing

    GCSE's:
    English: B
    Science: B
    Maths: C
    ICT: A
    Business Studies: A
    LLW: B
    R.E: B
    History: C
    Additional Science: C


    I could resit GCSE Maths while doing the BTEC if that's an issue. My main concern is that BTEC's aren't valued at all, am I right or would I actually be able to go to a Uni for Computer Science?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question.
    I don't know much about BTEC's, but a few good unis I've checked will let you in with D*DD or higher in the extended diploma, so I think it is certainly good enough. However, I get the impression that they also like you to have A-level maths, or at the very least a B at GCSE (preferably higher). So I would recommend you resit the GCSE or even do an AS. You could also consider a similar course to Computer Science that doesn't require as much maths (most Computer Science are quite theoretical).
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    Read the entry requirements section of the webpage of the course you want to apply to. It will tell you what is, and maybe what isn't, accepted. If you still have questions then contact the admissions team at the uni.

    Ignore the RG thing - it's totally irrelevant to you at this stage. Go somewhere where you like the course and you like the place.
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    Thanks very much everyone.
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    (Original post by wanderingmoon)
    Thanks very much everyone.
    There are a number of unis that accept you without A level Maths and a Btec should be fine. I know someone who has had offers without A level Maths and a C in GCSE Maths from the following
    Lancaster, Reading, Kent, Cardiff and Swansea.
    I would check these out as regards as regards Btec and would definitely resit GCSE Maths to try and get a B.
    From memory other unis accepting for computer science without A level Maths include Nottingham, Newcastle, Keele, Loughborough Kings, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway.
    I would not worry about the Russell Group as it is only a marketing group to try and ensure research funding. Alll the uis above are excellent unis whether they are in RG or not.
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    There are a number of unis that accept you without A level Maths and a Btec should be fine. I know someone who has had offers without A level Maths and a C in GCSE Maths from the following
    Lancaster, Reading, Kent, Cardiff and Swansea.
    I would check these out as regards as regards Btec and would definitely resit GCSE Maths to try and get a B.
    From memory other unis accepting for computer science without A level Maths include Nottingham, Newcastle, Keele, Loughborough Kings, Queen Mary and Royal Holloway.
    I would not worry about the Russell Group as it is only a marketing group to try and ensure research funding. Alll the uis above are excellent unis whether they are in RG or not.
    I see, thank you very much!
 
 
 
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