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    Last year I did AS in Maths, Further Maths, ICT and Computing but I did really badly so I ended up getting

    E in Maths
    E in ICT
    E in Computing
    U in Further Maths

    My college told me that I could not continue with A Levels because my results were so bad so they offered me BTEC National Extended Diploma in IT where I am now predicted to get D*D*D*

    So would I be eligible for the Computer Science degree with a year in the industry if I will get D*D*D* in BTEC National Extended Diploma in IT and I already have A in GCSE Maths. What effect my AS grades make when submitting my application?
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    (Original post by Prog123)
    Last year I did AS in Maths, Further Maths, ICT and Computing but I did really badly so I ended up getting

    E in Maths
    E in ICT
    E in Computing
    U in Further Maths

    My college told me that I could not continue with A Levels because my results were so bad so they offered me BTEC National Extended Diploma in IT where I am now predicted to get D*D*D*

    So would I be eligible for the Computer Science degree with a year in the industry if I will get D*D*D* in BTEC National Extended Diploma in IT and I already have A in GCSE Maths. What effect my AS grades make when submitting my application?
    Hi there!

    I'm a first year Computer Science student here at Bath.

    We welcome applications from students studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in mathematical or computing related subjects. We prefer applicants to have also studied AS or A Level Mathematics alongside this qualification and encourage students to take this route if it is available to them. Applicants who are not studying AS or A Level Maths must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics and may be invited to attend an interview.

    BTEC Level 3 Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are welcome when offered in combination with A Levels, which must include A Level Mathematics.

    Typical offer:
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: D*DD in a mathematical or computing related subject plus grade A in AS Mathematics
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a mathematical or computing related subject
    Essential:
    • Grade A in GCSE Mathematics (if not offered at AS or A Level)
    • Grade C in GCSE English Language or equivalent

    This is taken from the website. Note, however, that they say "typical offer". To me, this means that most successful applicants will be achieving these grades. I had a similar case stated for my course, however some people were accepted with equivalent.

    For further clarification, I recommend you get in touch with the admissions team on +44 (0)1225 383019 or [email protected].

    Hope this helps!

    Chris
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    Hi, i got D*D*D* and am in my second year of Computer Science at Royal Holloway

    With BTEC IT you have loads of options for Computer Science, however generally top 10-15 unis will want to see Maths alongside your BTEC

    These are the best (in my opinion) unis you can get into with the BTEC for either Computer Science, IT, Software Dev or Computing/IT as labelled

    UCL - ITMB - DDD
    Bath - CS - D*D*D*
    Surrey - C/IT - DDD
    Manchester - ITMB - D*DD
    KCL - CS - DDD
    QMUL - CS - DDD
    Nottingham - CS - DDD
    RHUL - CS - DDD
    Southampton - ITO- DDD
    Cardiff - CS - D*D*D*

    If you are able to retake A level Maths and do well you could apply to:

    Oxford - CS - DDD+A*
    Southampton - CS - DDM+A
    Manchester - CS
    Durham - CS - DDD+A
    Durham - SDB - DDD+A
    Surrey - SDB - DDD+A
    Surrey - CS - DDD+A

    Hope this helps
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    Hi, i got D*D*D* and am in my second year of Computer Science at Royal Holloway

    With BTEC IT you have loads of options for Computer Science, however generally top 10-15 unis will want to see Maths alongside your BTEC

    These are the best (in my opinion) unis you can get into with the BTEC for either Computer Science, IT, Software Dev or Computing/IT as labelled

    UCL - ITMB - DDD
    Bath - CS - D*D*D*
    Surrey - C/IT - DDD
    Manchester - ITMB - D*DD
    KCL - CS - DDD
    QMUL - CS - DDD
    Nottingham - CS - DDD
    RHUL - CS - DDD
    Southampton - ITO- DDD
    Cardiff - CS - D*D*D*

    If you are able to retake A level Maths and do well you could apply to:

    Oxford - CS - DDD+A*
    Southampton - CS - DDM+A
    Manchester - CS
    Durham - CS - DDD+A
    Durham - SDB - DDD+A
    Surrey - SDB - DDD+A
    Surrey - CS - DDD+A

    Hope this helps
    Thanks it helps a lot

    Do you think some universities such as bath would reject me because I have failed my AS's and now retaking the first year of Level 3 qualification?
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    Hi there!

    I'm a first year Computer Science student here at Bath.

    We welcome applications from students studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in mathematical or computing related subjects. We prefer applicants to have also studied AS or A Level Mathematics alongside this qualification and encourage students to take this route if it is available to them. Applicants who are not studying AS or A Level Maths must have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics and may be invited to attend an interview.

    BTEC Level 3 Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are welcome when offered in combination with A Levels, which must include A Level Mathematics.

    Typical offer:
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: D*DD in a mathematical or computing related subject plus grade A in AS Mathematics
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a mathematical or computing related subject
    Essential:
    • Grade A in GCSE Mathematics (if not offered at AS or A Level)
    • Grade C in GCSE English Language or equivalent

    This is taken from the website. Note, however, that they say "typical offer". To me, this means that most successful applicants will be achieving these grades. I had a similar case stated for my course, however some people were accepted with equivalent.

    For further clarification, I recommend you get in touch with the admissions team on +44 (0)1225 383019 or [email protected].

    Hope this helps!

    Chris
    Can you tell me how much programming have you done throughout the course and what programming language are you using?Also, how much maths is involved and does the first year focuses more on maths or programming.
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    Thanks it helps a lot

    Do you think some universities such as bath would reject me because I have failed my AS's and now retaking the first year of Level 3 qualification?
    Most likely wont be a problem

    as long as you are predicted the minimum requirements and have a decent PS and reference you should be fine
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    Most likely wont be a problem

    as long as you are predicted the minimum requirements and have a decent PS and reference you should be fine
    Thanks a lot
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    (Original post by Prog123)
    Thanks a lot
    No worries, give me a shout if you need to know anything else
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    (Original post by Prog123)
    Can you tell me how much programming have you done throughout the course and what programming language are you using?Also, how much maths is involved and does the first year focuses more on maths or programming.
    Look on the website, they list the modules for each year

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...cience/detail/
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    (Original post by Prog123)
    Can you tell me how much programming have you done throughout the course and what programming language are you using?Also, how much maths is involved and does the first year focuses more on maths or programming.
    Hi there!

    I've certainly enjoyed it so far. It's been much more varied than I had anticipated, which is a bonus. I did Computing A level which was what sparked my interest in the subject and so far it has consisted of some extension of A level knowledge, as well as new content. We are predominantly using Java at the moment. We did a bit of C to start off with at the beginning of last semester and will go onto do a bit more of C in a couple of weeks' time, however the majority of the year focuses on Java.

    I can comment on some of the modules I've done/am doing at the moment:
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    CM10194: Systems Architecture 1
    Layers and abstractions of modern computer systems architectures from machine level upwards. Representations, storage, management and transmission of data on the computer and management of resources.

    CM10196: Discrete Mathematics for Computation
    Propositional and predicate calculus (including basic logic).
    Sets and Relations Mappings and functions (e.g., injections, surjections, bijections).
    Elementary number theory (e.g. prime numbers, induction and modular arithmetic, rational numbers).

    CM10227: Principles of Programming 1
    Introduction to C. Sequence, selection, iteration and recursion. Introduction to object-oriented development. Objects, classes, inheritance and polymorphism. Comparison of procedural and object programming. Introductions to abstract data types. Data Organisation: Basic data structures: lists, stacks and queues

    CM10251: Computing as a Science and Engineering Discipline
    Systems engineering and design methods, such as Object/Class diagrams, UML, iterative software development, code reuse and software maintenance.
    Testing and debugging: unit testing, tracing by hand, print statements, etc.

    CM10195: Systems Architecture 2:
    Operating systems and network interaction. Understanding storage, management and transmission of data on the computer and management of resources.

    CM10197: Analytical Mathematics for Computation:
    Linear Algebra elementary matrices and vectors, Gaussian elimination, inverses, determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, equations of lines and planes in space. Series: sequences and series, convergence, real numbers, derivatives, absolute convergence, comparison and integral tests, Taylor/Maclaurin series.
    You can find out more here: http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/201...oglist-ug.html

    There is coursework of some kind in every unit ranging from programming tasks to essays to group projects. I like the variety.

    I found the first maths unit (CM10196) quite abstract and difficult to understand the later content at first but got the hang of it soon enough! CM10251 is a year long module and was interesting to discover the different methods of designing software. Personally, the programming modules have been most interesting as they have introduced us to C and Java development in quite a head-first practical way which has meant people are all at more or less the same level by Christmas.

    Programming only forms 2 of the 7 modules we take this year so there isn't an abundance of it - however what we learn in some modules does overlap to an extent with programming knowledge. Particularly, at the moment we are working on a group project in the CM10251 module which requires group programming using GitHub, which is interesting and an example of that knowledge being applied in other modules.

    Out of maths and programming, I'd say the first year does involve 'more' programming than maths, as it is a double unit. Also, what is learnt in programming is continually built-upon, whereas I find that is not the case for maths so far.

    Hope this helps!

    Chris
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    (Original post by kudagee)
    Yes i got offered a place at bath with D*D*D*
    Did they wanted A Level maths grade A from you or they were happy with your GCSE Maths. Also did you had to take some maths test?

    Thanks
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    No just Gcse maths at A, no test or interview
    What was your predicted grade and what did u get in your first year???
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    Yes i got offered a place at bath with D*D*D*
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    What was your predicted grade and what did u get in your first year???
    Congratulations to you both!

    I'm a first year Computer Science student at Bath, so if you have any questions about the course, do let me know!

    Generally, people who haven't done A level maths initially take a MASH course (Maths and Statistics Help) to ensure they are up to scratch with the basic maths required on the course.

    Hope this helps!

    Chris
 
 
 
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