So i am about a low-mid grade B student in maths i have never done computer science at GCSE will i struggle to keep up at A level? Also how much maths is actually required at A level to keep up in computer science?
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- Thread Starter
- 03-05-2016 22:36
- 05-05-2016 20:47
I'm about to finish the 1st year of A-level computer Science, having never done it at GCSE, and I am predicted an A for AS. Doing CompSci at A level isn't too hard because the exam boards realise that most people who take A-level CompSci have never done it before, so they make sure that all of the basics are covered in the first year. In terms of maths, I think a B is decent, in the first year there isn't too much maths, just working in base 2 (binary) and base 16 (hexadecimal), and adding and subtracting binary digits, if you decide to take a-level maths as well, doing the discrete maths unit may make the second year easier.
Any way that was a bit of a ramble
You can do it without the GCSE and keep up fine, maths isn't something to obsessively stress over either.