I'm in a bit of a dilemma at the moment. I got my AS results and they're not great (B in ICT, C in Maths) and I'm thinking about maybe dropping one of my subjects. At the moment I'm doing Art, ICT, Maths, and Physics. I want to do a degree in Computer Science or something very similar, so the only subjects I can really drop are Art or ICT.
My Art and Physics are both linear A Levels, so if I drop Art I won't get a qualification in it. My ICT and Maths are both modular, so I could drop ICT and still get a qualification, but I'm worried whether Art would even be a relevant subject enough for the degree I want to do.
So, any advice? Would continuing with Art be an issue if I want to do a degree in Computer Science? Or should I just continue with ICT and drop Art?
x Turn on thread page Beta
Not sure which subject to drop watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-08-2016 01:03
- 19-08-2016 01:11
If you want to do a degree in Computer Science most universities will ask for Maths A-Level. ICT may be considered slightly dated and "soft" by some universities, however your grade is higher.
I think the challenging nature of Art as well as the fact that it's quite different to subjects like Maths and Physics would actually give your application a slight edge, showing you are well rounded and diverse.
Definitely don't drop Maths.
Unless your Art grade is lower than ICT, drop ICT.
- 19-08-2016 01:16
Art has no relevance to computer science and technically neither does ICT (especially applied). So you could consider dropping either because maths is really what you need for computer science and a basic knowledge of computers.
I would say if you are more passionate about Art as a single subject and are good at it then keep that on however if you equally good at both then I would suggest dropping art and kept ict as it shows you have knowledge of computers and can complete large amounts of controlled assessments within deadlines and can manage time which is what universities like as time keeping is a key quality to have in uni to hand in all your assignments on time