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    Why do the majority of universities require mathematics (A or A*) yet they do not require computer science for a Computer Science course? Am I missing something?
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    Most Comp Sci degrees are maths heavy. You're probably going to learn everything you learnt in Comp Sci A-level within the first term or so anyway.


    Just like with medicine, you don't need biology but you do need Chemistry.


    And most top unis prefer you to have an A-level that isn't law if you want to study law.


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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Most Comp Sci degrees are maths heavy. You're probably going to learn everything you learnt in Comp Sci A-level within the first term or so anyway.


    Just like with medicine, you don't need biology but you do need Chemistry.


    And most top unis prefer you to have an A-level that isn't law if you want to study law.


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    What???
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Most Comp Sci degrees are maths heavy. You're probably going to learn everything you learnt in Comp Sci A-level within the first term or so anyway.


    Just like with medicine, you don't need biology but you do need Chemistry.


    And most top unis prefer you to have an A-level that isn't law if you want to study law.


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    so what is the point of a-level computer science if universities don't care for them
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    (Original post by R1CH101)
    so what is the point of a-level computer science if universities don't care for them
    Just because it's not a requirement doesn't mean it isn't useful.
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    Computer Science A-Level is nothing like Computing at university level. As far as I can tell it's just a way to get people who don't have an interest in studying computing to learn how to program. A couple of friends and I have a lot of experience in programming, CS theory, etc and we were heavily discouraged from studying it at A-Level because it's at such a low level of knowledge. Having a good level of maths is much more important for the algorithms side of things, so we all took Maths + FM instead.
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    (Original post by trythis)
    Computer Science A-Level is nothing like Computing at university level. As far as I can tell it's just a way to get people who don't have an interest in studying computing to learn how to program. A couple of friends and I have a lot of experience in programming, CS theory, etc and we were heavily discouraged from studying it at A-Level because it's at such a low level of knowledge. Having a good level of maths is much more important for the algorithms side of things, so we all took Maths + FM instead.
    But in Computer science we actually learn about algorithms directly linked to computer science unlike maths.
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    (Original post by R1CH101)
    But is a level we actually learn about algorithms directly linked to computer science unlike maths.
    D1 Maths is linked to A level computer science.
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    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    D1 Maths is linked to A level computer science.
    isn't D1 further?
 
 
 
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