I'm not sure if I should change my options like right now I have taken further maths and I'm finding it incredibly difficult to adjust to the D1 module it makes me feel sooo lost I'm wondering if it'll get better or not, yes I know D1 is incorporated in computer science but it's not as heavy as how the maths module is. I want to study engineering at university so I am already taking maths and physics and also economics. Idk what to do i honestly think Algorithms are just incredibly annoying.
if you're taking computer science please tell me how you're finding it and if it's difficult overall, so guys what do u recommend??
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Computer science vs further maths A level watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-09-2016 18:48
- 13-09-2016 19:34
Computer Science is all about algorithms ∴ if you don't like algorithms, you shouldn't take computer science.
I expect universities would prefer further maths to CS for engineering but that's just based on my guess that engineering would be very heavily maths based and they would therefore want you to have a solid understanding of it. I recommend checking the entry requirements for engineering at some of the universities you'd like to go to. Said requirements btw should be on their websites.
Here's what Oxbridge say for a bachelors degree in engineering:
- 13-09-2016 21:57
I took OCR computer science at AS (as well as physics, maths and chemistry) and had a fairly poor experience. The OCR A Level is really badly structured and I found the content dull, but that varies from person to person. There was a heavy focus around learning how the different types of hardware work, but not how they actually work together, which means, after a year, I still have no idea how a computer works.
I'm in upper sixth now and I dropped comp science, and I'm taking up a self-taught further maths AS because I regret not taking it in the first place. Further maths can be applied to many more subjects which keeps your options open - you don't even need comp science to do comp science at university!
I'd only recommend picking comp science if you have a strong interest in the modules provided by the exam board you'd be on. Take a look online and see if they interest you.
- 14-11-2017 00:06
Computer science A Level is not difficult. It is not much of a science, and doesn't have much maths. Having programming experience is incredibly useful. If you think you can do the work to do well in FM, stick with it. It is WAAAY more useful when actually applying to study computer science at an undergraduate level at top universities than CompSci A Level. That said, if you are struggling with D1 you should be wary of what is to come.