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Doing 4 Year Computer Science Course (1 Foundation year) - Maths.... watch

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    I'm 25. I've been working since age 18. Currently in FT employment in Media and IT but finished this Friday. I start a computer science with foundation year course this month.

    For the foundation year I'm a bit worried as the modules I am taking is Maths (mandatory), Extra Maths and Computing (Recommended)

    The Computing module should be a breeze. It's the Maths I'm worried about. I haven't done it for over 7 years. I got a B in it at GCSE and didn't take it at A Level.

    Do you think it will be alright? Do they teach you everything you need, even the GCSE stuff on Foundation years?

    My grades at GCSE were:

    2A's, 6B's 2C's

    C, E, U (Was not interested, bad choices etc)


    I couldn't say for sure what amount of maths they'll make you do but for the most part it should be very computer-oriented topics, usually referred to as Decision Maths. This is far more practical and logical than the traditional ideas of maths (trig and the like) so if you're going into a computer science course it should all fit in nicely. If they make you do other maths modules and Decision then you should be okay as long as you work hard and admit it when you need help understanding something - I knew plenty of people who got C in GCSE and ended up with A or A* grades
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