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    I have always been very interested and passionate about computer science and knew i was going to a degree(s) in it and become a software/hardware engineer/computer scientist(forgive me for incorrect syntax if applicable)...

    Recently i have been reflecting upon my choice and confirming that is what i want to do for the rest of my life...

    I already know that is what i want to do but as i said i am just confirming so...

    i am currently at the start of Y11...

    I am one of the top in my class,predicted most A*'s and A's and do computing at GCSE and do many Extra curricular and also many related to computer science....
    I am truly passionate about the subject and would like to study it at Cambridge...

    I know my info. is vague(sorry) but is computer science very competitive...My friends say it is not a vocational course like medicine,what does this mean?

    Also,is it competitive as subjects like medicine and engineering?

    Any other advice will also be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
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    Anything at Cambridge is competitive.

    Excellent grades are no guarantee of success. Indeed, if it's a career in computing/software/hardware design you are after, there are other and arguably perhaps better universities than Cambridge for that path: Imperial, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester etc.

    The job fields you mention are related but quite different in nature. At this stage, don't focus too much on choosing a specific career but get the basics under your belt first whilst you continue narrowing down your final aspirations - which can and may very well change over the next 5 or 6 years.

    A2 Further Maths, Physics and another enabling subject like English, History, Geography etc. will open out the field into many more options and careers and will keep your options open for universities other than Cambridge. Aim at being an accomplished but well rounded person and the world is your oyster.
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