After all the ups and downs, I am in my last year of sixth form and in the process of applying to uni.
My problem right here is between: choosing a course that I 'sorta' find interesting and that I 'think' will be easier for me to get into uni with OR a course that I have background interest with but little to no experience due to the course I am studying right now.
I am studying a BTEC course in business (extended diploma) and I am doing really well. I am working towards a triple distinction* and confident in getting it. During the course, I have found it to be interesting and after my cousin, who works as an HR employee, 'kinda' inspired me to pursue a career in business.
However, now I am going back and forth on whether to pick a degree in computing (most specifically computer science or anything to do with programming [games developments etc]) which is what I intended to do in the first place, prior to failing my first year in A levels.
I have looked into universities and many of them (specifically located within London) do require related subjects such as IT and maths but have found others outside like Aston university who accept a business btec. For business, all the universities I would apply to (business management course), I feel confident in getting a placement in, mainly due to having already studied business... With computer science or computing in general, I only know little knowledge of, compared to someone who have studied it in college.. I am in fact starting to do intensive research on it like enrolling for online lecture videos for programming (such as HTML5 by google etc).
Choosing my uni course!?
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Last edited by Lawmark; 28-09-2016 at 12:17.
- 28-09-2016 12:14
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- 29-09-2016 17:19
I don't understand why you didn't just do a BTEC Extended Diploma qualification in IT, or even a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in IT. In which you could of came out with D*D*D*D*, and I'm pretty sure you can get into most universities with that. Enough of talking about what you could of done, but what you can do.
Since you're in year 13, I don't think you have much choice, you can either do as much research as possible to find a University that would accept any BTEC for a computing related degree, or you can choose to do an additional year and gain the qualifications needed.
I hope it was any help.Last edited by bhfn; 29-09-2016 at 17:21.