What are my chances of getting into a decent comp sci course at a uni

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    So I want to do computer science when I'm older. I did A-levels previously and I did pretty badly in my AS results as a result of family issues and stress,bullying etc (DDEU) and I then decided that A-levels weren't for me.

    After that I decided to do a BTEC extended diploma in IT. I worked hard in my first year as I want to be successful when I'm older, and I got D* D*.
    I'm now doing UCAS and my predicted grade is D*D*D*, the highest grade you can get at BTEC.

    I have pretty decent GCSE grades if it matters at all (5A,4B)

    I checked and these are all of the russell group unis that would accept me if I got D*D*D* (My predicted grade)

    Queen Mary London (D*DD)
    Bath (D*D*D*)
    Newcastle (D*DD)
    Nottingham (D*D*D*)
    University of Southampton (DDD)

    Most universities that are in the top 30 and aren't Russell group would also accept me. For example, Aston is ranked number 9 in the 2017 guardian comp sci rankings and they require DDD.

    Furthermore I have 2 weeks work experience at the leading software development company for the estate agent industry in the UK. Its quite a large company (£11 million turnover) and I tested their software capabilities as part of my work experience for BTEC

    I'm also teaching myself some comp-sci related mathematics in my own time, as well as Java, the programming language, in order to settle in smoothly for my course in the future

    I think I would cope at university, however I'm a little concerned about my AS grades deciding wether or not I get a place

    What do you think
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    If you meet the entry requirements you should be fine. It looks like you've already checked them out. Good luck!
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    I really don't think you have researched this sufficiently. Most of the top universities have Maths A level as an entry requirement. No point in applying if you don't have this - teach yourself maths is not an alternative!

    Your idea that you would get into Bristol with just D*D*D* is ludicrous - you also need A* in A level Maths. I would suggest that you check the individual requirements on each of the university's web pages.

    TBH you are just setting your sights too high.
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    (Original post by nutz99)
    I really don't think you have researched this sufficiently. Most of the top universities have Maths A level as an entry requirement. No point in applying if you don't have this - teach yourself maths is not an alternative!

    Your idea that you would get into Bristol with just D*D*D* is ludicrous - you also need A* in A level Maths. I would suggest that you check the individual requirements on each of the university's web pages.

    TBH you are just setting your sights too high.
    I just double checked and you're totally correct regarding bristol requiring A level Maths.
    And I meant to write Bath instead of Bristol

    You are, however, incredibly wrong regarding the other universities I've talked about

    Queen Mary - D*DD with B in Maths GCSE
    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/...ses/80043.html

    Newcastle - D*DD with B in mathematics GCSE
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/d...ryrequirements

    Nottingham - D*D*D* with B in Maths, Science and English
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/...uirements.aspx

    Southampton- DDD + Maths and english grade C
    http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programme...y_requirements
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    Actually you are wrong. If you can justify why you couldn't do maths (i.e. timetable clash or college doesnt offer it) bristol will invite you to take a maths assessment at the university and will give you an offer if you do well enough
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    For CompSci

    Inc. A level Maths:

    Oxford: DDD+A*
    Durham: DDD+A
    Bristol: DDD+A
    Southampton: DDM+A
    Manchester (cant remember)
    Sheffield: DDM+B

    Without A level Maths:

    Bath: D*D*D* or D*DD+A(AS level)
    Surrey: DDD
    Cardiff: D*D*D*
    Queen Mary: D*DD
    Leeds: D*DD
    Royal Holloway DDD
    Nottingham: DDD
    Liverpool: D*DD

    For IT degrees (not CS):

    UCL: DDD
    Southampton: DDD
    Manchester: D*DD

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    For CompSci

    Inc. A level Maths:

    Oxford: DDD+A*
    Durham: DDD+A
    Bristol: DDD+A
    Southampton: DDM+A
    Manchester (cant remember)
    Sheffield: DDM+B

    Without A level Maths:

    Bath: D*D*D* or D*DD+A(AS level)
    Surrey: DDD
    Cardiff: D*D*D*
    Queen Mary: D*DD
    Leeds: D*DD
    Royal HollowayDD
    Nottingham: DDD
    Liverpool: D*DD

    For IT degrees (not CS):

    UCL: DDD
    Southampton: DDD
    Manchester: D*DD

    Hope this helps
    Thanks!! My predicted grades are D*D*D* and I'm planning on applying to Bristol, Aston, Coventry, Nottingham and I'm not sure about the last one
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    (Original post by VasDev)
    Thanks!! My predicted grades are D*D*D* and I'm planning on applying to Bristol, Aston, Coventry, Nottingham and I'm not sure about the last one
    No worries

    Bristol require Maths A level unfortunately

    with D*D*D* you could definitely apply somewhere a lot better than Coventry too, Notts is good and Aston is alright, stil with D*D*D* could go better

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    No worries

    Bristolrequire Maths A level unfortunately

    with D*D*D* you could definitely apply somewhere a lot better than Coventry too, Notts is good and Aston is alright, stil with D*D*D* could go better

    Hope this helps
    I meant to write bath instead of bristol, but you're right

    I'm just quite worried that my AS grades are gonna reflect badly on me as an individual
 
 
 
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