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Hi, I don't know which A-Level subjects to take? I am predicted a grade 9 in maths, 8 in English and all A*s in my other 7 subjects!
I want to take computing, maths and Financial studies.
But I don't know whether to take Further maths or IT, which one should I take? - advise please!
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(Original post by Rleggett12)
Hi, I don't know which A-Level subjects to take? I am predicted a grade 9 in maths, 8 in English and all A*s in my other 7 subjects!
I want to take computing, maths and Financial studies.
But I don't know whether to take Further maths or IT, which one should I take? - advise please!
FM is a much stronger alevel than IT.

Also further maths isnt that much harder than regular Maths (besides a few modules) so I would suggest FM.
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(Original post by Rleggett12)
Hi, I don't know which A-Level subjects to take? I am predicted a grade 9 in maths, 8 in English and all A*s in my other 7 subjects!
I want to take computing, maths and Financial studies.
But I don't know whether to take Further maths or IT, which one should I take? - advise please!
If it makes an effect to your choice, both IT and Financial Studies are not A-levels, and are rather equivalent, Level-3 awards. I'm unsure how they're viewed by universities.
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FM is a much stronger alevel than IT.

Also further maths isnt that much harder than regular Maths (besides a few modules) so I would suggest FM.
Thanks, I think FM is viewed more highly by employers and unis?
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If it makes an effect to your choice, both IT and Financial Studies are not A-levels, and are rather equivalent, Level-3 awards. I'm unsure how they're viewed by universities.
Think finance counts as an Alevel standard but IT is a BTEC don't think it is valued as highly? =(
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Thanks, I think FM is viewed more highly by employers and unis?
I would imagine so by employers, although once you get a degree I doubt theyll care too much. Not too sure on this though

But by universities definitely, especially if youre applying to maths/engineering/ mathematical sciences etc
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I would imagine so by employers, although once you get a degree I doubt theyll care too much. Not too sure on this though

But by universities definitely, especially if youre applying to maths/engineering/ mathematical sciences etc
I was thinking computer science degree or apprenticeship after my alevels
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I was thinking computer science degree or apprenticeship after my alevels
i think further maths would look better, if youre confident enough in your mathematical ability then do FM
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I was thinking computer science degree or apprenticeship after my alevels
The best combination of A Levels for computer science is physics, maths, further maths and computer science.

If you're getting those grades, I'd recommend a degree over an apprenticeship. Getting a STEM degree at a very esteemed university pays its dividends to a higher degree than an apprenticeship would.
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I was thinking computer science degree or apprenticeship after my alevels
Further Maths if you're looking to do Comp Sci. It ties in well and is highly respected by unis
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Thanks, I think FM is viewed more highly by employers and unis?
Employers by and large aren't interested in your A-levels as they are not work qualifications, although for some graduate schemes they require a minimum UCAS tariff for entry.
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Employers by and large aren't interested in your A-levels as they are not work qualifications, although for some graduate schemes they require a minimum UCAS tariff for entry.
Ok thanks!
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Thanks everyone for your answers! I have applied for maths, FM, computer science and Financial studies and got an offer on UCAS!
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