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    My Subjects:

    1. Physics
    2. Maths
    3. FP

    ***If I can keep my grades above C/D***
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    (Original post by Infernex)
    My Subjects:

    1. Physics
    2. Maths
    3. FP

    ***If I can keep my grades above C/D***
    FP?

    Subject requirements vary between courses - you need to look at specific universities websites and UCAS entry profiles to check which subjects are required.
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    (Original post by Infernex)
    My Subjects:

    1. Physics
    2. Maths
    3. FP

    ***If I can keep my grades above C/D***
    For most unis they specify maths, beyond that you can do any A-levels for comp sci

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    Including ICT or Computer Science as one of your subjects is VITAL alongside physics and maths.
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    (Original post by Annonymous_e)
    Including ICT or Computer Science as one of your subjects is VITAL alongside physics and maths.
    What? Have they changed it in that whole year since I applied to uni?

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    (Original post by Annonymous_e)
    Including ICT or Computer Science as one of your subjects is VITAL alongside physics and maths.
    That's false. No university would ask you to do ICT or Computer Science at A-level. Most of the top universities want individuals to study Maths & Further Maths, or Maths and a science (preferably physics).
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    (Original post by Aklaol)
    That's false. No university would ask you to do ICT or Computer Science at A-level. Most of the top universities want individuals to study Maths & Further Maths, or Maths and a science (preferably physics).
    And I'm pretty certain they'll settle for just maths as long as its a good grade

    Although that would explain why I got the unconditional for hull

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    (Original post by Annonymous_e)
    Including ICT or Computer Science as one of your subjects is VITAL alongside physics and maths.
    No it's not. Some might give you a reduced offer or consider you application a little more because it shows you have interest in the subject but it's definitely not vital.

    Maths is vital but no all courses/universities request it.
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    Well considering Cardiff ranked 14 accept BTEC
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    You dont need maths to get into all the top unis for comp sci but if you dont have maths you have to have computer science, but to get into all of them its probably a good idea to take math physics and computer science.
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    (Original post by RS012)
    You dont need maths to get into all the top unis for comp sci but if you dont have maths you have to have computer science, but to get into all of them its probably a good idea to take math physics and computer science.
    What's with all the misinformatio on here? Pretty much all top unis REQUIRE a level maths for computer science.
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    (Original post by adil_)
    What's with all the misinformatio on here? Pretty much all top unis REQUIRE a level maths for computer science.
    here is a few of the top ones that dont:
    Birmingham University - AAA Kings
    College London - AAB
    University Of Leeds - AAA
    University of Newcastle - ABB
    University of Notingham - AAB
    Queen Mary University of London - ABB
    Queens University Belfast - BBB
    Aston - ABB

    So yeah and if you look on the UCAS requirements it says some courses require maths, please dont act like you know what you are talking about, as i am actually currently doing a computer science degree at Birmingham (AAA), and looking to do masters in cyber security at Warwick, and i did not do a level maths....
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    (Original post by RS012)
    here is a few of the top ones that dont:
    Birmingham University - AAA Kings
    College London - AAB
    University Of Leeds - AAA
    University of Newcastle - ABB
    University of Notingham - AAB
    Queen Mary University of London - ABB
    Queens University Belfast - BBB
    Aston - ABB

    So yeah and if you look on the UCAS requirements it says some courses require maths, please dont act like you know what you are talking about, as i am actually currently doing a computer science degree at Birmingham (AAA), and looking to do masters in cyber security at Warwick, and i did not do a level maths....
    Queen Mary take BTEC as do Cardiff and Cardiff are ranked 14th for compSci
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    Queen Mary take BTEC as do Cardiff and Cardiff are ranked 14th for compSci
    yeah ik im just trying to tell people that not everywhere needs maths.
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    The OP is aiming at C/D grades - I doubt any of this willy waving about who knows the most about "top" compsci universities is relevant at all.

    It just makes you all look like people who don't read the question before answering.
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    (Original post by RS012)
    yeah ik im just trying to tell people that not everywhere needs maths.
    Exactly the majority of maths learnt at A-Level doesn't relate to the Boolean algebra and propositional logic anyway.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    The OP is aiming at C/D grades - I doubt any of this willy waving about who knows the most about "top" compsci universities is relevant at all.

    It just makes you all look like people who don't read the question before answering.
    People were discussing the range of subjects needed vs the grades but I agree the OP's options are more limited but they can still go.
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    To answer your question OP: yes, your subjects are fine but you should try to push yourself to achieve higher grades.
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    Quick search based on getting CCC

    http://university.which.co.uk/search...evance&button=

    CCC is 96 UCAS tarrif points so you have two main routes.

    1) (not personally reccomennded)
    Got to a low ranked UNI with CCC

    Such as http://www.gre.ac.uk/ug/ach/g400
    However you are a bit short on ucas points

    2) I would reccomend
    Take a foundation year which means your degree takes 4years but they spend a year bringing you up to speed.


    http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/underg...al-Development
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    And I'm pretty certain they'll settle for just maths as long as its a good grade

    Although that would explain why I got the unconditional for hull

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    Of course. However, some of the more top universities e.g. Warick, Southampton etc will probably ask for Maths and a Science, or Maths and Further Maths.
 
 
 
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