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    i'm an a level student studying computer science, business and maths.

    i've wanted to be a software engineer (or similar) for a while now, however, i had a very bad teacher for GCSE (for computer science) who was found to be some sort of fraud and then getting replaced by a grad student to teach us. Also, now at a level, my teacher isnt as bad but they dont really help out much and want us to do everything individually, which i understand but if i dont understand something and need some support, then i need support end of, but my teacher dont get it, it's probably because 95% of my class know exactly what to do and know everything already.

    So..... because of all this i've been put off the subject, i dont feel interested in computer science much anymore, but i kind of based my a levels around it a bit. My initial idea was to do something with computer science and if i couldnt, or failed then my back up plan was to go into business management or something. I dont really know what to do, i'm being told to look for uni's and courses and stuff and i'm quite confused. any advice? help?

    i know this thread is quite general but i'm so confused i need advice.
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    (Original post by minionzzz)
    i'm an a level student studying computer science, business and maths.

    i've wanted to be a software engineer (or similar) for a while now, however, i had a very bad teacher for GCSE (for computer science) who was found to be some sort of fraud and then getting replaced by a grad student to teach us. Also, now at a level, my teacher isnt as bad but they dont really help out much and want us to do everything individually, which i understand but if i dont understand something and need some support, then i need support end of, but my teacher dont get it, it's probably because 95% of my class know exactly what to do and know everything already.

    So..... because of all this i've been put off the subject, i dont feel interested in computer science much anymore, but i kind of based my a levels around it a bit. My initial idea was to do something with computer science and if i couldnt, or failed then my back up plan was to go into business management or something. I dont really know what to do, i'm being told to look for uni's and courses and stuff and i'm quite confused. any advice? help?

    i know this thread is quite general but i'm so confused i need advice.
    Hey minionzzz. Don't worry, your not the only person who is feeling confused and unsure what they want to study at university. Although studying at university level is evidently a step up, tutors/ lectures are far more available to students ( you can book in one to ones ) and the resources on campus are a lot better. If you really want to be a computer engineer, don't let a bad teacher put you off computer science as a degree.

    Have a read of this article, which will help you choose the right subject for you. We also have uni match which will give you real and honest student reviews of computer science courses at various universities.

    Are you studying for your AS or A2s?
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    (Original post by Danny Dorito)
    Hey minionzzz. Don't worry, your not the only person who is feeling confused and unsure what they want to study at university. Although studying at university level is evidently a step up, tutors/ lectures are far more available to students ( you can book in one to ones ) and the resources on campus are a lot better. If you really want to be a computer engineer, don't let a bad teacher put you off computer science as a degree.

    Have a read of this article, which will help you choose the right subject for you. We also have uni match which will give you real and honest student reviews of computer science courses at various universities.

    Are you studying for your AS or A2s?
    Ok Thanks, it's just that i've had a bad teacher both at gcse and a level and after 4 years (3 for gcse and this year of a level) im really being put off.
    Also i'm at AS level
 
 
 
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