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    Hello!
    So, I'm currently in year 11 and am considering my options. I am certain that I want to go to college.
    Someone explain to me the following:
    Can I apply for multiple courses/colleges?
    What on Earth are UCAS Points?
    And more specifically to me: I want to do computer science and was certain that I should do an A-Level. However my supply teacher in school (who is an ex-employee at Coleg Cambria) says I should consider a diploma as its worth more points? Someone help?!
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    Don't worry about UCAS points at GCSE. If you want to do Computer Science as A-levels, go for it. Of course a diploma is also equally good but in A-levels, you would be able to do 2-3 other subjects which should broaden your horizon in the future whereas a diploma would just be one qualification. As far as applying to colleges go, you can apply to unlimited colleges just make sure you decide which one you want to go to once you get your offers and then let the others know that you won't be coming.
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    (Original post by y.u.mad.bro?)
    Don't worry about UCAS points at GCSE. If you want to do Computer Science as A-levels, go for it. Of course a diploma is also equally good but in A-levels, you would be able to do 2-3 other subjects which should broaden your horizon in the future whereas a diploma would just be one qualification. As far as applying to colleges go, you can apply to unlimited colleges just make sure you decide which one you want to go to once you get your offers and then let the others know that you won't be coming.
    Okay, thanks a lot for the advice!
    A-Levels it is then, as I want to do maths + physics too.
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    It depends on what courses you are taking to the enrolment at college. I do adult education and this is how I enrolled:


    For GCSE etc you need to do an online assessment which shows your level of English and Maths. This is done for courses which aren't GCSEs they need a standard of education to do them.

    For for some courses you have to go through an interview process, just to see if you are suitable to do the course.

    Here's a page explaining UCAS points - it basically means each course equals to so many points, they add up and thus show your level of education with most Uni courses needing a certain requirement.


    https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
 
 
 

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