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    So I am looking to do Creative Computing/Game Development at Uni, and I have been recommended to do Computer Science in a summer school.

    However, I don't really want to go to summer school, but my school says that it would hard to get Uni offers. However, I already run a portfolio/blog, which I want to refine in the summer for Uni applications.

    I already have one-week work experience, so can get 3-5 weeks work experience, instead of summer schools?
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    (Original post by NanaMarfo)
    So I am looking to do Creative Computing/Game Development at Uni, and I have been recommended to do Computer Science in a summer school.

    However, I don't really want to go to summer school, but my school says that it would hard to get Uni offers. However, I already run a portfolio/blog, which I want to refine in the summer for Uni applications.

    I already have one-week work experience, so can get 3-5 weeks work experience, instead of summer schools?
    Summer schools aren't available to everyone so it won't massively harm your chances, work experience could be useful but mainly it's important you meet the courses entry requirements and have a passionate personal statement.
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    Summer schools aren't available to everyone so it won't massively harm your chances, work experience could be useful but mainly it's important you meet the courses entry requirements and have a passionate personal statement.
    School keeps telling me otherwise. They always refer to a person how had amazing grades, but didn't go to any summer schools.
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    (Original post by NanaMarfo)
    School keeps telling me otherwise. They always refer to a person how had amazing grades, but didn't go to any summer schools.
    Does your school have actual proof? :P
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Does your school have actual proof? :P
    Not that I know of.

    Just to ask, what's in a personal statement?
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    (Original post by NanaMarfo)
    So I am looking to do Creative Computing/Game Development at Uni, and I have been recommended to do Computer Science in a summer school.

    However, I don't really want to go to summer school, but my school says that it would hard to get Uni offers. However, I already run a portfolio/blog, which I want to refine in the summer for Uni applications.

    I already have one-week work experience, so can get 3-5 weeks work experience, instead of summer schools?
    That'll be good enough.

    (Original post by NanaMarfo)
    School keeps telling me otherwise. They always refer to a person how had amazing grades, but didn't go to any summer schools.
    They must have had weaknesses elsewhere in the application. Good grades aren't everything.
 
 
 

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