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    I'm going through the process of choosing my A levels now and know for sure I want to do maths and computing. I am also very talented at English and would quite like to take that for A level. For uni I would like to take a computing degree. Would taking English over Economics or Physics for A level limit my chance of computer science degree and then career?
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    (Original post by AppleMuncher25)
    I'm going through the process of choosing my A levels now and know for sure I want to do maths and computing. I am also very talented at English and would quite like to take that for A level. For uni I would like to take a computing degree. Would taking English over Economics or Physics for A level limit my chance of computer science degree and then career?
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    (Original post by AppleMuncher25)
    I'm going through the process of choosing my A levels now and know for sure I want to do maths and computing. I am also very talented at English and would quite like to take that for A level. For uni I would like to take a computing degree. Would taking English over Economics or Physics for A level limit my chance of computer science degree and then career?
    As long as you got Computer science and maths, you don't need anything else.
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    Check uni websites. Compsci often like maths further and physics as a very strong combo but these arent usually compulsory. Again, check unis
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    As others have said, you only really need Maths (in the majority of cases), with Computer Science A-level being useful. I have applied for Computer Science this year with Maths, Computer Science and English Language at A-level. Remember, all degrees will have dissertation writing, so you will stand in good stead as far as written ability goes. When I went for an optional interview at York a few weeks ago, the interviewer said it makes a nice change to see English A-level as a third subject, as some candidates are very weak when it comes to written work.
 
 
 
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