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    So, basically, here's my story. At GCSE level, I got pretty below average GCSEs. Mostly Cs,Bs and two As. After this I got quite over confident and decided to go to Sixth Form and do Sociology, History and English Lang at AS-level. I did alright in my AS exams but when it came to looking at Uni places I realized the course I wanted to do (Computer Science) was beyond my reach so I decided to go the local college and do the level 3 IT BTEC. After a few weeks I realized I hated it, I struggle to connect with the people on the course and as a result I only really socialize some weekends and Half-terms. I asked my Head of Sixth if I could come back and do Science-based subjects and he was initially cool with that but apparently when he looked into it the deadline for taking in new students and getting government funding had passed. At the moment I hate my life about a third of the time and at some points have just thought
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    how did you want to do computer science in the but chose 3 non stem a-levels
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    how did you want to do computer science in the but chose 3 non stem a-levels
    As cringe as it sounds I was your classic pretentious teenager when I choose my AS-levels and I wanted to go into politics (Don't ask why, I wish I could tell you why I thought this was a good idea).So, I basically forgot GCSE ICT and Physics and how much I enjoyed them. It was only really when me and a mate were talking about how much we enjoyed doing the group programming tasks as part of the ICT GCSE we did that I thought that CompSci would be pretty enjoyable and that there might be slightly more job vacancies for CompSci Grads than aspiring Politicians.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    As cringe as it sounds I was your classic pretentious teenager when I choose my AS-levels and I wanted to go into politics (Don't ask why, I wish I could tell you why I thought this was a good idea).So, I basically forgot GCSE ICT and Physics and how much I enjoyed them. It was only really when me and a mate were talking about how much we enjoyed doing the group programming tasks as part of the ICT GCSE we did that I thought that CompSci would be pretty enjoyable and that there might be slightly more job vacancies for CompSci Grads than aspiring Politicians.
    ah i wouldn't call that pretentious , try looking at foundation years if you're adamant on computer science courses

    did you complete the course of your 3 original a-levels
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    So, basically, here's my story. At GCSE level, I got pretty below average GCSEs. Mostly Cs,Bs and two As. After this I got quite over confident and decided to go to Sixth Form and do Sociology, History and English Lang at AS-level. I did alright in my AS exams but when it came to looking at Uni places I realized the course I wanted to do (Computer Science) was beyond my reach so I decided to go the local college and do the level 3 IT BTEC. After a few weeks I realized I hated it, I struggle to connect with the people on the course and as a result I only really socialize some weekends and Half-terms. I asked my Head of Sixth if I could come back and do Science-based subjects and he was initially cool with that but apparently when he looked into it the deadline for taking in new students and getting government funding had passed. At the moment I hate my life about a third of the time and at some points have just thought
    Dude, if only you just did a computer science degree with a foundation year. I've firmed one. They just combine the a level study (year 0) with a degree. They're for people that don't have the right quals for a 3 year. You could definitely still do one, even though you've missed the January 15th deadline. Courses will still want people I bet, and you'd most likely get some unconditionals. Glgl
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    ah i wouldn't call that pretentious , try looking at foundation years if you're adamant on computer science courses

    did you complete the course of your 3 original a-levels
    No but I did reasonably well in my AS level and I keep getting Distinctions in my current assignments. Thanks for the advice.
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    Dude, if only you just did a computer science degree with a foundation year. I've firmed one. They just combine the a level study (year 0) with a degree. They're for people that don't have the right quals for a 3 year. You could definitely still do one, even though you've missed the January 15th deadline. Courses will still want people I bet, and you'd most likely get some unconditionals. Glgl
    Thanks, Man, I'll look into that.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    As cringe as it sounds I was your classic pretentious teenager when I choose my AS-levels and I wanted to go into politics (Don't ask why, I wish I could tell you why I thought this was a good idea).So, I basically forgot GCSE ICT and Physics and how much I enjoyed them. It was only really when me and a mate were talking about how much we enjoyed doing the group programming tasks as part of the ICT GCSE we did that I thought that CompSci would be pretty enjoyable and that there might be slightly more job vacancies for CompSci Grads than aspiring Politicians.
    Oh my god we're twins, I started out thinking humanities was the right path (did history criminology and English access course) then drifted to science and technology, from engineering to computer science eventually. Haha.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    No but I did reasonably well in my AS level and I keep getting Distinctions in my current assignments. Thanks for the advice.
    For manchester they require ABB and grades B for maths and science gcse , do u have that
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    Oh my god we're twins, I started out thinking humanities was the right path (did history criminology and English access course) then drifted to science and technology, from engineering to computer science eventually. Haha.
    Haha, tell me about it. The thing is, other than my physics teacher who was a great teacher and very altruistic, my other two science teachers were pretty **** as well my maths one so I never considered Stem subjects. Guessing it might've been the same with you?
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    For manchester they require ABB and grades B for maths and science gcse , do u have that
    BBD but my GCSEs are fine, I've liked Plymouth for a while actually so I might look there.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    BBD but my GCSEs are fine, I've liked Plymouth for a while actually so I might look there.
    yeh ok , my final advice would be to look around for uni's that do foundation courses and play to your strengths , gl
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    (Original post by Ray_Shadows)
    yeh ok , my final advice would be to look around for uni's that do foundation courses and play to your strengths , gl
    Cheers, Man, thanks for taking the time out to help.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    Cheers, Man, thanks for taking the time out to help.
    np
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    Haha, tell me about it. The thing is, other than my physics teacher who was a great teacher and very altruistic, my other two science teachers were pretty **** as well my maths one so I never considered Stem subjects. Guessing it might've been the same with you?
    Pretty much yeah, the problem is they never inspired awe for me, the teachers are often dull and think there's one way of learning. Started with Richard Dawkins after hs, then science enthralled me from there. The last humanity subject I wanted to do was politics and history, that's because I'm so left wing it hurts and we need more representation. But job prospects scared me.
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    Pretty much yeah, the problem is they never inspired awe for me, the teachers are often dull and think there's one way of learning. Started with Richard Dawkins after hs, then science enthralled me from there. The last humanity subject I wanted to do was politics and history, that's because I'm so left wing it hurts and we need more representation. But job prospects scared me.
    Yeah, I get that. I think Science teacher are often people who scraped through their subject at Uni, otherwise they'd be working in industry. Obviously there are some exceptions. As a result you get poor teaching.

    When I was choosing my A-levels I was fairly left-wing but throughout Sixth I had a real shift to the right. I guess it was meeting so many SJWs as opposed to just traditional labour people.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    Yeah, I get that. I think Science teacher are often people who scraped through their subject at Uni, otherwise they'd be working in industry. Obviously there are some exceptions. As a result you get poor teaching.

    When I was choosing my A-levels I was fairly left-wing but throughout Sixth I had a real shift to the right. I guess it was meeting so many SJWs as opposed to just traditional labour people.
    I haven't met any sjws in the UK lmao. I went from libertarian to libertarian socialist.

    Here I wanna give you a heads up if you do decide to go down the foundation route, university east london gave me the unconditional, so you could try there for sure. Gl mate.
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    (Original post by gussssss)
    I haven't met any sjws in the UK lmao. I went from libertarian to libertarian socialist.

    Here I wanna give you a heads up if you do decide to go down the foundation route, university east london gave me the unconditional, so you could try there for sure. Gl mate.
    Cheers man.
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    (Original post by Pyromemenia)
    Yeah, I get that. I think Science teacher are often people who scraped through their subject at Uni, otherwise they'd be working in industry. Obviously there are some exceptions. As a result you get poor teaching.
    A good degree does not make a good teacher - there are plenty of people with 1sts who just can't get their knowledge across.
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    A good degree does not make a good teacher - there are plenty of people with 1sts who just can't get their knowledge across.
    Yeah, no doubt there's some truth in that.
 
 
 
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