I'm currently midway through my GCSEs, and I've been thinking a lot about my A-levels. I want to do something to do with programming, but at the same time I'd love to travel. So far I have no idea which A-levels to pick.
My best subjects are Computer Science, Geography and French, and my worst are Maths and Physics. I was considering a degree in CS, but the fact that most universities expect an A-level in Maths put me off. I'm good at writing essays, but not so good at calculations and applying formulae.
I'm not expecting you to pick my A-levels for me, but does anyone have any ideas for what I could do?
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- Thread Starter
- 05-03-2018 16:33
- 05-03-2018 17:12
If you want to do CS you should probably consider doing at least an AS in maths (if your school will let you). Other than that, you should just play to your strengths and what you enjoy. Geography will be really helpful because you do a lot of analysing graphs and data (I do geography a-level). I don’t really know much about CS and French, but if you like the subjects and do well in them, then you should seriously consider them.
But honestly, don’t worry about picking your A-levels yet. I have friends that had their subjects all planned out before GCSE results day and ended up doing completely different subjects based on their results. I also have friends that started doing the subjects they picked in year 11 but ended up really not liking some of them, so changed them at the start of the year.
- 05-03-2018 17:14
You really need maths for that degree. I used to love computing but messed up on the GCSE, so now I do physics, maths and economics. Originally, I anticipated studying Software engineering at university but the reality is I've applied to do EEE.