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What courses do i need to do for A levels so I can get in Uni? Which is the best section of computer science where sports and traveling is involved rather than sitting down in office?
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What courses do i need to do for A levels so I can get in Uni? Which is the best section of computer science where sports and traveling is involved rather than sitting down in office?
Hello :thumbsup:,


Firstly I would recommend checking on the university website of which you wish to eventually want to apply for, to see if they have a set subject requirement for any Computer Science courses they offer. For example our Computer Science course requires UCAS points of 112-120 and we don't ask for any certain courses/subjects to of previously been studied. Some universities will require certain A-Level subjects/G.C.S.E's however.

If you are also interested in studying sports and travel why not look at maybe doing a combination subject and combine Computer Science with Sport and Exercise Science/Physical Education or with Tourism. You can check on UCAS to see what universities offer these options.

I hope this helps,
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Hello :thumbsup:,


Firstly I would recommend checking on the university website of which you wish to eventually want to apply for, to see if they have a set subject requirement for any Computer Science courses they offer. For example our Computer Science course requires UCAS points of 112-120 and we don't ask for any certain courses/subjects to of previously been studied. Some universities will require certain A-Level subjects/G.C.S.E's however.

If you are also interested in studying sports and travel why not look at maybe doing a combination subject and combine Computer Science with Sport and Exercise Science/Physical Education or with Tourism. You can check on UCAS to see what universities offer these options.

I hope this helps,
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No problems at all, just give us a message if you need any more advice. :jiggy:

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What courses do i need to do for A levels so I can get in Uni? Which is the best section of computer science where sports and traveling is involved rather than sitting down in office?
It varies wildly from uni to uni. For the most part, there aren't any specific A Levels. Some unis would like to see A Level Maths but not all of them. Exact UCAS points will vary depending on the uni. Generally speaking, STEM and relevant subjects are likely to give you a stronger chance at getting in, but they're not mandatory.

Computer Science, Sports and Travelling are 3 totally independent fields. You may find that there are aspects of CompSci that involve Sports or Travelling though. For example technology in sports, or the travelling involved in some consultancy roles. But generally speaking, there's only so much you can do to avoid sitting at a desk using a computer. That's kind of a major element.

Trying to combine CompSci, Sports and Travel is probably not a good idea. You risk restricting yourself to a very niche field, that may offer little to no employability prospects, and your skills will generally suffer as you divide your attention. It's fine to have broad interests, but if you're not a fan of the "sitting in an office" mentality, uni may not be for you. There will be an awful lot of sitting down in lectures, practical classes and while working on projects. Most people who are interested in computers and a sport, say Football, will do one as their degree and another as a hobby. They won't try and force the two together.
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Hi,

I recommend taking subjects that you enjoy because it will lead to something that you enjoy and ultimately you'll do better because you enjoy it. I did Maths, English Lit, Geography, Chemistry at A level and an EPQ on Psychology and now study Computer Science at York uni. Pretty sure I'm the only one on my course with this combo! I think most uni's just require Maths (have a scout around) for Comp Sci and even if they don't I still think it's useful to have - the people who did further maths are finding the maths modules a bit easier but it is definitely not required as they teach you from the A level stuff.

Depending on where you're looking and in terms of which course to do I think to keep your options open taking a couple of facilitating subjects (maths and further maths, physics, biology, chemistry, history, geography, modern and classical languages, and English literature) is a good idea as well as maybe doing a fun one i.e PE if your school offer it . I had no idea which degree I wanted to do at A levels but taking a couple of these gave me choices and is useful as you may change your mind!

Re travelling I'm not sure how easy it is to do as part of a course but you can definitely travel at uni! Some uni's offer years abroad and most have volunteering schemes abroad in the Summer situated in Asia/Africa, you'll also have very long Summer's which you can fit lots of travelling into. Similarly there are plenty of sports societies that you can get involved with alongside your studies either participating, coaching or being on the committee as a treasurer etc. not only will this be fun but secondly it will look good on your CV as you try and enter this field.

A couple of people from my school do Sports Science which might also be worth looking into. Also despite all the uni stuff your school may be bombarding you with it may be good to have a quick look online to see if there are any non-uni options that tickle your fancy, you won't be crippled with debt and there may be a course/apprenticeship that is more interesting and in line with what you'd like to do which is the most important thing .
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