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hi im thinking of doing computer science for a level. I got a 7 in GCSE last year, however a lot of people have told me it's incredibly difficult and that I shouldn't take it.
just want to ask anyone who is currently doing it if it really is very difficult and wether or not I should change my option
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What? In my opinion it is only a bit harder than the gcse, but that is just my opinion. It definentlyy isn't "Extremely difficult".However if you don't like programming I wouldn't take it.
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What? In my opinion it is only a bit harder than the gcse, but that is just my opinion. It definentlyy isn't "Extremely difficult".However if you don't like programming I wouldn't take it.
we're you good at programming when doing GCSE. although I enjoy it, I'm not the greatest and have forgotten a lot since I did the GCSE a year early
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we're you good at programming when doing GCSE. although I enjoy it, I'm not the greatest and have forgotten a lot since I did the GCSE a year early
Haha nope, I didn't have a clue. Also you need to remember it is not all programming, and the programming they will teach ,you will start from scratch. It really depends what you want to do. I would take it if you'd like to do something like that at uni,even though you dont need computer science at A level to do CS at uni, it will probably help a lot. It will work good with subjects llike maths and physics.
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Haha nope, I didn't have a clue. Also you need to remember it is not all programming, and the programming they will teach ,you will start from scratch. It really depends what you want to do. I would take it if you'd like to do something like that at uni,even though you dont need computer science at A level to do CS at uni, it will probably help a lot. It will work good with subjects llike maths and physics.
that's great I'm doing maths and physics aswell.thanks bro
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that's great I'm doing maths and physics aswell.thanks bro
Yeah np. That is a great combination. Honestly what I would've picked if I could pick again.
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hi im thinking of doing computer science for a level. I got a 7 in GCSE last year, however a lot of people have told me it's incredibly difficult and that I shouldn't take it.
just want to ask anyone who is currently doing it if it really is very difficult and wether or not I should change my option
thanks
Whether it's difficult or not is besides the point. The teaching of computer science in schools is a complete joke. If you choose this as a career option later on then you will be taught everything better and more rigorously at university: and they will start from scratch, so you won't be at a disadvantage. As someone with a M.Sc. in computer science, and 20 very successful years as a software developer, I know what I'm talking about.

Don't waste you time on this. Do maths or further maths instead, or if you are already doing these do chemistry of physics or Spanish.
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People consider hard? Most people think its one of those 'easy' subjects that people take for easy grades...but its not that easy. I do think its probably the 2nd easiest Alevel I do (out of Maths, Further maths physics and comp sci.)
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