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Imma make this as short as I can :

I am in year 10, a 15 y/o student and im really failing math. Somehow i am still in set one and usually i wouldn’t really be TOO bothered because i know i have some time to improve b4. Gcse’s , but now its just getting outta hand . In the future, i wanna do something IT Related, not sure what EXACTLY yet but i know that math plays a big part to get me there. Are there any IT related jobs that dont ‘really’ require (TOO MUCH) math that maybe i could look into?? If so pls leave the suggestions or job names below xx
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I don't work in IT, but I haven't really seen that much maths used in practice.
When I was at uni, I was helping a computer science student with his maths module, and it was the only one he ever needed to do (he was happy by the end of it as well). The maths involved were related to matrices, which are not the most straightforward of maths to learn.

When I was looking into programming, most of the maths involved were simple arithmetic. Should I need to use any math in regressions or calculations, they normally revolved around maths work, not so much with IT. You may use some complicated maths in engineering or physics, computational chemistry (or when you're designing software for such work), but I don't think you will encounter it.

Should you decide to go into IT maintenance, network, cybersecurity, I don't think they use much maths. You shouldn't come across it too much in programming, but I'd be wary of anything that involves engineering. You might want to get a second opinion on this though.

In terms of improving your maths, there should be plenty of resources out there. Let me know if you have specific topics you need help with, and I'll try to point you in the right direction.
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Thanks for the advice, but one key thing i forgot to mention was i wanna go into IT, *not* COMPUTER SCIENCE (COmputer science is more coding and all that)
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So i dont need mathTHAT much?? Have u got any specific titles of any jobs ?

(Original post by MindMax2000)
I don't work in IT, but I haven't really seen that much maths used in practice.
When I was at uni, I was helping a computer science student with his maths module, and it was the only one he ever needed to do (he was happy by the end of it as well). The maths involved were related to matrices, which are not the most straightforward of maths to learn.

When I was looking into programming, most of the maths involved were simple arithmetic. Should I need to use any math in regressions or calculations, they normally revolved around maths work, not so much with IT. You may use some complicated maths in engineering or physics, computational chemistry (or when you're designing software for such work), but I don't think you will encounter it.

Should you decide to go into IT maintenance, network, cybersecurity, I don't think they use much maths. You shouldn't come across it too much in programming, but I'd be wary of anything that involves engineering. You might want to get a second opinion on this though.

In terms of improving your maths, there should be plenty of resources out there. Let me know if you have specific topics you need help with, and I'll try to point you in the right direction.
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there is btec IT done in colleges and some sixth forms u just need 5 GCSES like a 4 and above for 5 subjects like English and maths
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wait so i HAVE to HAVE those degrees to secure a good IT JOb?
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you just need to get into the subject after gcses and then after you can apply when you finished the course
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Thanks for the advice, but one key thing i forgot to mention was i wanna go into IT, *not* COMPUTER SCIENCE (COmputer science is more coding and all that)
My partner is an IT technician. He did an apprenticeship which he highly recommends. Maths is used for IP addresses etc but it is quick to pick up and you won’t be doing complicated maths on a daily basis. Have a look at IT helpdesk roles.
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My partner is an IT technician. He did an apprenticeship which he highly recommends. Maths is used for IP addresses etc but it is quick to pick up and you won’t be doing complicated maths on a daily basis. Have a look at IT helpdesk roles.
If you dont mind can you give me some info on what he ACTUALLY DOES on a day to day basis
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If you dont mind can you give me some info on what he ACTUALLY DOES on a day to day basis
He’s responsible for many things. On a day to day basis, he responds to calls, emails and a ticket system where people report their IT issues within the company. This could be anything at all. Then he either remotely or in person will solve whatever the issue is.
He’s involved in helping new branches set up their network, printers, PC’s, installing new software, upgrading systems, any tech issue essentially within his company he will attend to.
It’s a very rewarding and varied role. He really enjoys it. I hope this helps
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He’s responsible for many things. On a day to day basis, he responds to calls, emails and a ticket system where people report their IT issues within the company. This could be anything at all. Then he either remotely or in person will solve whatever the issue is.
He’s involved in helping new branches set up their network, printers, PC’s, installing new software, upgrading systems, any tech issue essentially within his company he will attend to.
It’s a very rewarding and varied role. He really enjoys it. I hope this helps
Oh wow!! Now thats my kind of thing and that really appeals to me! If you dont mind me asking, whats his salary ?
(And u really dont have to answer this one either but does he work for a chain company eg. panasonic )
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If that is your thing I would look into infrastructure technician apprenticeships and IT helpdesk jobs. The salary can vary from minimum wage when starting out but progression is available, you can specialise in networking for example and work your way upto being an IT manager can make upto £40/50k+ depending on where you’re living. It varies a lot but the potential to earn is definitely there.
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If that is your thing I would look into infrastructure technician apprenticeships and IT helpdesk jobs. The salary can vary from minimum wage when starting out but progression is available, you can specialise in networking for example and work your way upto being an IT manager can make upto £40/50k+ depending on where you’re living. It varies a lot but the potential to earn is definitely there.
Ok thanks for the advice. Now tell me this:
Do you get tired when your partner talks about IT and computers non stop 😂😂 or does ur partner not
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Ok thanks for the advice. Now tell me this:
Do you get tired when your partner talks about IT and computers non stop 😂😂 or does ur partner not
No problem. Happy to help!

Hahaha thankfully he’s got his friends to talk about that stuff. He knows I don’t understand half of it so I think he gets bored telling me! I think he regrets working in IT sometime with the amount of issues I have though!
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I would highly recommend doing the IT Btec at A level because there is pretty much zero maths involved but it is still a good qualification. Also doing this Btec will give you ideas about possible jobs/areas you might want to work in (I wouldn't worry about a specific job just yet) I do IT and computer science and I wouldn't recommend CS if maths is not a strong point as often they want you to do it alongside A level maths - best of luck!
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No problem. Happy to help!

Hahaha thankfully he’s got his friends to talk about that stuff. He knows I don’t understand half of it so I think he gets bored telling me! I think he regrets working in IT sometime with the amount of issues I have though!
Hahahah. Thanks so much i rlly appreciate all the advice im gonna keep this in mind x
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I would highly recommend doing the IT Btec at A level because there is pretty much zero maths involved but it is still a good qualification. Also doing this Btec will give you ideas about possible jobs/areas you might want to work in (I wouldn't worry about a specific job just yet) I do IT and computer science and I wouldn't recommend CS if maths is not a strong point as often they want you to do it alongside A level maths - best of luck!
Thank you 🤪😊😊
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