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Currently I'm thinking of doing a computer science degree at uni, but I'm not completely sure yet,and am looking at what I want do for my A-level options. I've narrowed it down to 5 options, being Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. I want to do 4 A-levels and was mainly looking to decide between Computer Science and Chemistry. I've heard that universties actually care more about Further Maths than Computer Science for a CompSci degree so would it be better to keep my options open with Chemistry or would not taking Computer Science put me at a significant disadvantage if I do stick with it for degree level?
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Well if you want to do computer science degree, a computer science A level would help you a lot with that since I searched google, I think there a no specific A levels I mean they didn’t specify if Computer science A level is required or not.
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chemistry will keep your options open to basically any natural science course alongside physics. however, the big caveats are 1. do you like chem enough to study it for 2 years and 2. can you do as well/better in chem then compsci a level? if i was you prioritise based off your potential grades rather then keeping options open as its more important to achieve higher grades then picking the right subject in this situation imo. also, doing maths further physics alone will allow you to do any quantitative uni course (maths, economics, compsci, engineering....) so your options are quite open already.

if you don't do computing a level though, you should definitely do lots of compsci extracurriculars to demonstrate your interest in the subject e.g. learn to code in python to an advanced level, give talks/create a compsci society at your school etc
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Why do you want to do 4 A levels? It's not impressive to do 4 and university admission teams will literally ignore anything more than 3. If it's because you're interested in many subjects, then just read and learn about it in your spare time. Doing something like that is much more impressive on a university application.

Probs makes the most sense to do Maths, FM and Physics OR Chemistry. If you find the maths content etc incredibly easy at A level, then maybe do a 4th in Comp Sci as well.
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