What to do at Uni- Maths/Physics/Computer Science A-Levels?

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Hkightley
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Hi, really struggling to decide what to do at uni/as a career with these a-levels, any advice? Our career information through school has been really disrupted due to online teaching and the pandemic and I'm not sure what to do!
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Try this website https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/a-level-explorer

You put in your A-levels and it tells you the sort of degree people your A-levels tend to do!
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Look at the range of different courses related to each subject - here are some suggestions, especially since they have lots of relevant joint subject courses :
Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/undergraduate/
York https://www.york.ac.uk/maths/undergraduate/
Bath https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...course-entries
And remember there are also courses like Law and many social science courses where you don't need any specific A level subjects.
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(Original post by McGinger)
Look at the range of different courses related to each subject - here are some suggestions, especially since they have lots of relevant joint subject courses :
Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/physics/undergraduate/
York https://www.york.ac.uk/maths/undergraduate/
Bath https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...course-entries
And remember there are also courses like Law and many social science courses where you don't need any specific A level subjects.
Thank you - really helpful!
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Thank you - really helpful!
Hi there,

If you're struggling to decide, I'd suggest you chat with current students who do different degrees that you may be interested in (including Mathematics, Physics or Computer science). You can do that through the 'chat with our students' webpages that most unis have. Here is the York one: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/chat/ It may also help you choose a uni further down the line, once you have decided on a degree, as you can see how the student experience varies from uni to uni

Many unis also run a blog, written entirely by students. You can usually search for specific topics or courses to see what the students are writing about it. Here is what the York ones look like:

Blogs homepage: https://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voices/
Physics: https://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voi...study/physics/
Mathematics: https://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voi...y/mathematics/
Computer Science: https://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voi...puter-science/

And if you are really indecisive (like me!) and still struggle to choose, I would either consider joint degrees that can combine the best of both worlds, or look at some short courses that can give you a taster of the degree. At York, you can access these courses here: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/moocs/

I hope this helps! If there is anything else I can help with, feel free to let me know here or via DMs.



Best of luck with your student journey!

Anastasia
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Thank you ever so much for this response - really helpful!
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