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Hi,

I am applying for Computer Science at the following Universities:
Aston
BCU
Coventry
Newman
Wolverhampton

Hopefully, my predicted grades will be either ABB/BBB - I am currently studying A- Levels in Bio, English Lit and Psychology

For my GCSEs I got two 9s, one 7, two 6s and five 5s.
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Hey,

I'm applying for computer science at Aston, Coventry, University of Birmingham, and 2 others just to fill the 5.
I'm currently doing a BTEC in computing with predicted grades of D*D*D*,
For my GCSE's I got two 7s, two 6s, and 2 L2Ds.
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I'm applying for CS at King's, Edinburgh, Imperial, UCL and Oxford. Am from India CBSE board. How important are Grade 11 marks? In Grade 10 board exams, I got a 100 each in Maths and Comp Sci with an overall of 96%. What are my chances? Would really appreciate any help
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I'm applying for CS at King's, Edinburgh, Imperial, UCL and Oxford. Am from India CBSE board. How important are Grade 11 marks? In Grade 10 board exams, I got a 100 each in Maths and Comp Sci with an overall of 96%. What are my chances? Would really appreciate any help
You got good enough marks. You should definately read the Oxford University Offical Website because all the information is there. Good Luck with your Quest.
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I'm applying for CS at King's, Edinburgh, Imperial, UCL and Oxford. Am from India CBSE board. How important are Grade 11 marks? In Grade 10 board exams, I got a 100 each in Maths and Comp Sci with an overall of 96%. What are my chances? Would really appreciate any help
Oxford and most other UK Universities dont care about class 11 marks. I know that Imperial did ask for class 11 marks for some subjects for international students. Not sure if they will do it this year,
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hiya,

I am hopefully applying to computer science at Birmingham, Exeter, Bristol...maybe Imperial or King's if I'm confident I'll get the right grade.

I currently have A-Levels in Biology, History, and Chemistry (AAA) but I'm also currently studying A-Level Maths in hopes of getting an A/A*.
My GCSEs were 5 A*'s and 8 A's with a Distinction in Level 2 Additional Maths.

I've taken a year out after sixth form and realised that computer science was my passion and I'm now trying to apply to uni this year with the hopes of getting my maths. Does anyone have any advice or just general support that I have a shot at getting into these uni's and or any ways I can further my interest in the subject over this year? (I'm kind of a noob apart from some online comp sci and programming courses I'm currently doing) :0
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Oxford and most other UK Universities dont care about class 11 marks. I know that Imperial did ask for class 11 marks for some subjects for international students. Not sure if they will do it this year,
Thanks a lot
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Between St Andrews and KCL, which is better for Comp Sci?
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Course: Computer Science & Electronics (because I'm mainly interested in operating systems, drivers, kernels which requires an understanding of the hardware)

Universities you're applying to: Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh, Warwick, Bristol (potentially cambridge instead of warwick/bristol but they don't have a Computer Science & Electronics course so probably not)

Grades: A* A* A* A* A in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science, Economics, Physics
GCSEs: 5A*, 3A, 2B (A*s in Maths, science, french, geo, As in english language, religious studies, history, Bs in english literature and music -_-)

On a gap year, where I'm doing work experience at Amazon Web Services. Wrote about a number of projects in my personal statement, like a 32-bit kernel built from scratch using x86 assembly language and C, a Linux-based operating system I made when I was in Year 7 that got >100,000 downloads, some machine learning models like one that can identify traffic signs (like stop signs, speed limits) from a picture with 98% accuracy and some other stuff. I also contribute to the Linux kernel. (Still trying to figure out if I should link my github in my PS, some people say it's good, some say it's not)
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Between St Andrews and KCL, which is better for Comp Sci?
Definitely St. Andrews, but if you have the grades for KCL (which is now A* A* A) and are willing to go to Scotland you could apply for Edinburgh which is much better than both and considered by most to be top 4 in the country for CS.
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hiya,

I am hopefully applying to computer science at Birmingham, Exeter, Bristol...maybe Imperial or King's if I'm confident I'll get the right grade.

I currently have A-Levels in Biology, History, and Chemistry (AAA) but I'm also currently studying A-Level Maths in hopes of getting an A/A*.
My GCSEs were 5 A*'s and 8 A's with a Distinction in Level 2 Additional Maths.

I've taken a year out after sixth form and realised that computer science was my passion and I'm now trying to apply to uni this year with the hopes of getting my maths. Does anyone have any advice or just general support that I have a shot at getting into these uni's and or any ways I can further my interest in the subject over this year? (I'm kind of a noob apart from some online comp sci and programming courses I'm currently doing) :0
Without A-Level Further Maths and A* A* A at A-Levels in your first sitting, which is their requirement, I wouldn't apply to Imperial. There are just too many applicants with straight A*s including Maths and Further Maths who still get rejected. It's insanely competitive.

I would definitely say you have a good shot at Birmingham and Exeter. Bristol was very competitive for Computer Science last year, and likely this year too, so that would definitely be a risky choice. King's suddenly changed their entry requirements for CS to A* A* A, which is sort of strange.

About furthering your interest in Computer Science, I would take CS50 first. Unlike what most people think, computer science personal statements should not only be about programming (computer science is not just programming). You would be better off having your personal statement 50% about programming and then 50% about maths or theoretical computer science (you could write about something like turing machines, or algorithms). After you do CS50, there are follow up courses on AI and web-development if that's your thing.
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Course : Bsc Computer Science
Unis: not too sure but maybe UoB , Sheffield , Manchester (their entry requirements are a madness) , and two others
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Course: Computer Science & Electronics (because I'm mainly interested in operating systems, drivers, kernels which requires an understanding of the hardware)

Universities you're applying to: Imperial, UCL, Edinburgh, Warwick, Bristol (potentially cambridge instead of warwick/bristol but they don't have a Computer Science & Electronics course so probably not)

Grades: A* A* A* A* A in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science, Economics, Physics
GCSEs: 5A*, 3A, 2B (A*s in Maths, science, french, geo, As in english language, religious studies, history, Bs in english literature and music -_-)

On a gap year, where I'm doing work experience at Amazon Web Services. Wrote about a number of projects in my personal statement, like a 32-bit kernel built from scratch using x86 assembly language and C, a Linux-based operating system I made when I was in Year 7 that got >100,000 downloads, some machine learning models like one that can identify traffic signs (like stop signs, speed limits) from a picture with 98% accuracy and some other stuff. I also contribute to the Linux kernel. (Still trying to figure out if I should link my github in my PS, some people say it's good, some say it's not)
are you like some genius damn
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are you like some genius damn
Definitely not, I've just been interested in computers for a really long time.
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Definitely St. Andrews, but if you have the grades for KCL (which is now A* A* A) and are willing to go to Scotland you could apply for Edinburgh which is much better than both and considered by most to be top 4 in the country for CS.
Who is considered top 4 in the country for CS?

How does that change if you want to do a joint CS& Math degree?
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Who is considered top 4 in the country for CS?

How does that change if you want to do a joint CS& Math degree?
It's gonna depend on who you ask and what specifically in CS you want to study, but in general i'd say Cambridge 1st, Oxford 2nd, Imperial 3rd, Edinburgh 4th.

For CS + Maths, i think warwick would be a good choice because it's really well known for Maths and well known for CS, and all of the above are good too ^^
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It's gonna depend on who you ask and what specifically in CS you want to study, but in general i'd say Cambridge 1st, Oxford 2nd, Imperial 3rd, Edinburgh 4th.

For CS + Maths, i think warwick would be a good choice because it's really well known for Maths and well known for CS, and all of the above are good too ^^
Appreciate. Which entry exams best to write?
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Appreciate. Which entry exams best to write?
Only Oxford/Cambridge do proper entrance exams for CS. TMUA if you apply to Cambridge, MAT if you apply to Oxford. Imperial has one too, but it's online, non-proctored and very easy from what I've heard.
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Only Oxford/Cambridge do proper entrance exams for CS. TMUA if you apply to Cambridge, MAT if you apply to Oxford. Imperial has one too, but it's online, non-proctored and very easy from what I've heard.
Thank you
So Warwick Discrete Math
KCL
Edinburgh
Manchester etc

will not require entrance exams
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