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hi, i've finished my first month of a levels. i ended up picking maths, english, biology and chemistry. i think after my a levels i'm gonna want to go to uni to study computer science and/or biology, but i might change my mind because i'm incredibly indecisive. my favourite subjects when i was at gcse were history, biology and computing. i'd have to drop english to do computer science because of the timetable, and there is no way it could be switched around, otherwise i would've been happy to drop chemistry in favour of computer science. unfortunately, now i've been struggling on what to do. i enjoy both computer science and english as subjects, does anyone have any help?
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If you want to do computer science at uni maybe you should do computer science. Sorry you can't swap it with chemistry, I've been in a similar situation, but if you enjoy computer science you should be fine and it would honestly fit with your other a levels better anyway.
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i think i want to do computer science with biology as a degree. i'm feeling so lost to be honest, i don't know what to do. i like literature and i like reading, but i'm also interested in computers. i've started the first 5 weeks of school doing english, so maybe it's too late to switch to computer science - i don't know what to do. i'm too indecisive.
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i think i want to do computer science with biology as a degree. i'm feeling so lost to be honest, i don't know what to do. i like literature and i like reading, but i'm also interested in computers. i've started the first 5 weeks of school doing english, so maybe it's too late to switch to computer science - i don't know what to do. i'm too indecisive.
For a lot of unis they don't require computer science A-level to take it as a degree, only maths. Having said that, I'd imagine it would help to take it and it's definitely worth looing at unis you're interested in and what their requirements are for their specific course. In terms of catching up, if you did computer science GCSE (is that what you meant by computing?) then it should be manageable, especially if you get it done now and have time over half term to catch up. I can't tell you what you should do, that's down to your personal preferences and decisions you feel are best, but I would just reccommend doing further research into unis and the A-level computer science course that your school offers (aka find out what exam board your school does and go on their website to see the syllabus) and see whether that's something you want to spend 2 years doing
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For a lot of unis they don't require computer science A-level to take it as a degree, only maths. Having said that, I'd imagine it would help to take it and it's definitely worth looing at unis you're interested in and what their requirements are for their specific course. In terms of catching up, if you did computer science GCSE (is that what you meant by computing?) then it should be manageable, especially if you get it done now and have time over half term to catch up. I can't tell you what you should do, that's down to your personal preferences and decisions you feel are best, but I would just reccommend doing further research into unis and the A-level computer science course that your school offers (aka find out what exam board your school does and go on their website to see the syllabus) and see whether that's something you want to spend 2 years doing
yeah that's what i mean by it, i did computer science gcse and got an 8 in it (which is the same as what i got in english lit and lang). the exam board my school is on is eduqas, and i like the way the course looks but i also like my english course.
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would i be put at a disadvantage for dropping english? like, i mean if i don't have an essay subject are there repercussions to this
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would i be put at a disadvantage for dropping english? like, i mean if i don't have an essay subject are there repercussions to this
tbh i'm going to go batshit insane over this decision bc i don't think i'm ever going to decide. should i flip a coin?
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hi, i've finished my first month of a levels. i ended up picking maths, english, biology and chemistry. i think after my a levels i'm gonna want to go to uni to study computer science and/or biology, but i might change my mind because i'm incredibly indecisive. my favourite subjects when i was at gcse were history, biology and computing. i'd have to drop english to do computer science because of the timetable, and there is no way it could be switched around, otherwise i would've been happy to drop chemistry in favour of computer science. unfortunately, now i've been struggling on what to do. i enjoy both computer science and english as subjects, does anyone have any help?
IS THIS CHLOE?? also if it is im doing english and computer science and i prefer computer science more english is stressful
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is this chloe?? Also if it is im doing english and computer science and i prefer computer science more english is stressful
help... Hi bern
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IS THIS CHLOE?? also if it is im doing english and computer science and i prefer computer science more english is stressful
but yeah bro i like computer science as a hobby and stuff and i'm worried about not having an essay based subject if i drop english. i'm going to propose the idea of dropping english to my english teacher tomorrow and i'll see how she takes it lol kinda scared
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but yeah bro i like computer science as a hobby and stuff and i'm worried about not having an essay based subject if i drop english. i'm going to propose the idea of dropping english to my english teacher tomorrow and i'll see how she takes it lol kinda scared
omg I wouldn't actually have thought to see you here or have guessed but yeah it depends what you want to do for uni if you're worried about not having an essay based subject like me for an example I'm taking english lit and english language along side with computer science the reason why is bc I either wanna do law for uni or computer science I'm keeping my options broad for when the time comes..
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omg I wouldn't actually have thought to see you here or have guessed but yeah it depends what you want to do for uni if you're worried about not having an essay based subject like me for an example I'm taking english lit and english language along side with computer science the reason why is bc I either wanna do law for uni or computer science I'm keeping my options broad for when the time comes..
yeahh exactly thats why i'm conflicted : (
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yeahh exactly thats why i'm conflicted : (
it's alright but if I were you I would choose computer science its really fun! I'm currently learning 4 different languages for the subject rn so you better choose quickly or else you'll be so behind unless you already know python, java, css and all that stuff also you'll be a woman in stem (not that you already arent) !!!!!
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