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comp sci with foundation year?

im predicted :A,C,C . will that be enough for computer science ?
i want to go into the field of a network engineer or cyber security. i will complete a CCNA cisco qualification in the summer but i feel that law(my weakest subject) will bring my grade down at A-level. idk if i can get a place in uni if i flop law. i can get good work experieince done in the summer with credentials but will that boost my chance of getting into uni. also , a mate of mine told me to consider a foundation year but i dont want to go to a college and study for one year again. any thoughts pls????
Original post by silentT126
im predicted :A,C,C . will that be enough for computer science ?
i want to go into the field of a network engineer or cyber security. i will complete a CCNA cisco qualification in the summer but i feel that law(my weakest subject) will bring my grade down at A-level. idk if i can get a place in uni if i flop law. i can get good work experieince done in the summer with credentials but will that boost my chance of getting into uni. also , a mate of mine told me to consider a foundation year but i dont want to go to a college and study for one year again. any thoughts pls????

Hey there,

It sounds like you're navigating some important decisions regarding your A-level predictions and your aspirations to study computer science, particularly focusing on network engineering or cybersecurity.

Firstly, your predicted grades of A, C, C are a solid foundation, especially considering your intention to pursue a CCNA Cisco qualification in the summer. While law may be your weakest subject, it's essential to aim for the best outcome possible, as it can indeed impact your overall A-level grades and university prospects.

Regarding university entry requirements for computer science, at University of Salford, the minimum requirement is 112-120 UCAS points, with a minimum grade C in A-level Computer Science or Computing BTEC or equivalent. With your predicted grades, you're well within the range for consideration. Try reviewing the entry requirements of different Universities you are interested in to better gauge the grades you require.

Additionally, gaining relevant work experience over the summer can significantly enhance your university application, showcasing your practical skills and commitment to the field. This, coupled with your CCNA qualification, can certainly boost your chances of securing a place in a computer science program, even if you encounter challenges with specific A-level subjects.

As for the suggestion of considering a foundation year, it's worth exploring as it can provide an alternative pathway to university, especially if you're concerned about meeting standard entry requirements. At Salford, the foundation year offers flexibility in terms of qualifications required, providing an opportunity to build a strong academic foundation before progressing to the main degree program.

Ultimately, it's essential to weigh all your options carefully and choose the path that aligns best with your goals and circumstances. Trust your instincts and seek advice from friends, teachers, and mentors to help you make an informed decision. Best of luck with your A-levels and your journey towards studying computer science.

Best Regards,
Arslan University of Salford Student Representative

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