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    Hey, i was wondering which to choose in 6th form.

    I wanna do some coding and computer science stuff when i'm older.

    Well, In school there is normal ICT and Applied ICT.

    I heard GCE ICT is more theoretical and
    I heard GCE Applied ICT is more practical.

    The links below are the subjects:-
    GCE ICT - AQA
    GCE Applied ICT - OCR

    I'm more keen on doing GCE ICT.
    Can someone help me make a choice, and why.
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    I'd advise you not to do applied ICT. I do it and it's a waste of time. It's mostly coursework that just drags on and some universities aren't keen on applied subjects as the course supposedly stays at the same level throughout the 2 years rather than becoming harder at A2.
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    Does your school not offer Computing?
    Computing imo is way better than ICT and I do both.
    Also computing is more to do with the stuff your interested in as ICT is do with applications such as dreamweaver,excel,access etc (well it is at my school) :-D
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    no, it only them 2 ict subjects.#

    and i do wanna go to uni after getting my A levels
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    Well then either do the normal ICT A Level or consider doing AS Computing part time at another school thats what I'mdoing.

    Tbh I find ICT to be kinda boring but you know that just me.
    Good Luck :-D
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    k, is any1 doing those subjects,
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    Do A2 computing if you can (AQA). Thats what i did. Will help you with the software engineering/computer science concepts side of things at uni.

    If you cant, ICT will do i suppose. Dont do Applied ICT at A level, its crap. You will be stuck doing coursework all the time, wont learn any theory, and you will be bored to death with MS Access and Spreadsheets.
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    k, thnx
 
 
 

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