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ayaan
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What a level subject combinations will you guy recommend ? Preferably no chemistry and physics . I'm not good at art or engineering.  And the only subject I like is maths . In the future I just want to go into any career that provides the most money .

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Umar
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@ayaan If you have no interest in chemistry and physics and you like math then the best option for you is to do ICS. It doesn't have chemistry and physics, it has mathematics in its place.

Also you can do FA IT if you want.

Here : Fa it subjects list

 

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If you only like maths and want to make big money, I would highly recommend Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science. Maths and further maths are probably the most fun A-Levels to take, and also have the most weight as you will most likely end up in a high-paying job.

And don't get put off by computer science at GCSE, GCSE Comp Sci is really boring and meaningless, I heard that A-Level comp sci is much more interesting.

With this combo, you can go to university, study something like software engineering and enter a graduate scheme in one of the big daddy companies like google or facebook who will offer your big bucks.

Check this out https://www.levels.fyi/SE/Google/Facebook/Microsoft

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ayaan
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@further_maths_student

Cheers that's really helpful hopefully a level come science gets better 

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I would echo what Further Maths Student said.

Maths and Further Maths is very interesting so I would definitely take them if I were you. As for the third A-Level, I would say pick whatever your second strongest subject is at GCSE. If you want to go somewhere like Imperial College for Computing, you need solid grades.

Universities that offer courses in software engineering and computer science appreciate that students can learn and most likely have learnt most of their coding knowledge outside of school. If you can communicate that in your personal statement to the university when its time to write applications for unis - you don't really need to do a level computer science. 

My friend got into a software engineering at university and he didn't even do computer science at GCSE or A-Level.

Here's what Imperial College say in regards to what they recommend for A-Level when applying for their computing course.

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They also write on their website:

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So doing computer science A-Level isn't something you should stress about, ask anyone that you might know who's done it at A-Level and see how their experience was.

Check https://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/prospective-students/courses/ug/beng-meng-computing/
for further reading

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ayaan
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@zeeshan

Cheers how would you rate the combination of Maths, Further Maths, Politics 

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@ayaan

sounds good if you’re interested in politics, etc. If I were you I would consider doing a fourth a-level just to keep your options really open for the future.

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@zeeshan

Some universities don't particularly like when students do further maths as a third a-level. But in general they don't like it when applying to subjects like the following:

 

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(taken from LSE website)

But of course some subjects in some unis you really need further maths or would be helpful

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(taken from trinity college cambridge website).

Different unis say different things. Its a weird one.

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ayaan
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@iggydentist

Thanks, I've come to the conclusion that my subjects will be Maths Further Maths Economics and Physics(yes I know I initially said no physics) or Bio Chem maths Furhter maths 

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