Okay guys, I have a sticky situation here. Basically, I absolutely hate my Maths AS Level, and was planning on dropping it at A2. This is UK college as an FYI, so basically when you turn 17 and 18. I then realised that I actually don't think I can stand doing one year of it either, and started working out ways I could drop it in favour of something else. Since it would be rather difficult to swap subjects so far into the year, and since I'm lame and don't actually find any of the other subjects other than those I'm taking (Computing, Physics, Business Studies and Maths (Mechanics)) I thought about doing an Extended Project and dropping Maths completely right now.
Info:http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/ty ... index.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_P ... lification
Now, these are worth the same as my Maths AS would be, up to 70 UCAS points for an A*, and chances are I could probably ace this but not Maths so I'd end up with a better grade in the long run.
What am I planning on doing at Uni? I was going to do CompSci, but decided against it when I discovered how much Mathematics is involved, and was recommended the Business Information Systems BSc Honours Degree
, which is basically programming and infrastructure/systems administration, which pretty much sums me up since that's where I'd like to go. Now, I took Maths because of CompSci, but BIS doesn't actually need it, so I really don't need to do it, I was speaking the other day to a guy, when they did it half the people on the course didn't even know how to do multiplication, so I guess I have a pretty good advantage?
Again, my current courses are Computing, Physics, Business Studies and Maths Mechanics (derivative of Maths), and I need 260 UCAS to get into this Uni course. I'm probably headed towards and A in Computing and Business in both years, which gives me 240 points in total right off the bat, followed by Physics either an A or a B. On top of this, I have this shoddy Work Skills BTEC which we all have to do which is worth 60 points. The Extended Project is the equivalent of an AS Level, so that's 60/70 points more if I do it properly (I'd be writing some sort of system in C# probably, I know another guy who's doing the same for a Comic Shop Inventory System).
Any ideas guys? Really don't want to stick with Maths if I don't have to, it's incredibly boring, dull and rather painful where I am.
Sidenote: First year of UK College.
EDIT: And now is when I find out the EPs aren't available till June (Summer for research, Autumn for working on it, etc). Great, now I'm well and truly stuffed, unless I can somehow convince them my project is severely longer and I need more time (a year) on it. D: