Thank you for the replay I did research this question prior to posting and one method was to use Trinity College Cambridge as a Gold Standard yard stick of preferred A levels -see below
The following Table lists the most commonly studied subjects at A-level according to four categories: A1 and A2 contain respectively Science and Arts A-levels about which we have no general concerns regarding suitability; B lists A-levels we consider to be of more limited suitability (the University subject(s) for which we deem each of these A-levels to be useful is/are specified in brackets);
and category C consists of A-levels we consider suitable only as a fourth subject.
All applicants for Computer Science, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences will normally be expected to offer three subjects from List A1.
•Maths A-level is compulsory for those wishing to study Computer Science and Natural Sciences, and Chemistry A-level is compulsory for applicants in Medical Sciences.
•Engineering candidates are expected to offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics; those unable to take Further Maths A-level may take Maths, Physics and either another subject from List A1 or Electronics
along with an AS level in Further Maths.Computer Science applicants should ideally also offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics but Mathematics, Further Maths and Computing or Maths, Physics, Computing and AS Further Maths are acceptable alternatives.•
Applicants for Maths are normally expected to offer Maths, Further Maths and Physics, although if necessary another subject from List A1 or A2 may be substituted for Physics; those unable to take Further Maths A-level must offer Maths, Physics, AS Further Maths and another subject from List A1 or A2.•Maths with Physics applicants and those Natural Sciences candidates intending to study Physics ideally require Maths, Physics and Further Maths, but may if necessary take Maths, Physics and another subject from List A1 or A2 as well as AS Further Maths.
A-Levels by Suitability
LIST A1 Generally Suitable Science A-levels
LIST A2 Generally Suitable Arts A-levels
LIST B A-levels of More Limited Suitability
•Archaeology (Arch & Anth)
•Art & Design (Arts)
•Business Studies (Economics)
•Computing (Computer Science)
•Creative Writing (English)
•Design & Technology (Architecture)
•Drama/Theatre Studies (Arts)
•English Language (Arts)
•Film Studies (Arts)
•Government & Politics (Arts)
•Law (Land Economy & Law)
•Media Studies (Arts)
LIST C A-levels Suitable Only As Fourth Subjects
•Health & Social Care
•Home Economics •ICT
•Perspectives on Science
•Science for Public Understanding
•Travel & Tourism
•World Developmenthttp://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/node/621this is where my confusion begins it uses the term (or implies) Computing A level " for a degree in computer science it does not mention Computer Science A level
are they implying that computing A level is equivalent/synonymous to computer science A level since they do make a distinction between these and A level ICT
or am I just being stupid?