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    Hey all,

    I'm pretty new here so this could easily be in the wrong place but here goes....

    I have to choose my A-levels in a week or two and I still haven't decided on what i will pick. My plan for careers is to go to university and hopefully do a Masters Degree in Engineering. So obviously two of my choices are Maths and Physics as they are required for any degree in this field. Another of my choices will likely be Further Maths as I will (Hopefully) get the grades to do this (I also took additional maths at GCSE) and I have a real passion for it. My main dilemma is as to whether I pick Chemistry to go along side them or whether I choose a Technical Degree in Engineering thing...(Its done along side A levels and is equivalent to an A level, but is predominantly coursework). I understand that most Universities focus on 3 A levels only but I'm sure they will look at the other one as well....
    I think that i would enjoy both courses (maybe engineering more since it's more practical) but I think that Chemistry may be better for me.

    I would greatly appreciate any advice people had to offer (especially if you're studying either Chemistry or the Engineering thing....

    Thanks in Advance,

    It's usually better to stick to A-Levels because some of the higher ranking unis don't accept BTEC-style courses

    I don't study any STEM subjects so I don't know how useful I'll be but if you have your heart completely 100% set on engineering and you think you'll enjoy the engineering one more, go for it! You'll need something quite practical to balance out the other subjects whilst studying them (well I would anyway). But if you're still dubious Chemistry might be better as it's more generic and if your change your mind, you'll still have more options than a specific course in engineering.

    But then again, I'm no expert but just looking on applying to uni and all that, that's what I would suggest
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