I'm in a dilemma - I can't decide what to take for my A-Levels. I know I'm going to do Maths and Physics, but I can't decide on my final two! I'm thinking of taking Economics and Chemistry (I'll then drop one of the two).
BTW, I want to go into Mechanical Engineering
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- Thread Starter
- 09-02-2010 17:38
- 09-02-2010 17:47
Further Maths? And maybe an essay subject to balance it out?
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- 09-02-2010 17:55
If you're interested in Mech. Engineering here's the list of University Courses for that subject:
Having taken a look at a course at random Bath asks for 3 A's at A level including Maths and Physics, so you've made good choices so far, if you enjoy Chemistry and Economics then they're also good choices
One of my friends was looking at standard engineering courses and was advised to take an AS in Further Maths, depending on whether your school do Mechanics modules in the normal Maths A level or not this might be something to think about. Don't think it's specifically asked for by the unis (best to look through the course list), and it may be different for mech. engineering than it is standard engineering, but could make things easier for yourself in the long run
- 09-02-2010 17:56
Chemistry and Economics would be fine. Further Maths would be brilliant and you probably should take Further Maths if you want to go to a top university, as many people will have it. =) Also, Design Technology can be useful?
Hmm...i don't see the point of doing 'an essay subject to balance it out' if the OP know they want to do mechanical engineering...unless of course they are particularly good at a subject?
Anyway, take the subjects you will get the highest grades in and the ones your enjoy the most. =)
- 09-02-2010 18:00
A bit generic, if you ask me.
For engineering, you're better of with further maths, for engineering.