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    I'm currently in year 12, torn between 2 career path directions: engineering vs finance (actuary, solicitor, accountant).

    Taken:
    GCSEs - 9 A*
    AS levels - French A

    Taking:
    AS levels: Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Economics
    A2: Physics, Chem, Maths, Further Maths

    Can probably get A grade providing I work and don't slack off like I did with GCSE.

    Based on those, what do you reckon is best out of engineering or finance?
    Best unis for each?
    Best degrees for each?

    Appreciate the help, thanks.
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    (Original post by Kappayi)
    Can probably get A grade providing I work and don't slack off like I did with GCSE.
    Umm.. you got 9 A*'s.

    Having done an engineering degree i can only speak from one point of view. If like me you're not sure which engineering degree to follow, it would probably best to do mechanical as that covers a wide range of engineering fields and when you look for work, you can apply to all areas of engineering. For example a company that mainly hires electrical engineers are more likely to also hire mechanical engineers, but rather unlikely to hire civil engineers.
    Also, if you're still unsure on what route to follow in terms of finance or engineering, by doing an engineering degree you could still go into finance at the end, however doing a finance degree means you cant become an engineer! I know many engineers that have gone on to become accountants and investment bankers.
    As for best uni's, look them up on the guardians uni league according to departments.
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    (Original post by Desert Eagle)
    Umm.. you got 9 A*'s.

    Having done an engineering degree i can only speak from one point of view. If like me you're not sure which engineering degree to follow, it would probably best to do mechanical as that covers a wide range of engineering fields and when you look for work, you can apply to all areas of engineering. For example a company that mainly hires electrical engineers are more likely to also hire mechanical engineers, but rather unlikely to hire civil engineers.
    Also, if you're still unsure on what route to follow in terms of finance or engineering, by doing an engineering degree you could still go into finance at the end, however doing a finance degree means you cant become an engineer! I know many engineers that have gone on to become accountants and investment bankers.
    As for best uni's, look them up on the guardians uni league according to departments.
    You can still get 9 A*s at GCSE without revising though, can't for A level.

    Thanks for the advice
 
 
 
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