keep studying what you enjoy. one can weave it all into architecture...
I'd say do art because an awful lot of schools want art, and then if you think you can get a good grade in them do maths and/or physics, but if you're not sure you can, you'd be better off choosing a subject you can do well in and get a better grade at.
I've already create this thread before, just wanted to post it on different sections to get an array of opinions, would appreciate any advice.
I am completing my GCSE at the moment and moving onto A levels in September.
I want to study architecture at university and was wondering if the A level combination I am currently thinking of is a good combination. I am aiming to study at UCL, The Bartlett.
Art < essential
History < to develop writing style and research techniques, handy when studying a history and theory module at degree level.
Geography < to develop environmental awareness (hazards/climates/agriculture/ecosystems/global development etc)
Economics < develop economical awareness
I feel my subject choices will be useful in an architectural environment. I have an interest in architecture which considers the environment as well as society, this is reflected in my subject choices and since maths isn't my strongest subject, I wouldnt feel confident taking it on as an A level whilst art is the main requirement for admission into an architecture degree, I thought that an Economics a level would be a good alternative as it blends mathematics with social concerns and topics.
Are my subject choices good?
Will they allow me to apply to top architecture universities?
Would you recommend any other combination?
also, How hard are my subject choices? (workload etc.)
I would appreciate any help,
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Do you need an art based subject to do architecture? I'm doing Maths further Maths physics and chemistry and was just wondering.
Art is a must.
After that it really just depends on your interests and which universities you are thinking of applying to. I am at Bath (known for its slant towards engineering) and they let people in without Physics or Maths. Granted, some of them may have found the odd module a little harder in first year, but after that we barely touch any Physics or Maths related modules.
I took Art, Physics and Maths and really regret not taking a more analytical subject, as I struggle with a lot of the History and Theory essays.
Research the universities you are interested in, see what subjects they require/prefer. Take what you are interested in. And if you are worried about workload at A-Level, you might want to reseach an Architecture Degree a little more...
I took Art&Design in GCSE and got an A* but for A level these are the subjects I'm doing.
Will I be able to do Architecture at for example University of Edinburgh or actually I'm thinking of applying for American universities like UPENN?