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Would Economics, English Literature, History and Japanese be good for Architecture? If not, should I do D.T.? And will I be okay with just AS Maths?


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Would Economics, English Literature, History and Japanese be good for Architecture? If not, should I do D.T.? And will I be okay with just AS Maths?


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You could well be putting yourself at a disadvantage by not doing Art. From what I can see, barely any Universities have subject requirements for Architecture but all of them say that Art is highly desirable. Cambridge specifically says that "Art... provides a better preparation for the course than subjects such as Design Technology" so you should seriously consider Art or at the very least take DT since applying for Universities without the highly desirable subjects will put you at a major disadvantage and it will make producing a portfolio very difficult. Most of the Universities seem to be saying that they're looking for people with artistic talent (Cambridge say that they're more interested in stuff like life-drawing for the portfolio than design work).

You should definitely do AS Maths, but just an AS should be fine.

Bath says: "The majority of recent successful candidates offered both Mathematics and Art".
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The thing is, I didn't do Art GCSE so I can't take the A-Level.


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I 100% recommend you take art, my friend who wants to do architecture as a degree is now having quite a lot of trouble - all the unis she's looked at say art is necessary.

My other friend is doing art, physics, maths and German which is meant to be a really good combination. If you don't like science subjects it's not completely necessary though, as long as you have art.


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Art, physics and maths are the best a levels to take.
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Geography, History, Mathematics/Physics. Can't get better than that
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So if I don't do Art my choices will be very limited? Sigh . . .


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The thing is, I didn't do Art GCSE so I can't take the A-Level.


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Do you have a portfolio of art work that you have done at home? Maybe you could show the college that and they might let you do A Level Art?

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