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    Hey, so I've recently finished GCSE's, and aspire to become a commercial airline pilot. Next year I'll be continuing maths, economics, history and English lit. Are these the correct subjects for this career, and if so what kind of grades will I need? If not, which do you recomend? Following this, what do most people do? A degree? Or do they go straight into training? I know it will differ from airline-to-airline, but just in general what is required?
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    http://www.prospects.ac.uk/airline_p...quirements.htm

    Conclusion: Might be useful to replace one of your A-levels with physics. You can do a degree, and it might even be recommended because you'll get to go to uni and it will help you stand out, but it's not essential. To become a pilot you do a special integrated course.
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    (Original post by Tskadem)
    Hey, so I've recently finished GCSE's, and aspire to become a commercial airline pilot. Next year I'll be continuing maths, economics, history and English lit. Are these the correct subjects for this career, and if so what kind of grades will I need? If not, which do you recomend? Following this, what do most people do? A degree? Or do they go straight into training? I know it will differ from airline-to-airline, but just in general what is required?
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    Hi Tskadem,

    There are no formal academic requirements to becoming a commercial airline pilot. Technically all you require is the appropriate licence.

    If you head over to the Property, Construction, Transport and Logistics subforum in the Careers section you'll find a helpful FAQ entitled 'So you want to be an Airline Pilot'

    Hope that helps!

    S
 
 
 
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