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    im in a bit of a life dilemma here...i just sat for my semester 1 A LEVELS exam and i didn't do very well in further maths...i want to be a chemical engineer in the future and im currently taking four a levels subject which is chemistry,physics,maths and further maths i initially took further maths because i thought it would give me an advantage over the other applicants to go to a university but now im not so sure if i can do it..should i drop it and take a subject like biology or should i drop it all together and just continue with 3 a levels subject, but then would this put me at a disadvantage over everybody else???
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    (Original post by ganeshnitro)
    im in a bit of a life dilemma here...i just sat for my semester 1 A LEVELS exam and i didn't do very well in further maths...i want to be a chemical engineer in the future and im currently taking four a levels subject which is chemistry,physics,maths and further maths i initially took further maths because i thought it would give me an advantage over the other applicants to go to a university but now im not so sure if i can do it..should i drop it and take a subject like biology or should i drop it all together and just continue with 3 a levels subject, but then would this put me at a disadvantage over everybody else???
    I was just about to make a thread related to a similar problem. I wanted to ask whether or not further maths was compulsory for applying to Aerospace Engineering. Do you think uni's would look down on me compared to other applicants if i didn't do it?

    p.s. sorry to barge in on your thread like this, hope you don't mind.
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    Having done further maths I'd recommend sticking with it and seeing how it goes, it will help for applying for chem, or any sort, of engineering, and whilst it might not be listed as a requirement it will certainly help at top universities.
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    (Original post by ganeshnitro)
    im in a bit of a life dilemma here...i just sat for my semester 1 A LEVELS exam and i didn't do very well in further maths...i want to be a chemical engineer in the future and im currently taking four a levels subject which is chemistry,physics,maths and further maths i initially took further maths because i thought it would give me an advantage over the other applicants to go to a university but now im not so sure if i can do it..should i drop it and take a subject like biology or should i drop it all together and just continue with 3 a levels subject, but then would this put me at a disadvantage over everybody else???
    I would say Additional Maths is compulsory for chemical engineering. Exactly how difficult are you finding it. If its around a C right now I'm pretty sure you can try to get to a B or A. If not try to do at least AS level and then drop it. However that's just my opinion I researched for you what subjects matters for chemical engineering. It turns out it won't matter if you don't take it, you can take Development Technology instead. Have a read in these articles yourself:

    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...me-an-engineer
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...ectmatters.pdf
    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...me-an-engineer

    Just do subjects you will enjoy as well
    However just remember that some universities prefer candidates with further mathematics. But hopefully you will be fine it will probably better to get a good grade in another subject then having a rubbish grade in further maths.
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    Here is what Cambridge requires:
    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...urses/chemeng/
    Engineering route
    Essential A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
    Desirable A Level/IB Higher Level Further Mathematics

    Natural Sciences route
    Essential A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics and Chemistry
    Desirable AS/IB Standard Level or above in one or more of Physics, Biology, Further Mathematics
 
 
 
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