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    I'm choosing my a-levels and want to become an aerospace engineer, obviously I'm taking maths and physics and I'll probably take computer science, but would chemistry or DT be more useful for my 4th a-level?
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    Look at some uni websites and see which are preferred for the degree you are interested it.

    Both are useful but in different ways. Chemistry will help with aspects to do with fuel and properties of metals. However, DT will help with design if that is something you might want to look at.

    Some people may say, 'do chemistry' because Oxbridge rate it over DT, but design is an important part of engineering too.
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    Well I'm in my first year of AS Levels and when I chose these I was focuse on becoming an Architect. Consequently I chose Maths Mechanics, Physics, Geography and Architecture with D&T. I highly recommend D&T as I don't see how chemistry would fit in. Plus ask the head of the Sixth Form for assistance.
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    They will both help in different ways. DT will help with design, but chemistry is more technical and more respected.
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    Ok thanks, and would you say computer science would be useful too?


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    (Original post by Leonidas301)
    Ok thanks, and would you say computer science would be useful too?


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    Yes. I think it's a little less directly relevant than the others but will still be useful. I think that of the three you should pick whichever two you enjoy the most, because they are all relevant in different ways.
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    Hey there!
    Im also interester in aeronautical engineering and I faced this exact dilemma last year! Im doing my AS levels now and because I couldn't chose what to drop, I took them both. Yup. Maths, futher maths, physics, chem and DT. After about 2 weeks of doing DT, it became evident that I will struggle with the amount of coursework i would have to do, with all the maths hwk i was getting. So after talking with my head of sixthform, I droppee DT and even though I miss the practical stuff and the drawing, Im so glad I chose chemistry because it's such a flexible Alevel to have. Its the most interesting subject and even though it's hard (not even gonna pretend its easy) its really in the long run because unis respect chemistry more than DT.
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    (Original post by Leonidas301)
    I'm choosing my a-levels and want to become an aerospace engineer, obviously I'm taking maths and physics and I'll probably take computer science, but would chemistry or DT be more useful for my 4th a-level?
    chemistry no doubt
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    (Original post by Leonidas301)
    Ok thanks, and would you say computer science would be useful too?


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    Have you considered taking all 5?
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Have you considered taking all 5?
    No I can only take 4, and will probably end up doing further maths too, so 6 would be pushing it a bit.


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    (Original post by Chathu_rya)
    After about 2 weeks of doing DT, it became evident that I will struggle with the amount of coursework i would have to do, with all the maths hwk i was getting.
    How much DT coursework would you say there is compared with GCSE?



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    I'm doing D&T atm and the coursework is a lot, I personally believe it's the same as GCSE.
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    Chemistry. A good foundation is more useful. Design tech - materials and so on, better to do at university level and it is something that still evolving and advancing quickly.
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    Chemistry. A good foundation is more useful. Design tech - materials and so on, better to do at university level and it is something that still evolving and advancing quickly.
    ok so you think most of the things you learn in DT you learn anyway later?

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    Thanks very much for all your quick responses and really useful advice I think I'm going to do Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science

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    Chemistry, it's a facilitating subject. Unis like it x
 
 
 
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