A-level options help for engineering.

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Mathsqueen
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Hi everyone!

So Im currently at that point in year 11 life where I am stressed, and on top of that I have to select my A-level options for year 12..
My initial options were Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English literature, because they're academic subjects which combine mathematical reasoning and humanities. However, after finding out I was limited to 4 A levels I dropped english and opted for the three sciences and Maths. Will this limit my chances of getting into a good university, such as MIT, harvard or Cambridge to study engineering? This has really lead me to ponder whether Univesities take into account subject variety, especially whether my science based options will limit my entrance into a science based degree at university.

All help and advice is much appreciated!

Thank you.
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Not an expert but 4 are absolutely fine. Get good grades in maths and phys and youll get on a gd enginerring course, right?
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3 Science and Maths opens more doorways than any other combination. Doing 4 subjects is enough for any university in the world.
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(Original post by mareyak)
Hi everyone!

So Im currently at that point in year 11 life where I am stressed, and on top of that I have to select my A-level options for year 12..
My initial options were Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English literature, because they're academic subjects which combine mathematical reasoning and humanities. However, after finding out I was limited to 4 A levels I dropped english and opted for the three sciences and Maths. Will this limit my chances of getting into a good university, such as MIT, harvard or Cambridge to study engineering? This has really lead me to ponder whether Univesities take into account subject variety, especially whether my science based options will limit my entrance into a science based degree at university.

All help and advice is much appreciated!

Thank you.
Biology, chemistry, physics and maths sounds pretty good.
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I'd consider taking Maths, F Maths and Physics and then one of Chemistry or Technology. Technology is increasingly important with CADCAM becoming more important in industry.
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