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alexthomas
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I am doing A level Mathematics (with applied) and Design technology (D&T). However I am not studying physics. Is it essential I should study physics and are there any possibilities I.e do an AS in physics?
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Yes ofcourse.
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Yes, Physics would be considered essential.
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There are a few UK universities which don't require it, but to give some context my country's education department which doesn't normally fund foundation years would rather go against that rule and pay the extra £13,000 for it than let someone go to those unis
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Looking at some University entry requirements it would appear so:

Manchester: "Grades AAB which should include Mathematics and Physics plus one other subject. If Physics is not offered Maths must include substantive applied/mechanical elements (Modules M1 and M2). Two AS-levels of equivalent grade are acceptable in place of a third A-level. General Studies is not accepted."

Sheffield :"AAA Including maths and physics"

Bristol: "A*AA including Mathematics and Physics, with one of these at A*"

Brunel: "AAB, including Maths and Physics (General Studies not accepted)."

Imperial: "
  • A* in Mathematics
  • A*/A in Physics
  • A in a third A-level
  • A in a fourth subject"
I have heard of someone who is applying for Mechanical Engineering with only AS physics at Queen's Belfast in return for a higher maths requirement, though their entry requirements for Aerospace do not seem to suggest this is possible for your course: "AAB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry or Further Mathematics. "

Coventry: "BBB to include Mathematics and one from Engineering, Physics, or Design Technology. Excludes General Studies"

So Coventry is possible but clearly not taking physics would limit your options considerably, if we assume my sample of unis was a reliable indicator of the underlying population.
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Liverpool dont require Physics if you have done Mechanicsin your Maths A level and thats the same for Manchester too
Swansea: BBB inc. Maths
UWE: Grade B or above in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics.
City University London: B in Maths (Physics desirable)
Leicester: BBB A-levels should normally include Maths and a physical science
Out of interest what is your third A level?
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Thank you everyone, very helpful indeed.
I am doing the Welsh baccalaureate course as my third a level. Looking back I now wish I took Physics and electronics as well.
The second course I am interested for Uni is Mathematics which hopefully are not too picky with subject requirements.
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(Original post by alexthomas)
Thank you everyone, very helpful indeed.
I am doing the Welsh baccalaureate course as my third a level. Looking back I now wish I took Physics and electronics as well.
The second course I am interested for Uni is Mathematics which hopefully are not too picky with subject requirements.
Doing Maths, Further Maths and Physics would be recommended.
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You can also look at foundation courses, I know it along but it will give you more options in terms of the universities you can go to as there are only a few who will allow you to do aerospace without physics


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(Original post by alexthomas)
Thank you everyone, very helpful indeed.
I am doing the Welsh baccalaureate course as my third a level. Looking back I now wish I took Physics and electronics as well.
The second course I am interested for Uni is Mathematics which hopefully are not too picky with subject requirements.
Hi, if you afare looking to apply for aerospace engineering at queens in Belfast i can tell you that physics is not required and yes i agree with other comments that'll be recommended to study. I'm starting this degree in Queens this year and got iin without physics however they'll probably want other sciences... I got A-levels in Maths,Biology,Chemistry and As in Physics ... hopefully that gives you an idea one of my maths modules was mechanics. My offer was ABB in any order... When i looked at clearing they had places for people with BBB.
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