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    Hi. I'm thinking of applying for engineering at university. I chose a level uses of maths. I mainly want to do electrically or civil engineering. The university said they wanted a A level maths but didn't specify which one. Do you think they'll let me in
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    Hi. I'm thinking of applying for engineering at university. I chose a level uses of maths. I mainly want to do electrically or civil engineering. The university said they wanted a A level maths but didn't specify which one. Do you think they'll let me in
    What didn't they specify?

    They said you need A-level Maths, what else do you need them to specify?
    The grade (depends on the uni - check their entry requirements)?
    The exam board (doesn't matter)?
    Which modules to take (doesn't matter)?
    Which type of Maths ("Use of Maths" A-level is not equivalent to Maths)?

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    [QUOTE=jneill;59413033]What didn't they specify?

    They said you need A-level Maths, what else do you need them to specify?
    The grade (depends on the uni - check their entry requirements)?
    The exam board (doesn't matter)?
    Which modules to take (doesn't matter)?
    Which type of Maths ("Use of Maths" A-level is not equivalent to Maths

    They said you need an A in A level maths they didn't say it has to be mechanics or maths
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    [QUOTE=Sully1357;59415691]
    (Original post by jneill)
    What didn't they specify?

    They said you need A-level Maths, what else do you need them to specify?
    The grade (depends on the uni - check their entry requirements)?
    The exam board (doesn't matter)?
    Which modules to take (doesn't matter)?
    Which type of Maths ("Use of Maths" A-level is not equivalent to Maths

    They said you need an A in A level maths they didn't say it has to be mechanics or maths
    So that's fine. An A in A-level Maths, with any combination of units. That's entirely normal. They don't normally specify mechanics units ahead of stats or decision. It's typical to have a mix though...

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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    Hi. I'm thinking of applying for engineering at university. I chose a level uses of maths. I mainly want to do electrically or civil engineering. The university said they wanted a A level maths but didn't specify which one. Do you think they'll let me in
    You need to do A level Maths not 'use of maths' that is not the same thing.
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    But use of maths is an A level
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    But use of maths is an A level
    It's not a Maths A-level. It doesn't have enough pure maths content needed for most (all?) Engineering courses.

    If you have it instead of Maths you will probably need to apply to a Foundation year.

    Do you also have Physics A-level?

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    But use of maths is an A level
    It's an A-level, but not an A-level in maths, which is what they want. It sounds like something that will cover mainly everyday uses of maths (duh), so will likely not include enough pure mathematics for most engineering courses.
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    Yeah i take physics
    That's annoying cause my collage told me its an A level in maths
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    I also heard it includes core 1 and 2
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    Yeah i take physics
    That's annoying cause my collage told me its an A level in maths
    (Original post by Sully1357)
    I also heard it includes core 1 and 2
    It's not a maths A-level if it's called uses of mathematics. In order to count as a maths A-level, it would need to include cores 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus two applied modules e.g. S1, M1, D1 and so on over a two-year period, normally.
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    I also heard it includes core 1 and 2
    Nope. And a full maths A-level has 4 core (i.e. pure) units. That's a key difference.
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    Yeah i take physics
    That's annoying cause my collage told me its an A level in maths
    Have you just started doing it? If so you need to stop and change to a full Maths A-level asap. Otherwise you will have to do an Engineering Foundation (which is fine, but adds a year to your degree).
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    Would they let me on the engineering course with a physics. I'll take a foundation year as well
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    Would they let me on the engineering course with a physics. I'll take a foundation year as well
    With a physics what?
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    A level
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    A level
    Yes a Physics A-level is good.

    That, plus an Engineering Foundation will get you onto a full Engineering degree.

    e.g. http://www.southampton.ac.uk/enginee...ear.page#entry

    (there are many other unis offering Foundations, most with lower requirements than Southampton - this is just one example).
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    I'm just really annoyed I didnt choose the right maths. My collage gave bad advice
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    (Original post by Sully1357)
    I'm just really annoyed I didnt choose the right maths. My collage gave bad advice
    You can always change, it's not too late. Are you in AS? Perhaps look at doing a foundation year then
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