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    Hi,
    I am in year 11 and will have finished my GCSEs by the end of the year. I am interested in doing a course at university relating to computer science or engineering(probably electronic). I have to choose my A levels soon and the combination I am considering is Maths, Physics, Electronics and for my fourth I am conflicted between economics, chemistry or spanish. Could anyone tell me if this is a good combination and if not what subjects I should be looking to opting for? Thanks
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    (Original post by PythonSuperNova)
    Hi,
    I am in year 11 and will have finished my GCSEs by the end of the year. I am interested in doing a course at university relating to computer science or engineering(probably electronic). I have to choose my A levels soon and the combination I am considering is Maths, Physics, Electronics and for my fourth I am conflicted between economics, chemistry or spanish. Could anyone tell me if this is a good combination and if not what subjects I should be looking to opting for? Thanks
    Can't go wrong with Maths, Further Maths & Physics. I didn't even know there was an Electronics A level but it is probably not well regarded any way. Stick with the tried and trusted and if you are doing a fourth make it Chemistry.
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    (Original post by lig1729)
    Can't go wrong with Maths, Further Maths & Physics. I didn't even know there was an Electronics A level but it is probably not well regarded any way. Stick with the tried and trusted and if you are doing a fourth make it Chemistry.
    Ive heard Electronic A level gives a really good grounding for people who go on to study EEE, better than chemistry or physics, just what a few of my friends have said who did EEE degrees
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    (Original post by yt7777)
    Ive heard Electronic A level gives a really good grounding for people who go on to study EEE, better than chemistry or physics, just what a few of my friends have said who did EEE degrees
    It's usually considered a soft option though. Notice that unis want maths, further maths if possible and physics for these degrees and they don't usually mention electronics A level. I doubt it gives more than a cursory grounding you can surpass in a couple of weeks on a degree.
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    I could also take Design Technology Product design (and do modules biased towards engineering) for one of my four, anyone know if this could be valuable?


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    (Original post by PythonSuperNova)
    I could also take Design Technology Product design (and do modules biased towards engineering) for one of my four, anyone know if this could be valuable?


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    Bath say DT is one of their most common entry qualifications for a third subject behing Maths and Physics for Mech Eng

    Personally, if you are looking to do either Electronic Eng or CompSci i would take Maths, Physics, Computing and Electronics, you would still be able to do any other branch of engineering as well
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    I think you should try FM too
 
 
 
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