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    Hi, I'm a high school student and I am chosing my A levels soon. I want to go into architecture, and the University I want to go to don't have any specific requirements other than maths (which I am definately doing at a level). Can anyone tell me which ones would be best? By the way, I know physics would be helpful but I am really rubbish at it lol. For GCSE options I am doing French, Graphic Design and History. I am thinking of doing product design, maths , classics and something else at a level. Thank you!
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    (Original post by Emily Howes)
    Hi, I'm a high school student and I am chosing my A levels soon. I want to go into architecture, and the University I want to go to don't have any specific requirements other than maths (which I am definately doing at a level). Can anyone tell me which ones would be best? By the way, I know physics would be helpful but I am really rubbish at it lol. For GCSE options I am doing French, Graphic Design and History. I am thinking of doing product design, maths , classics and something else at a level. Thank you!
    You will usually need a portfolio to apply too so taking a creative art A level is recommended (otherwise you'll be building your portfolio in your spare time and without any support from your school).

    Have a look in the TSR Architecture and the Built Environment forum. There's a lot of threads in there along the same lines (and the stickied applicants 2016 thread has a lot of links to applicants portfolios).
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    You will usually need a portfolio to apply too so taking a creative art A level is recommended (otherwise you'll be building your portfolio in your spare time and without any support from your school).

    Have a look in the TSR Architecture and the Built Environment forum. There's a lot of threads in there along the same lines (and the stickied applicants 2016 thread has a lot of links to applicants portfolios).
    Thanks, I was considering art or product design, only problem is, is I don't know if i will get into art becau i only do graphics at GCSE
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    Creative A-level: e.g. Product Design or Art
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    That's what I would take anyway if I wanted to do architecture.


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    (Original post by Emily Howes)
    Hi, I'm a high school student and I am chosing my A levels soon. I want to go into architecture, and the University I want to go to don't have any specific requirements other than maths (which I am definately doing at a level). Can anyone tell me which ones would be best? By the way, I know physics would be helpful but I am really rubbish at it lol. For GCSE options I am doing French, Graphic Design and History. I am thinking of doing product design, maths , classics and something else at a level. Thank you!
    I want to go into that too, so idk whether uni will accept if I take maths art and lit a levels


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    (Original post by Emily Howes)
    Thanks, I was considering art or product design, only problem is, is I don't know if i will get into art becau i only do graphics at GCSE
    U can get into art, I'm not doing any art GCSE and the college/sixth form I'm going to allows me bc I made a portfolio so just show em that


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    Thanks, I was considering art or product design, only problem is, is I don't know if i will get into art becau i only do graphics at GCSE
    I'm sure if you were to ask teachers on what parts of the subject you are unfamiliar with they would be happy to help.


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    (Original post by Emily Howes)
    Thanks, I was considering art or product design, only problem is, is I don't know if i will get into art becau i only do graphics at GCSE
    Does your school offer graphics as an A or AS level?

    Some architecture courses are less design/art based and are more like a type of engineering and they tend to have a lot less focus/interest in portfolios/arts background. These are very much in the minority.

    Some of this depends what sort of architecture course you're interested in. There's a thread in the Architecture and the Built Environment forum called "alternative entry routes " from someone 2 years ahead of you who is planning to take an art foundation diploma after A levels after their dream university rejected them for not having a good portfolio. A limited portfolio will restrict your choice of universities far more than not having maths A level would.
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    I want to go into that too, so idk whether uni will accept if I take maths art and lit a levels


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    That's a perfect mix of Alevels to keep your options open to all architecture courses.
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    That's a perfect mix of Alevels to keep your options open to all architecture courses.
    Thank you!!


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    U can get into art, I'm not doing any art GCSE and the college/sixth form I'm going to allows me bc I made a portfolio so just show em that


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    Thankyou, I might do that
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    Does your school offer graphics as an A or AS level?

    Some architecture courses are less design/art based and are more like a type of engineering and they tend to have a lot less focus/interest in portfolios/arts background. These are very much in the minority.

    Some of this depends what sort of architecture course you're interested in. There's a thread in the Architecture and the Built Environment forum called "alternative entry routes " from someone 2 years ahead of you who is planning to take an art foundation diploma after A levels after their dream university rejected them for not having a good portfolio. A limited portfolio will restrict your choice of universities far more than not having maths A level would.
    Yes they do product design and I am considering that or art.
 
 
 

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