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I am applying universities next year and still dont know what course I should choose ... I am studying AS maths, Further maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. My predicted grades are AAAAA. I am enjoying the AS levels that i am currently doing.
I want my future career is work/life balance and good income. Can someone give me some advices on what course I should take?
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I am applying universities next year and still dont know what course I should choose ... I am studying AS maths, Further maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. My predicted grades are AAAAA. I am enjoying the AS levels that i am currently doing.
I want my future career is work/life balance and good income. Can someone give me some advices on what course I should take?
What subjects are you planning on studying at A2?
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What subjects are you planning on studying at A2?
Biology, Chemistry,Maths and Physics
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Biology, Chemistry,Maths and Physics
Then I'd say an engineering degree, since it will enable you to get a decently paid job or even move to other, even better paid careers, like banking (be aware banking has insane hours).

With those subjects you might be interested in Chemical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering, check them out
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Something sciencey
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Then I'd say an engineering degree, since it will enable you to get a decently paid job or even move to other, even better paid careers, like banking (be aware banking has insane hours).

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Something sciencey
Yes and maybe start with a general course rather than specialising too early if OP is unsure. Most general courses allow specialisation in later years.

Eg General Engineering or Natural Sciences


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Yes and maybe start with a general course rather than specialising too early if OP is unsure. Most general courses allow specialisation in later years.

Eg General Engineering or Natural Sciences


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Thanks for your advice, yes i am looking up engineering in Cambridge. If i take chemical engineering, i will be doing general engineering for the first year. Would you recommend that option?
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Thanks for your advice, yes i am looking up engineering in Cambridge. If i take chemical engineering, i will be doing general engineering for the first year. Would you recommend that option?
That's fine. By the way, you can do NatSci and then progress into Chemical engineering, which should be slightly easier to get into without A2 Further Maths. It will also enable you to take more chemistry/biology oriented options, if that is of interest.
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I would rather take engineering then nat sci. I am doing m2 next year. So would it still be a problem in terms of the mathematical difficulty?
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Thanks for your advice, yes i am looking up engineering in Cambridge. If i take chemical engineering, i will be doing general engineering for the first year. Would you recommend that option?
You will need Further Maths at least AS-level for Cambridge if you intend applying for ChemEng via Engineering. You can also go to ChemEng via Natural Sciences and that *might* be less strict on the Further Maths requirement.

Also the typical offer is A*A*A

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I would rather take engineering then nat sci. I am doing m2 next year. So would it still be a problem in terms of the mathematical difficulty?
You need FP1 and ideally M2 & M3. Some colleges require FM at full A-level, and most applicants will have that.
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I am doing AS further maths and predicted an A
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so in my situation, you think I should take chemical engineering via natural science ?
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so in my situation, you think I should take chemical engineering via natural science ?
I think that is the wisest strategy. Having 4 sciences at A2 will make you a very attractive candidate for NatSci, while if you go for engineering, they might be stricter due to you not having A2 Further Maths.
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I think that is the wisest strategy. Having 4 sciences at A2 will make you a very attractive candidate for NatSci, while if you go for engineering, they might be stricter due to you not having A2 Further Maths.
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