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    Hey guys, I'm applying to Cambridge, Imperial, St Andrews, Durham and Warrick for Engineering (haven't decided my specialization).

    Can anyone give me their opinion on whether I should take Further Additional Maths (D1, M4, D2/M5) or Computer Science during my A2 year, from an admissions point of view? I'll equally enjoy both!

    For info, I'll probably be applying Churchill in Cam, and my A2s will be Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Eco. Most likely Electrical Engineering.
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    (Original post by saifkhawaja)
    Hey guys, I'm applying to Cambridge, Imperial, St Andrews, Durham and Warrick for Engineering (haven't decided my specialization).

    Can anyone give me their opinion on whether I should take Further Additional Maths (D1, M4, D2/M5) or Computer Science during my A2 year, from an admissions point of view? I'll equally enjoy both!

    For info, I'll probably be applying Churchill in Cam, and my A2s will be Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Eco. Most likely Electrical Engineering.
    St Andrews does not offer engineering.

    Is there is a reason why you want to do 5 A-levels? Isn't three the standard?
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    (Original post by saifkhawaja)
    Can anyone give me their opinion on whether I should take Further Additional Maths (D1, M4, D2/M5) or Computer Science during my A2 year, from an admissions point of view? I'll equally enjoy both!

    For info, I'll probably be applying Churchill in Cam, and my A2s will be Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Eco. Most likely Electrical Engineering.
    No. Just do 3 (or at most 4). It's quality not quantity for Cambridge (or anywhere).

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    St Andrews does not offer engineering.

    Is there is a reason why you want to do 5 A-levels? Isn't three the standard?
    going to apply for physics there, sorry! and I'm applying to the US as well, but thats not really much bother right now
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    5 Alevels is a bit too much, is Eco economics, if so I'll drop that, bit of a pointless ALevel.

    However I'll recommend the further maths modules instead of comp sci, ALevel comp sci is absolute basic and doesn't prepare you for anything where as those further maths modules especially D1 and D2, are already at high level and will teach you more advanced topics both used in engineering and comp sci, they're mostly optimisation algorithms. And M4 will just prepare you for the dynamics modules you do in engineering so I'll definitely recommend the further maths if you can do it. But I personally think it's a bit too much.


    Posted from my phone, excuse my typo's
 
 
 
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