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    Hi,
    I have recently just finished my AS levels and I took Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History (I know the last one was random) and I thought I was going to take Maths at University but now I'm not so sure! I think Maths is too baseline for me and although people tell me it has a lot of real life applications I am not so sure. Instead I want to choose one of the above but now am getting confused between each one. I am really interested in helping people which is why I have been looking at these but each have their drawbacks. For Chemical Engineering I would have to study both the AS level and the A level before I can go to University. I can either do this by cutting off physics and only doing chemistry with maths and further maths next year. I can keep physics learn the A-level content for Chemistry and then study the AS-level content in my own time. Or I can take the AS level Chemistry this year and then have an extra year for the A-level but that would mean I have to stay at home a year longer. This is a similar problem when it comes to biochemical engineering. However most of the forums I have been on say that biochemical/biomedical is too specialised into the biological side of things which is why I considered chemical but then I wanted to help people using biology etc. If I took biomedical I would have to work with more machinery which is not necessarily what I want to do but at the same time I wouldn't have to take any additional courses. AHHHH!! What should I do?
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    You dont need Chemistry for most unis for chem eng
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    I'm not too sure what Biochemical Engineering is all about. Biology has never actuallly been a pre-requisite for Biomedical Engineering so they'll teach you either way during the course what biological knowledge u need to know beforehand (most unis do anatomy). Chemistry, surprisingly, isnt usually needed for Chemical Engineering. The two most important subjects in question here is Maths and Physics (or FM) which i suggest you continue till A2 so don't worry, you still have plenty of time to research on the three courses and find which of them you find the most interesting.
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    (Original post by ClaraGrant34)
    Hi,
    I have recently just finished my AS levels and I took Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History (I know the last one was random) and I thought I was going to take Maths at University but now I'm not so sure! I think Maths is too baseline for me and although people tell me it has a lot of real life applications I am not so sure. Instead I want to choose one of the above but now am getting confused between each one. I am really interested in helping people which is why I have been looking at these but each have their drawbacks. For Chemical Engineering I would have to study both the AS level and the A level before I can go to University. ...
    Engineering of any flavour is mostly Maths & Physics. Most ChemEng courses do not require Chemistry A-level, and also most Bio Engineering courses do not require Biology.

    Here's Manchester, for example:

    Biomedical : (Biology not required)
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/
    Chemical : (Chemistry not required)
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/


    Also UCL : Biochem (Chemistry, Biology not required)
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/biochemeng/stud...1#.V2OYghnTXqA

    But some do view it differently.
    e.g. Bath requires Chemistry for Biochem or Chemical
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/

    So you just need to check the courses and entry requirements. Certainly I wouldn't recommend dropping Physics.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Engineering of any flavour is mostly Maths & Physics. Most ChemEng courses do not require Chemistry A-level, and also most Bio Engineering courses do not require Biology.

    Here's Manchester, for example:

    Biomedical : (Biology not required)
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/
    Chemical : (Chemistry not required)
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/


    Also UCL : Biochem (Chemistry, Biology not required)
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/biochemeng/stud...1#.V2OYghnTXqA

    But some do view it differently.
    e.g. Bath requires Chemistry for Biochem or Chemical
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/

    So you just need to check the courses and entry requirements. Certainly I wouldn't recommend dropping Physics.
    Just a heads up, the Manchester one is for Biomedical Sciences and not Biomedical Engineering. But otherwise, this I agree completely.
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    (Original post by MAS98)
    Just a heads up, the Manchester one is for Biomedical Sciences and not Biomedical Engineering. But otherwise, this I agree completely.
    Good catch

    (Even more surprising they don't require Biology....)

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