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    Hi all,I've just left year 13 and am going into a gap year. I would like to study aerospace/aeronautical engineering but I don't know if I can as I haven't taken the full physics a-level. I took AS physics though. If i finished the full a-level in my gap year, would that help? I didn't realise I wanted to do engineering until recently but I had dropped physics before that point. I'm also considering chemical engineering.
    The other subjects I took are: biology, chemistry and maths.
    Could anyone give me any advice or suggestions, please?
    Thank you.


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    I feel you bro. I've also realised that I'd love to do astophysics, however I'm slightyl worses off I think. I haven't done any A-Levels.
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    (Original post by laradutta34)
    Hi all,I've just left year 13 and am going into a gap year. I would like to study aerospace/aeronautical engineering but I don't know if I can as I haven't taken the full physics a-level. I took AS physics though. If i finished the full a-level in my gap year, would that help? I didn't realise I wanted to do engineering until recently but I had dropped physics before that point. I'm also considering chemical engineering.
    The other subjects I took are: biology, chemistry and maths.
    Could anyone give me any advice or suggestions, please?
    Thank you.


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    I suggest you have a look at Teesside uni, really renowned for their engineering, they do aerospace and they give people chances. I didn't do any science A2 (besides psychology but that didn't count) and they interviewed me and accepted me for Forensic Science with a preliminary (foundation) year but that's no problem, no other university accepted me even with ABB predicted. I don't think the physics will be a problem at all, check them out, very dedicated and I've heard glowing reports from the engineering graduates. You could definitely get into chemical engineering I think

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    (Original post by laradutta34)
    Could anyone give me any advice or suggestions, please?
    Thank you.


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    Hey there!

    Don't worry, you're in the right section! Any engineering-related questions can be posted in this forum. And on that note, be sure to check out previous posts in this forum - these questions are asked in and out every year so you'll find plenty of useful information.

    A good first idea would be to look at university course requirements. Many universities for aerospace/engineering in general will have a set A-level requirement for physics (and maths) in order to be admitted, whilst others won't. Don't hesitate to contact university departments/admissions to ask about the requirements, or if you completing your A-level in your gap year would count. Admission requirements can fluctuate yearly, so it's best to get up-to-date information directly from the university.

    Hope this helps,

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    There are also alot of universities that offer an integrated foundation year for students who might not have the "correct" A Levels to apply for the first year outright.
 
 
 
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