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    I just got my AS results in which I got a D in core maths and a U in Statistics, making it an E overall. I am thinking of dropping this and carrying on and getting A levels in Physics, Product design and Media Studies. Are there any university engineering courses which will allow these qualifications as I will not have A level maths
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    Do you believe that you will do well in an engineering degree?
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    Maths is essential for all engineering, forget the media studies and focus on maths.
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    How is Media Studies going to help? I think you will need 3 facilitating subjects to do engineering: e.g. Maths, Physics & Chemistry. It's very competitive and you will need good grades at A2. You might want to consider different options. Good luck!


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    Search UCAS/google for engineering courses with a foundation year as some accept any A-Levels. These may suit you if you don't mind an extra year at University. Here is one at Nottingham.
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    You might get onto a foundation year or be able to start an open university course without maths...

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    TBH if the D is a fair reflection of your ability in maths if everything went right you're going to run into a brick wall in your first year at uni, if you got a D because you were dicking around / not taking it seriously or had some disastrous personal extenuating circumstances and you could have done a lot better, then it's worth thinking about ways you could proceed.

    fwiw this guy eventually got into Durham for physics despite poor A level results http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2055250 but reading between the lines he was always 'clever enough' and didn't apply himself fully during his A levels for some reason.

    wrt facilitating subjects maths, physics are the important ones
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    (Original post by Rickwsam12)
    I just got my AS results in which I got a D in core maths and a U in Statistics, making it an E overall. I am thinking of dropping this and carrying on and getting A levels in Physics, Product design and Media Studies. Are there any university engineering courses which will allow these qualifications as I will not have A level maths
    Maths is the single most important facilitating subject for engineering. If you want to study engineering, then really focus on your maths.
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    Doing engineering without A level maths is like trying to boil an egg without a heat source.
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    (Original post by Rickwsam12)
    I just got my AS results in which I got a D in core maths and a U in Statistics, making it an E overall. I am thinking of dropping this and carrying on and getting A levels in Physics, Product design and Media Studies. Are there any university engineering courses which will allow these qualifications as I will not have A level maths
    With Physics and Design there are a few engineering courses, but they are few. Off top of my head I can think of this one, which is a combination of Materials Engineering with Product Design, and would be a good preparation for many manufacturing careers, such as 3D printing. My university used to offer a similar course, but it has been discontinued.

    http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/...ses/79893.html

    or even this one

    http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/ugadmissi...ve-engineering

    or even UCL Civil Engineering

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...ng-civil-beng/

    Otherwise check out Product Design courses, as they often have engineering elements in them.

    Lastly, there are always foundation years if you drop maths.
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    Engineering and Media Studies are not a good combination. Best to check with the universities on their entry requirements and what subjects they want. Maths is very important in Engineering and you will be competing for a place on the course.

    Media studies will embarrass you.


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