Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I just wondered if someone who has done A levels in physics, maths and further maths would have much of an advantage
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Lucasium)
    I just wondered if someone who has done A levels in physics, maths and further maths would have much of an advantage
    What do you mean an advantage? Physics is usually quite simply a requirement. (Depending on the university and specialisation.)

    But if it's not stated as required for the course/university you are considering then an applicant without it will not be disadvantaged.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    As in having done all 3? It'll be a pretty minor advantage that will be gone within a few weeks, most of the maths you will do is calculus which is extremely easy or stuff you'll be taught for the first time at uni.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jneill)
    What do you mean an advantage? Physics is usually quite simply a requirement. (Depending on the university and specialisation.)

    But if it's not stated as required for the course/university you are considering then an applicant without it will not be disadvantaged.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Yeah I got onto Warwick engineering without physics
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    As in having done all 3? It'll be a pretty minor advantage that will be gone within a few weeks, most of the maths you will do is calculus which is extremely easy or stuff you'll be taught for the first time at uni.
    Extremely easy? Check this guy out
    • Section Leader
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Section Leader
    (Original post by Lucasium)
    Yeah I got onto Warwick engineering without physics
    (Original post by Lucasium)
    Extremely easy? Check this guy out
    So what's your question then?

    You appear to have answered it yourself.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jneill)
    So what's your question then?

    You appear to have answered it yourself.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    The title is the main question
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucasium)
    I just wondered if someone who has done A levels in physics, maths and further maths would have much of an advantage
    Physics and Maths are usually requirements, and a lot will have further maths so you will be in the same boat as a lot of the rest
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lucasium)
    Extremely easy? Check this guy out
    Once you get to second year of your engineering degree it would be extremely unusual if you could not do calculus with a similar fluency to how you do addition and subtraction. I'm not bragging, it's just a statement of how simple it is compared to other topics you will encounter and given what is expected of your mathematical ability during an engineering degree.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.