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    As the title says, I think I am going to have to drop one of the two. My choices are: Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and German. This first half term has been fine and I've managed, but I think it will spread me too thinly over time. I got an A* in each at GCSE if that means anything, and I think I enjoy all of them. I'm interested in doing mechanical engineering at Uni so one may immediatly think of keeping FMaths over German, but I also feel like German makes me a more diverse and employable person. Right now I'm still not sure about what I really do enjoy, but taking 5 subjects just means I have no free periods to do homework so all my 5 subjects' worth of homework is done after school, until 9-11pm. I often prioritise my other subjects over German because it's easy to not do vocab revision, and it's easy to quickly grab a dictionary and translate (I'm not exactly bad at translation at all - bad at listening though).
    I appreciate if you've read through all that and If you could give an opinion here:/
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    If you are 100% sure that you want to do mechanical engineering, then I would stay with further maths. As by having further maths it means that you will be a competitive applicant and will stand a better chance at getting into a higher university. However if you are not 100% committed to mechanical engineering then stick with German, as you already have one type of maths. Some universities don't like to see maths and further maths anyway as they are too similar. My advice is drop further maths as you could still do mechanical engineering anyway with out it.
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    (Original post by OwlOfFire)
    If you are 100% sure that you want to do mechanical engineering, then I would stay with further maths. As by having further maths it means that you will be a competitive applicant and will stand a better chance at getting into a higher university. However if you are not 100% committed to mechanical engineering then stick with German, as you already have one type of maths. Some universities don't like to see maths and further maths anyway as they are too similar. My advice is drop further maths as you could still do mechanical engineering anyway with out it.
    But if i were to keep 4 subjects to full A level, then would FMaths not be great amongst Maths, Physics and Chemistry?
    I feel less keen on german than maths because Im pretty lazy honestly.
 
 
 
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