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    Currently I'm in year 12 and studying Maths, Physics and Computer Science; at the end of the year I'll take the full Maths A-Level and then next year will continue with Further Maths.

    I am looking to study Maths or Engineering (general or mechanical) at university, potentially Cambridge.

    I would like to drop Computer Science as the coursework is tedious and the theory content boring and difficult (in my opinion); and this would still leave me with 3 A-Levels. Having emailed some universities this is okay, however apparently some dislike only taking 2 A-Levels in year 13 having completed one a year early. Does anyone know any more about this and what do you think I should do?

    I will likely do an EPQ regardless, and dropping Computer Science will give me more time to read into my subjects further.
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    (Original post by stomo7)
    Currently I'm in year 12 and studying Maths, Physics and Computer Science; at the end of the year I'll take the full Maths A-Level and then next year will continue with Further Maths.

    I am looking to study Maths or Engineering (general or mechanical) at university, potentially Cambridge.

    I would like to drop Computer Science as the coursework is tedious and the theory content boring and difficult (in my opinion); and this would still leave me with 3 A-Levels. Having emailed some universities this is okay, however apparently some dislike only taking 2 A-Levels in year 13 having completed one a year early. Does anyone know any more about this and what do you think I should do?

    I will likely do an EPQ regardless, and dropping Computer Science will give me more time to read into my subjects further.
    Do further additional maths. (A Level consisting of all the modules you haven't taken).
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    (Original post by stomo7)
    Currently I'm in year 12 and studying Maths, Physics and Computer Science; at the end of the year I'll take the full Maths A-Level and then next year will continue with Further Maths.

    I am looking to study Maths or Engineering (general or mechanical) at university, potentially Cambridge.

    I would like to drop Computer Science as the coursework is tedious and the theory content boring and difficult (in my opinion); and this would still leave me with 3 A-Levels. Having emailed some universities this is okay, however apparently some dislike only taking 2 A-Levels in year 13 having completed one a year early. Does anyone know any more about this and what do you think I should do?

    I will likely do an EPQ regardless, and dropping Computer Science will give me more time to read into my subjects further.
    Universities prefer you to do all your A-levels in year 13, because it helps emulate the stress of workload you'll experience potentially when you begin your university studies. So in other words it's their way of checking that you can perform under a great deal of pressure. Personally I wouldn't change your plan and continue to do further maths, as this will put you in a good position going forward, especially if you do maths at university.
 
 
 

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