I am currently applying for colleges and am wondering if anyone would know if an engineering A level is more important than a further maths A level, unfortunately I only have the choice of one or the other and really don't know which to choose. Thanks if anyone can help.
Advice on picking A-Levels Watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-02-2017 22:34
- 07-02-2017 22:41
If you're looking to go into engineering or that field, then I'd say Further Maths is WAY more desirable to Universities than A-level Engineering (and sometimes preferred/asked for, or at least very many successful applicants have it, by the very top unis).
However, this is given that you still manage to get a good grade in it - it is a very heavy and demanding subject, and you have to love Maths to be able to do well in it. It'll be a big mistake to take it and realise afterwards that you cannot hack the workload - the first bit is basically normal Maths A-Level, but it's just the extra M2/FP modules that'll wear you down.
If you are organised, commit to doing some Maths EVERY SINGLE DAY, and have good time-management,(with decent Maths experience beforehand) then I'd definitely recommend F Maths.
Are you sure that you want to go into this field though? If you are dead-set, then good for you! But if you are still unsure, then perhaps restricting yourself with such a big subject may be a bit much.