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    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.

    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.

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