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    Hi all,

    I am a Year 10 student from Birmingham and i guess for my age especially,I know a hell of a lot about how cars and trucks work. I am even volunteering for Johnsons Skoda as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level which should give me a head start.

    I guess all I want to do is Mechanics. I am thinking far ahead but what would be the best A-levels to do to become a mechanics. And hears the bad bit... I HATE MATHS! Here is what i'm doing at GCSE level....
    Maths
    English
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    IT
    Geography
    Resistant Materials
    BTEC Sports Studies.
    Could anyone be a gem and give me some advice please? Thank You!
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    I'd say definitely take maths and physics. Chemistry/RM might be useful too but maths and physics will be nearly essential (you might like the mechanics module of maths at A-level).


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    (Original post by harrizzz_)
    Hi all,

    I am a Year 10 student from Birmingham and i guess for my age especially,I know a hell of a lot about how cars and trucks work. I am even volunteering for Johnsons Skoda as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level which should give me a head start.

    I guess all I want to do is Mechanics. I am thinking far ahead but what would be the best A-levels to do to become a mechanics. And hears the bad bit... I HATE MATHS! Here is what i'm doing at GCSE level....
    Maths
    English
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    IT
    Geography
    Resistant Materials
    BTEC Sports Studies.
    Could anyone be a gem and give me some advice please? Thank You!
    Here's the real bad bit:

    Maths + Further Maths + Physics as the 3 essential ones

    Mechanics is all about maths in case you haven't noticed - so you either love it or you hate it, no in between.
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    (Original post by harrizzz_)
    Hi all,

    I am a Year 10 student from Birmingham and i guess for my age especially,I know a hell of a lot about how cars and trucks work. I am even volunteering for Johnsons Skoda as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level which should give me a head start.

    I guess all I want to do is Mechanics. I am thinking far ahead but what would be the best A-levels to do to become a mechanics. And hears the bad bit... I HATE MATHS! Here is what i'm doing at GCSE level....
    Maths
    English
    Physics
    Chemistry
    Biology
    IT
    Geography
    Resistant Materials
    BTEC Sports Studies.
    Could anyone be a gem and give me some advice please? Thank You!
    Can you explain what kind of job you mean? Being a "Mechanic" is very different to wanting to study Mechanics at university.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    Can you explain what kind of job you mean? Being a "Mechanic" is very different to wanting to study Mechanics at university.
    As in working on cars in a garage like a 'technician' as they call it. Less electrical more mechanical if that helps.
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    Also, would just a GCSE in maths be the end of studying maths?
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    (Original post by harrizzz_)
    Also, would just a GCSE in maths be the end of studying maths?

    Nooo way son, there's alot more coming in A levels.

    However, what your talking about is called 'motor mechanics', and there isn't any BSc of that type in any university. So if you want to be a mechanic, just get an apprenticeship and work at Jaguars, or if your serious about it join the RAF after specialist training.
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    So the best 3 A-lelvles would be...?
    Also should i do a Diploma in car maintenance?
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    If you want to be a mechanic i would suggest going a less traditional route and look for any apprenticeship schemes. But only do that if your heart is completely set on it otherwise get some degree is mechanics or automotive engineering to keep your options open in case you change your mind
 
 
 
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