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Has anyone gone to study engineering at Cambridge without studying a level further maths. Looking at their website it suggest further maths is strongly preferred and it should be taken as an A or AS level. My chosen A levels are Maths, physics, design and technology and AS art and design. Can I still get in, and has anyone else done it?
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Has anyone gone to study engineering at Cambridge without studying a level further maths. Looking at their website it suggest further maths is strongly preferred and it should be taken as an A or AS level. My chosen A levels are Maths, physics, design and technology and AS art and design. Can I still get in, and has anyone else done it?
This might help you:
http://www.admissions.eng.cam.ac.uk/guide/requirements

"Third A Levels

"All Colleges strongly prefer applicants for Engineering to be taking a third subject that is relevant to Engineering. Suitable subjects for your third A Level include (in alphabetical order) Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Design Technology and Further Maths. Special comments are required about Further Maths and Design & Technology A Levels. Table 1 might seem to indicate that if you are not doing Further Maths there are very few Colleges that might admit you. This is far from the truth. In practice, about a third of the students admitted to study Engineering at Cambridge have not done Further Maths A Level. What Colleges are looking for is high ability in mathematics. Colleges are aware that not all schools offer Further Maths A Level, and will not discriminate against applicants who have not had the opportunity to take it.

"The recent experience of Colleges is that some Design Technology A Level courses are excellent and provide engineering students with a very worthwhile introduction to the subject, while other courses are of very limited benefit. Potential applicants doing Design Technology are advised to consult with their prospective College about the acceptability of the course they are doing."
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Thanks for the reply, I have read through the Cambridge website. I was just wondering how many people get in withought doing further maths.
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Thanks for the reply, I have read through the Cambridge website. I was just wondering how many people get in withought doing further maths.
that link does say a third don't have FM.


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Thanks for the reply, I have read through the Cambridge website. I was just wondering how many people get in withought doing further maths.
I would seriously look elsewhere for Engineering - the Canbridge course does not include a year in Industry nor it is geared to working in the Engineering industry.
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Has anyone gone to study engineering at Cambridge without studying a level further maths. Looking at their website it suggest further maths is strongly preferred and it should be taken as an A or AS level. My chosen A levels are Maths, physics, design and technology and AS art and design. Can I still get in, and has anyone else done it?
Hi,

I'm a second year engineering student at Bath. I applied to Cambridge without having done further maths a couple of years ago and was unsuccessful.

As said above, their website shows that they really do prioritise students who have done further maths, mainly because their course is very theoretical. Although a third of students do get in without having done it, a significant amount of these will have been attending schools where further maths is not offered as an A-Level and so it is a slightly misleading statistic.

I chose to study the subjects I really wanted to do at A-Level rather than tailor them for a particular university and I don't regret my decision at all. It may be that if you're not so keen on doing further maths at A-Level then the theory-heavy engineering course at Cambridge isn't best suited to what you'll enjoy.

I appreciate that my advice is a little anecdotal, and who knows whether I'd have got in if I'd chosen to do further maths but hope that helps!

Tim
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