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I am currently in year 11 and I am going to do my GCSEs in a month and a half and I am predicted 10 A* and an A in fsmq maths. Next year I will be going to Westminster school and so soon I will be thinking of university. My first choice is engineering at Cambridge and my second is some sort of engineering at Imperial (I do not know what to specialise in yet). I am wondering what I can do between now and then to strengthen my application and what to do during the application to increase my chances. I am hoping to do engineering taster courses with university of London group and hopefully do engineering work experience at Imperial next year.
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Hey great stuff! Focus on some extra curriculars like the young engineer scheme and you could look at doing some Edx courses in engineering or an open university module for sixth formers.

The most important thing is just to focus on your studies as this is the most important thing for engineering!
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Apprenticeships are also well worth looking into if you're interested in engineering. They'll get you far further in a technical role than any degree would (with less debt, too!)
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Apprenticeships are also well worth looking into if you're interested in engineering. They'll get you far further in a technical role than any degree would (with less debt, too!)
I agree to some extent- but if you want to be a chartered engineer in the respective engineering sectors often an MEng is required. Definitely for Chemical and Civil engineering anyway.

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How to Avoid 5 Rejections : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...ity-rejections

Read it all - carefully.
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Hey great stuff! Focus on some extra curriculars like the young engineer scheme and you could look at doing some Edx courses in engineering or an open university module for sixth formers.

The most important thing is just to focus on your studies as this is the most important thing for engineering!
Yeah I guess; since my year is the first year to Linear A-levels, universities will only be able to see my GCSE grades. Now I am becoming more anxious xD.
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Yeah I guess; since my year is the first year to Linear A-levels, universities will only be able to see my GCSE grades. Now I am becoming more anxious xD.
If you get a strong GCSE profile you'll be fine! And yea i think with the new system there is more of a need to do some interesting extra curriculars
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Yeah I guess; since my year is the first year to Linear A-levels, universities will only be able to see my GCSE grades. Now I am becoming more anxious xD.
I am doing Chemistry and Physics at the moment which are already linear, I have 5 offers. Your GCSE grades are important, but a lot of universities don't pay too much attention to them, your predicted grades for A level are more important.
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I am currently in year 11 and I am going to do my GCSEs in a month and a half and I am predicted 10 A* and an A in fsmq maths. Next year I will be going to Westminster school and so soon I will be thinking of university. My first choice is engineering at Cambridge and my second is some sort of engineering at Imperial (I do not know what to specialise in yet). I am wondering what I can do between now and then to strengthen my application and what to do during the application to increase my chances. I am hoping to do engineering taster courses with university of London group and hopefully do engineering work experience at Imperial next year.
get plenty of work experience, read about your topic and do extra circuluar activites
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I agree to some extent- but if you want to be a chartered engineer in the respective engineering sectors often an MEng is required. Definitely for Chemical and Civil engineering anyway.

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Some of the more well known employers insist on apprenticeships for their technical roles, and you can often go on to a degree with the company following an advanced apprenticeship.

If you're aiming more towards something like project engineering, then yes, uni is probably just as good. It depends where your aspirations are. 🙂
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Yeah I guess; since my year is the first year to Linear A-levels, universities will only be able to see my GCSE grades. Now I am becoming more anxious xD.
Most A-levels are already linear. If you are realistically on target to meet the university requirements you are reasonably likely to get offers.

GCSEs are not *that* important, but yours are, obviously, going to be fine anyway. Don't worry about it... just do your best.

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