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    I'm doing A-Level electronics out of school on top of A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Will Oxford / Cambridge / Imperial and other good unis look on it favourably and will it be useful / boost my application for engineering courses?
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    I'm doing A-Level electronics out of school on top of A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Will Oxford / Cambridge / Imperial and other good unis look on it favourably and will it be useful / boost my application for engineering courses?
    doing 5 a levels is a bit much, maybe just do well in the four and learn some electronics on your own for uni if you really want to
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    (Original post by bruh2132)
    doing 5 a levels is a bit much, maybe just do well in the four and learn some electronics on your own for uni if you really want to
    I can comfortable handly electronics as a 5th, especially since I do all the revision out of school and have no timetabled lessons. Can someone please answer the question, I'm more than capable of determining if I can handle 5 A-Levels.
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    it isnt valued much if you get good grades in the other 4
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    (Original post by Ex-pert)
    Quality not quantity
    That wasn't the question I was asking :facepalm2:
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    it isnt valued much if you get good grades in the other 4
    Ok thanks, but I assume the same would go for subjects like DT?
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    i believe it would, especially if you want to study engineering- what type of engineering, may i ask?
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    I can comfortable handly electronics as a 5th, especially since I do all the revision out of school and have no timetabled lessons. Can someone please answer the question, I'm more than capable of determining if I can handle 5 A-Levels.
    well if you really think you can do it and get good enough grades in them all then yeah it will look good but I don't see many people able to get top grades in 5 A levels
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Ok thanks, but I assume the same would go for subjects like DT?
    yes dt is for future carpenters not wannabe engineers
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    (Original post by bruh2132)
    well if you really think you can do it and get good enough grades in them all then yeah it will look good but I don't see many people able to get top grades in 5 A levels
    That depends on school. Mine's a top-performing grammar school...
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    (Original post by Ex-pert)
    yes dt is for future carpenters not wannabe engineers
    Yea I suspected as much... i even emailed the universities... they all prefer chemistry over DT as a 4th A-Level. sucks to be one of those who are taking it.
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    (Original post by entertainmyfaith)
    i believe it would, especially if you want to study engineering- what type of engineering, may i ask?
    Well I was thinking of applying to general engineering courses at cambridge and oxford... but since i need to apply to unis with specialist courses I'd probably go for mechanical or electrical since they're more general and allow me to go into various fields.
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    if you can handle it then study it
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    If you're doing engineering I would say if you're comfortable that you will get A*A*A in Maths, Physics and Further Maths, then do whatever you want on top of that.
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    I think I read a forum somewhere saying Electronics isn't very valued as a subject anymore, but on the other hand knowledge about the field is going to be useful in an interview.

    Maybe send an email to the uni's admissions team and ask?
 
 
 
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