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    Is Art and Design, History (medieval) and Spanish a good choice for A-Levels? My original idea was to take chemistry instead of Spanish but I think that Spanish will make things easier if I ever want to move to Spain or something ( I want to do a year gap and go to work in Spain). But then chemistry is one of the well-respected subjects so I'm really confused right now... In the future, I want to do Architecture and go in the direction of conservation of cultural heritage
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    Whilst having a strong Art Portfolio is good, a lot of unis also have requirements including Maths and a Science (usually Physics but Chem is also good). If you are adamant to work in Spain, Spanish is good, but It would be quite beneficial to squeeze in at least Maths or a Science in there too. Just do what you're comfortable with.
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    It depends where you want to study! Some universities do ask for/prefer applicants to have a science/maths for Architecture, so maybe take this into consideration. Spanish does sound useful in your case though so could be a good idea!
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    Chemistry is less useful than Physics or Maths in terms of "science subjects" for Architecture. In fact it's pretty much irrelevant.

    Your combination is fine, and not all Architecture courses require a science subject - in fact many do not, and certainly more than 5 don't. Chemistry by itself doesn't add many more options than what you have and if it's something you will struggle with it would be more advisable to choose a subject you can get the best grade in.
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    Thank you all for the answers, I'll probably rethink my choices again xx
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    (Original post by oliviaal)
    Is Art and Design, History (medieval) and Spanish a good choice for A-Levels? My original idea was to take chemistry instead of Spanish but I think that Spanish will make things easier if I ever want to move to Spain or something ( I want to do a year gap and go to work in Spain). But then chemistry is one of the well-respected subjects so I'm really confused right now... In the future, I want to do Architecture and go in the direction of conservation of cultural heritage
    Hi oliviaal,

    Your chosen subjects sound really fun. I'm currently a design student at Ravensbourne, a design and media institution located in North Greenwich, London. I would say choose the subjects that you are interested in because depending on where you want to go there might not even be a point in taking the sciences, if you don't want to take them. Most universities want to see a strong portfolio and industry knowledge from the applicants. Architecture is the type of subject where you can get away with not doing any sciences if you are looking more into the design and restoration aspect.

    If you do need help with portfolio and interview advice we offer workshops throughout the year for free you can attend or if you come to one of our open days we also have them available than. It will also give you a chance to speak to lecturers and students.

    I also thought you might like to hear about our BA Architecture, BA Urban Landscape Architecture and BA Interior Design and Environment Architecture courses. Our Interior Design and Environment Architecture (IDEA) course looks into the design and re-design of existing spaces. You get to look into the rehabilitation of buildings and the technical aspects of construction. The Architecture department has won numerous awards and our students get industry opportunities while still doing their BA.

    I hope this has helped and if you have any questions feel free to ask,

    Row
 
 
 
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