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    I want to go into mechanical engineering/product design at uni so my A level choices were Art, Physics, Design Technology and Maths.

    However the other day when being interviewed for a sixth form this teacher told me that I should consider dropping art and taking further maths because apparently regular maths is not good enough for Ivy League universities.

    Do I need further maths if I want to get into say, Harvard or should I stick to regular maths and art
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    (Original post by Eleanorroseb)
    I want to go into mechanical engineering/product design at uni so my A level choices were Art, Physics, Design Technology and Maths.

    However the other day when being interviewed for a sixth form this teacher told me that I should consider dropping art and taking further maths because apparently regular maths is not good enough for Ivy League universities.

    Do I need further maths if I want to get into say, Harvard or should I stick to regular maths and art
    Hi I think I'm the relevant person to talk to here.
    I'm in year 12 and do Maths,Physics,Chemistry and Further Maths +EPQ
    Personally I would recommend you pick up Further Maths instead of art because it is a really useful subject for engineering especially if you are aiming as high as you are. Then you could take art as an EPQ and do it in your own time.If you want to be top university standard for engineering you need to be very good at maths and Further Maths helps massively in demonstrating that. Strictly speaking for Ivy League Universities you don't need further maths but it helps develop your mathematical skills.



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    (Original post by Meltend)
    Hi I think I'm the relevant person to talk to here.
    I'm in year 12 and do Maths,Physics,Chemistry and Further Maths +EPQ
    Personally I would recommend you pick up Further Maths instead of art because it is a really useful subject for engineering especially if you are aiming as high as you are. Then you could take art as an EPQ and do it in your own time.If you want to be top university standard for engineering you need to be very good at maths and Further Maths helps massively in demonstrating that. Strictly speaking for Ivy League Universities you don't need further maths but it helps develop your mathematical skills.



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    Sure! I’ll check in with the school if they’re able to change my choices for further maths but still have access to the art room for the epq.
    I’m slightly worried about how much time I’ll have to put into further maths because I’m worried if I put all my time towards maths I won’t be able to revise as much for physics/dt/art
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    (Original post by Eleanorroseb)
    Sure! I’ll check in with the school if they’re able to change my choices for further maths but still have access to the art room for the epq.
    I’m slightly worried about how much time I’ll have to put into further maths because I’m worried if I put all my time towards maths I won’t be able to revise as much for physics/dt/art
    Ask if they would let you change around subjects during the first few weeks of a level if you are not enjoying them ,then you can find out what works for you.I love your ambition for Ivy League universities keep it up.


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    (Original post by Eleanorroseb)
    Sure! I’ll check in with the school if they’re able to change my choices for further maths but still have access to the art room for the epq.
    I’m slightly worried about how much time I’ll have to put into further maths because I’m worried if I put all my time towards maths I won’t be able to revise as much for physics/dt/art
    Ask if they would let you change around subjects during the first few weeks of a level if you are not enjoying them ,then you can find out what works for you.I love your ambition for Ivy League universities keep it up.
    From friends I heard Art A-level takes up a lot of time.In fact out of 100 ppl that know from school and tsr none of them takes art with 3 other subjects but you are free to follow what you want.
    Infact there was a thread about someone wanting to take Art +3 other a levels I will see if I can find it.


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    (Original post by Meltend)
    Ask if they would let you change around subjects during the first few weeks of a level if you are not enjoying them ,then you can find out what works for you.I love your ambition for Ivy League universities keep it up.
    From friends I heard Art A-level takes up a lot of time.In fact out of 100 ppl that know from school and tsr none of them takes art with 3 other subjects but you are free to follow what you want.
    Infact there was a thread about someone wanting to take Art +3 other a levels I will see if I can find it.


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    Thank you!! I will look as well. You’ve been a great help!
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