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    For my A-Levels, my plan is to try and do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science, all subject that I seem to excel in compared to other subjects.
    In the future, I am thinking about attempting to apply at either Queens University Belfast, or Imperial College London to do Aerospace Engineering and then train to be a pilot in the RAF, either that or get an apprenticeship in the same field.
    My question is - do you think that I need to take further maths? I was looking around and most offers for 3 A levels are A* A* A, or A* A A A, and I'm not sure whether I need the address stress of the 4th A level.
    Any advice is appreciated
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    I do 4 a levels and started yr 12 this yr I do maths chem bio and economics tbh it’s not that stressful just keep up with what you’re doing in class and don’t waste a single minute of lesson time
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    (Original post by Espyy)
    For my A-Levels, my plan is to try and do Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science, all subject that I seem to excel in compared to other subjects.
    In the future, I am thinking about attempting to apply at either Queens University Belfast, or Imperial College London to do Aerospace Engineering and then train to be a pilot in the RAF, either that or get an apprenticeship in the same field.
    My question is - do you think that I need to take further maths? I was looking around and most offers for 3 A levels are A* A* A, or A* A A A, and I'm not sure whether I need the address stress of the 4th A level.
    Any advice is appreciated
    Imperial use terminology such as they 'prefer' Further Maths:
    http://www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautic.../requirements/
    Or Further Maths is 'strongly encouraged':
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...l-engineering/
    Translation: You would disadvantage yourself significantly by not taking FM.

    Queens ATs will convulse when they see your application so FM would be irrelevant.

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    Imperial use terminology such as they 'prefer' Further Maths:
    http://www.imperial.ac.uk/aeronautic.../requirements/
    Or Further Maths is 'strongly encouraged':
    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...l-engineering/
    Translation: You would disadvantage yourself significantly by not taking FM.

    Queens ATs will convulse when they see your application so FM would be irrelevant.

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    What do you mean by Queens AT? Why?
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    (Original post by Espyy)
    What do you mean by Queens AT? Why?
    Queens admissions tutors. Because they only want BBB and you are presumably on track for considerably higher than that. They will probably assume, rightly or wrongly, that they are your 'worst case' insurance option. But they will still give you an offer.
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    Doing 4 AS levels is totally fine. The workload is of course a bit higher than doing 3 but if you're good at your subjects and have some idea of time management you'll be totally fine.
    Once it gets to the second year it does step up a gear. You'll need to be fairly good at all your subjects in the first place and also willing to put in 40-45 hour weeks To put it in context that's using all of your free periods, plus 2 more hours on a school day and 5 hours each on Saturday and Sunday so really not so bad. But by this point there's no way you'll be doing a part time job. And you'll probably resent all your friends who are doing 3 a levels and still complain about not having enough frees.
    So I think there's no harm with starting with 4 and, as time goes on, decide if you think you ought to drop one.
    If you decide you're going to drop one after AS level you might be able to ask your school to put you in for the AS level exams even if they don't do it as standard. That way you'll still have a qualification from your year's work.
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