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    I'm aspiring to go to a world-c;lass university such as Cambridge, MIT, Caltech or Imperial to study engineering, and I'm stuck for appropriate A-level options. My school forces me to take 4 A-levels, and I am planning to take Maths, Physics, Further Maths, and one more.

    The choice is between Economics and Chemistry, and I like both of them equally, and am decent at both. Which one will help me achieve my aspirations of going to study engineering at a top university better?

    Economics is easier but I've heard that Chemistry is more valuable as it is a hard science, compared to an economics A-level
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    (Original post by BuggyWayani777)
    I'm aspiring to go to a world-c;lass university such as Cambridge, MIT, Caltech or Imperial to study engineering, and I'm stuck for appropriate A-level options. My school forces me to take 4 A-levels, and I am planning to take Maths, Physics, Further Maths, and one more.

    The choice is between Economics and Chemistry, and I like both of them equally, and am decent at both. Which one will help me achieve my aspirations of going to study engineering at a top university better?

    Economics is easier but I've heard that Chemistry is more valuable as it is a hard science, compared to an economics A-level
    Chemistry is a fantastic A-level that opens so many doors in terms of career options, although it is up there with maths and physics as the hardest A-levels it is worth taking. I thought chemistry was a requirement for engineering but I guess I’m wrong?
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    Chemistry is a fantastic A-level that opens so many doors in terms of career options, although it is up there with maths and physics as the hardest A-levels it is worth taking. I thought chemistry was a requirement for engineering but I guess I’m wrong?
    Cambridge don't require it unless you're planning on doing Chemical Engineering. But I'd still say it's the better option for Engineering. It may have a reputation for being hard, but half a year in, I haven't found anything really difficult. Realistically if the OP is at the standard required to go to those unis, doing Chemistry alongside those three should not be a problem.
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    I would take chemistry since it will allow you to chemical engineering if you wish. Also, if you are a very academic student, the difficulty shouldn't matter.
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    Having some chemistry knowledge is, ultimately, more useful for engineering; but if you already have maths, further maths and physics, then getting the highest grades possible might be more useful for the purposes of university admissions. What do the universities you are considering applying to advise with regards to A-level selection?
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    (Original post by BuggyWayani777)
    I'm aspiring to go to a world-c;lass university such as Cambridge, MIT, Caltech or Imperial to study engineering, and I'm stuck for appropriate A-level options. My school forces me to take 4 A-levels, and I am planning to take Maths, Physics, Further Maths, and one more.

    The choice is between Economics and Chemistry, and I like both of them equally, and am decent at both. Which one will help me achieve my aspirations of going to study engineering at a top university better?

    Economics is easier but I've heard that Chemistry is more valuable as it is a hard science, compared to an economics A-level
    I know it’s a late reply but you should consider Nottingham, it’s Russell Group and number 1 in the UK for engineering.
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