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    I'm really not sure about to take along with maths and physics for a Levels (I want to be an engineer)
    It's between:
    - Psychology
    - Chemistry
    - Economics
    What could you tell me about each? ( if you know anything about them)
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    I currently take chemistry and I absolutely love it. It is a lot of work to take along side but is worth it. It is mostly just remembering formulas and definitions at AS so isn’t too bad. I would look through the syllabus for each as might give you a bit more info on what you will cover and help you decide. Hope this helps 😊
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    [QUOTE=Hannah220601;76580942]I currently take chemistry and I absolutely love it. It is a lot of work to take along side but is worth it. It is mostly just remembering formulas and definitions at AS so isn’t too bad. I would look through the syllabus for each as might give you a bit more info on what you will cover and help you decide. Hope this helps 😊[/Q

    I do Maths, Physics and Economics. I think doing economics is nice as its different from the other 2. It can involve a bit of writing and a little maths but its look at the worlds economy and seeing where the money goes.
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    (Original post by MikeDo01)
    I'm really not sure about to take along with maths and physics for a Levels (I want to be an engineer)
    It's between:
    - Psychology
    - Chemistry
    - Economics
    What could you tell me about each? ( if you know anything about them)
    Chemistry is more relevant, but ultimately it doesn't matter which of those you take if you have maths and physics (unless you're applying for a course that requires chemistry) as they will get you a place on the degree and the other choice is something you need to obtain a suitably high grade at.
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    As above, Chemistry is the most obviously relevant, but realistically outside materials and chemical engineering, there isn't a huge amount of relevant material in the A-level itself. Economics is actually fairly relevant as most engineering courses include some content on professional practice/business and finance/management (science) which includes some basic economic concepts. Again, not hugely linked but still relevant. Psychology isn't really directly relevant but this need not be a barrier.

    The main thing is to check the entry criteria of the course(s) you're interested in and ensure you meet those. Physics and Maths will suffice for most, so then choose the option you enjoy the most and feel you are most able to do well in to maximise your final grades, unless they specifically require Chemistry. I believe for Imperial and Cambridge you need 3 STEM subjects so, if you want to consider those you may need to take Chemistry (but if you think you'll fail to get an A/A* in Chemistry then there's no point as you would put yourself out of the running anyway).

    Slight side point, but if you are considering engineering and good at/enjoy maths, I would seriously recommend you consider Further Maths if your school offers it. I'm not aware of any engineering courses that have a problem with the maths/FM/physics combination, although if you wanted to go into another area (such as Law/Economics/Business etc) this may limit your options slightly as some won't consider maths and FM as two separate A-levels. On the subject of moving into other areas, of the options you noted Chemistry would provide the most possibility to move in different directions (chemistry itself, some bioscience courses potentially, some medicine courses, more options for chemE/materials courses). But if you're quite set on engineering, do consider FM.
 
 
 

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