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Is chemistry required?
no, unless you want to leave open specialising in chem engineering.

whilst art (for architecture) and further maths aren't essential, they are both strongly recommended.
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no, unless you want to leave open specialising in chem engineering.

whilst art (for architecture) and further maths aren't essential, they are both strongly recommended.
Right now my choices are english, math, physics and either chemi and/or bio. for my AS level.
some universities want chemistry and just want another science, keeping in mind im not very good at chemistry. Should i still do chemistry and watch my average suffer?
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Right now my choices are english, math, physics and either chemi and/or bio. for my AS level.
some universities want chemistry and just want another science, keeping in mind im not very good at chemistry. Should i still do chemistry and watch my average suffer?
f maths will be better than chem (the unis which want chem presumably contain chem engineering routes?) but my honest answer to this is that difficult as A level chemistry is, it's nowhere near as tough as an engineering degree. i know you can be good at some subjects and not others but i find it hard to believe someone who can do an engineering degree couldn't get an A in A level chemistry, you just need to put in the work
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Chemistry neither required nor relevant for architecture. For engineering it's not normally required except occasionally for chemical engineering or materials science, although it might be helpful background for those even where it's not required and possibly for a few other engineering disciplines.

I would not suggest taking four subjects unless two are maths and further maths, there is no benefit in doing so. Chemistry pairs better with physics than biology, but if you are convinced you will do much better in biology then it would probably be better to take that. Further maths would be more relevant than either for engineering/maths/physics/CS/economics and similar courses however.

Several architecture courses require an artistic A-level, and most if not all require you to submit a creative portfolio when applying. It may be difficult to develop an appropriately sophisticated portfolio without studying any artistic subjects to A-level. I'm not aware of any architecture courses that prefer FM, and I can't see the content is relevant (unlike A-level Maths).

Architecture and engineering are very different subjects to study at university, and fairly different areas to work in. I would recommend you spend some time researching each area to see if you are genuinely interested in each.
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