Which subjects can I take if I want to pursue architecture design in future?

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I’d like to do A-Level Maths but I got a D for GCSE maths......

The school has limited subjects to choose, and I’m interested in these subjects:

English literature
History
Business
Psychology
Maths

Any suggestions pls?
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You really should have at least one creative or design subject. Otherwise producing a portfolio of work to the right standard is going to be difficult and something you have to do entirely in your free time.

Are you retaking your maths gcse?
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I’d like to do A-Level Maths but I got a D for GCSE maths......

The school has limited subjects to choose, and I’m interested in these subjects:

English literature
History
Business
Psychology
Maths

Any suggestions pls?
D at GCSE Maths - you would seriously struggle at A level. How about computing or art/design if you want to do architecture
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I was told to take 1 science subject
1 art subject 1 optional subject.

These are available subjects:
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You really should have at least one creative or design subject. Otherwise producing a portfolio of work to the right standard is going to be difficult and something you have to do entirely in your free time.

Are you retaking your maths gcse?
no I didn't retake my gcse maths...
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Ideally you’d retake GCSE maths because options are very limited if you don’t have A-C in maths. You also most likely will struggle if you do maths a level.

From your options three good options are Physics, History, Maths but another sixth form who offer design subjects would be terrific.
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The school discouraged me from doing a-level physics as I got D for maths and didn't take physics in gcse......(I self-learned some chapters but still not having a very firm foundation in physics.) I'm afraid it's impossible to retake gcse maths, after gcse I gap for one year to learn a foreign language and recently got back to school for a-level.

The subjects are very limited here in my place. Most of them are specialised for students who want to pursue in the field of business/science/law.
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Ideally you’d retake GCSE maths because options are very limited if you don’t have A-C in maths. You also most likely will struggle if you do maths a level.

From your options three good options are Physics, History, Maths but another sixth form who offer design subjects would be terrific.
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The school discouraged me from doing a-level physics as I got D for maths and didn't take physics in gcse......(I self-learned some chapters but still not having a very firm foundation in physics.) I'm afraid it's impossible to retake gcse maths, after gcse I gap for one year to learn a foreign language and recently got back to school for a-level.

The subjects are very limited here in my place. Most of them are specialised for students who want to pursue in the field of business/science/law.
Is there any other places you could study? Those options and with no GCSE A*-C grade in maths will make it very difficult to find a place on an architecture degree.
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(Original post by itscher)
The school discouraged me from doing a-level physics as I got D for maths and didn't take physics in gcse......(I self-learned some chapters but still not having a very firm foundation in physics.) I'm afraid it's impossible to retake gcse maths, after gcse I gap for one year to learn a foreign language and recently got back to school for a-level.

The subjects are very limited here in my place. Most of them are specialised for students who want to pursue in the field of business/science/law.
Ah that’s unfortunate but your school should be able to arrange for you to sit your GCSE maths exam if you pay for it £33 or so. I think that the GCSE maths is the staple you need as that’s what universities will need unless you do a foundation course at uni.

I suggest that you go to a different sixth form/college. There’s no point doing subjects that won’t benefit you to do Architecture in the future. That sort of limited choice doesn’t cater to your plans.
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To take a recognised degree you will need: five GCSEs A*- C including English, maths and science and three A levels. Some universities prefer a maths or a science subject. Many also require a portfolio of work, so an art & design based A level can be helpful. Entry requirements vary so check carefully with the the Architects Registration Board.
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Maths, Physics, and either Product Design or Art.
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(Original post by Deggs_14)
Maths, Physics, and either Product Design or Art.
Only 2-3 universities in the UK state any preference for maths or physics for architecture. They aren't required at A level. A design or creative subject (or a portfolio of the same standard) is required by 99% of architecture courses.

Recommending maths/physics A level as a good choice for someone who got a D at GCSE maths isn't helpful.
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