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I didn't get the Gcses for A-Levels, although I achieved a 4 for English and a 5 for Maths and Science (both foundation), but I am doing a BTEC level 3 course and I plan to go to uni to study either mechatronics or aerospace engineering.

For the Space Industry, and if I hypothetically I got a distinction overall for my BTEC and a upper second or first class degree in Uni, will I still get a chance to be employed?
And will my Gcses matter so much if everything else is great?
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(Original post by Hafeez_02)
I didn't get the Gcses for A-Levels, although I achieved a 4 for English and a 5 for Maths and Science (both foundation), but I am doing a BTEC level 3 course and I plan to go to uni to study either mechatronics or aerospace engineering.

For the Space Industry, and if I hypothetically I got a distinction overall for my BTEC and a upper second or first class degree in Uni, will I still get a chance to be employed?
And will my Gcses matter so much if everything else is great?
What career are you looking at. The space industry is broader than you think. Are you looking at satellite design, satellite materials, mapping of the Earth (geoinformatics) etc. Are you thinking of becoming an astronaut? Are you thinking of studying stars, planet formation and astronomy in general etc?

Also, very few companies care about GCSE's. Some do but the majority do not. It shouldn't affect you.
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What career are you looking at. The space industry is broader than you think. Are you looking at satellite design, satellite materials, mapping of the Earth (geoinformatics) etc. Are you thinking of becoming an astronaut? Are you thinking of studying stars, planet formation and astronomy in general etc?

Also, very few companies care about GCSE's. Some do but the majority do not. It shouldn't affect you.
I'm thinking of actually doing either Space Systems Engineering if possible, or any engineering jobs related to what you mentioned. But who wouldn't want to be an astronaut too haha.

It's a relief to know that my Gcses shouldn't hold me down. Thanks for the information!
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To be honest, it seems to me that both courses require mathematics at A level. I myself do BTEC in computer science, but some top universities require A level mathematics in addition. I advise you to use the "which university" website, where you can find the universities you like and the requirements for the course.
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To be honest, it seems to me that both courses require mathematics at A level. I myself do BTEC in computer science, but some top universities require A level mathematics in addition. I advise you to use the "which university" website, where you can find the universities you like and the requirements for the course.
Yes, but the question was about employment with companies, not university requirements.
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