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At my school we start the year with 4 a-levels, and after the october half term we drop one.

This is where my dilemma is, as I enjoy my subjects and feel they are useful for university, and in what I want to do in the future.

I want to do an engineering course or something in design (ie product design/civil engineering/mechanical engineering)- but it would be nice to keep my options open.

My A-levels are:
-Maths - I enjoy the subject and it will keep my options open (I got an 8 at GCSE)
-History - I know it does not really link, but I am passionate about the subject (I got a 9 at GCSE) and will show my analytical skills/strengthen my writing
-Art and design (3D design) - To show my creativity to the university (9 in graphics at GCSE)
-Physics - I enjoy science, and feel physics will relate into what I want to do in the future (I got a 9 at GCSE)

Please can someone help me in choosing what to drop.
Thank you
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Do you really have to do art and design? Which one doesn't relate to the course you want to do?
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Do you really have to do art and design? Which one doesn't relate to the course you want to do?
History probably relates the least, but I do enjoy it a lot. Art and Design relates more as it is a design subject, and will help if I want to do a design technology for uni. - So I have no idea which one to drop.
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History probably relates the least, but I do enjoy it a lot. Art and Design relates more as it is a design subject, and will help if I want to do a design technology for uni. - So I have no idea which one to drop.
You could just learn history in your spare time though. You could always appreciate it from afar ( unless that's your favourite subject, then I think you might wanna change your course)
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You could just learn history in your spare time though. You could always appreciate it from afar ( unless that's your favourite subject, then I think you might wanna change your course)
Yeah i guess. Would it be worth taking an AS level for history if those still exist? And also, does anyone know if product design requires art and design, or can I get into it with maths and physics?
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History probably relates the least, but I do enjoy it a lot. Art and Design relates more as it is a design subject, and will help if I want to do a design technology for uni. - So I have no idea which one to drop.
History is the least 'useful' for your degree choice -
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History is the least 'useful' for your degree choice -
I have heard unis like it though, as it helps with analytical skills and prepares you for writing long essays. - Would it offer me anything better, and be as stronger subject, which the uni would prefer than 3D?
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I have heard unis like it though, as it helps with analytical skills and prepares you for writing long essays. - Would it offer me anything better, and be as stronger subject, which the uni would prefer than 3D?
No - you need the other three to give you flexibility in your choice of Engineering/design engineering/product design. You won't be writing essays in that sort of degree.
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No - you need the other three to give you flexibility in your choice of Engineering/design engineering/product design. You won't be writing essays in that sort of degree.
Oh yeah fair enough. Would it be worth taking an AS level though for history,
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Oh yeah fair enough. Would it be worth taking an AS level though for history,
Will your school let you? Can you cope with the additional work?
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Since you want to do something engineering related, don’t drop physics and maths. It’s between art and design and history. Tbh out of these 2 it doesn’t matter which one you drop. Which do you think you enjoy the most? How about you ask your school to keep those 4 till Christmas?
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Yeah I’ll ask my head of year if that’s possible. However, let’s say I wanted to do product design, would I need to have 3D design (as a design subject). Or can I just replace that with history?
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Why can't you just do 4 A-Levels? Does your school not allow it?
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Yh I can, but it’s if I can manage the work load
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Yeah I’ll ask my head of year if that’s possible. However, let’s say I wanted to do product design, would I need to have 3D design (as a design subject). Or can I just replace that with history?
I believe you can replace it but wouldn’t that make you have 4 alevels again?
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