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Hello everyone! What A levels do I need to be an engineer? And are GCSEs grade really important for the universities for engineers?
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Hello. Engineering is a very broad term: Aerospace, Chemical, Electronic?.. however I would recommend taking Maths and Physics at A-level for engineering. In-terms of GCSE, it's going to change for each Uni, however, a pass in English is definitely required as well as a good grade in Maths, however it will depend on the Uni.
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Hello. Engineering is a very broad term: Aerospace, Chemical, Electronic?.. however I would recommend taking Maths and Physics at A-level for engineering. In-terms of GCSE, it's going to change for each Uni, however, a pass in English is definitely required as well as a good grade in Maths, however it will depend on the Uni.
I am still unsure between mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. Do you think they will mind retakes? Because I am doing foundation maths GCSE I am really good at it. I talked to my teacher about doing higher she said it’s too late and if I really want to then retake it in college but doing higher maths GCSE? Thank you for your help.
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Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Liverpool https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Salford https://www.salford.ac.uk/study-engineering

Each Uni will be different - GCSE Maths is important as its a basic skill for Engineering.
If you don't currently have the right grade, can you retake it alongside your A levels etc in June?
Or, look at a Foundation Year leading to the full degree at a sensible Uni :
Brum https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...oundation.aspx
Sheffield https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sefy
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Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Liverpool https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Salford https://www.salford.ac.uk/study-engineering

Each Uni will be different - GCSE Maths is important as its a basic skill for Engineering.
If you don't currently have the right grade, can you retake it alongside your A levels etc in June?
Or, look at a Foundation Year leading to the full degree at a sensible Uni :
Brum https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...oundation.aspx
Sheffield https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sefy
Of course I can retake my math GCSE higher in November and alongside my A levels because I am willing to do it. I am going to work hard for it. But the problem is I am really really scared, what if I didn’t get into the university because of my GCSEs grade or because I retook it?
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Of course I can retake my math GCSE higher in November and alongside my A levels because I am willing to do it. I am going to work hard for it. But the problem is I am really really scared, what if I didn’t get into the university because of my GCSEs grade or because I retook it?
Retakes will not be a problem. You need a high grade at maths A level for most universities.
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Hello everyone! What A levels do I need to be an engineer? And are GCSEs grade really important for the universities for engineers?
Maths & physics are the essentials (or chemistry for chem-eng), I would also recommend further maths.
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Maths & physics are the essentials (or chemistry for chem-eng), I would also recommend further maths.
Thank you for your help!
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Retakes will not be a problem. You need a high grade at maths A level for most universities.
Thank you so much you don’t this but you motivated me for this information. I am going to work hard and hopefully, if life is merciful enough, I will be a mechanical engineer or even a civil engineer I will be satisfied with.
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Thank you so much you don’t this but you motivated me for this information. I am going to work hard and hopefully, if life is merciful enough, I will be a mechanical engineer or even a civil engineer I will be satisfied with.
Hi Fantastik-em,

I'm a 3rd year mechanical engineering student at UoB! As previous commenters have said, you generally need a high grade in maths A Level, and sometimes Physics as well. You will want to have passed both English and Maths GCSEs, and most likely want a high Maths GCSE to be able to do Maths A Level. However, if you don't do as well as you hoped then there is always the option to do a foundation year at uni! If you have any more questions about doing an engineering degree or about UoB as a uni then feel free to ask!

~Caitlin~
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Hi Fantastik-em,

I'm a 3rd year mechanical engineering student at UoB! As previous commenters have said, you generally need a high grade in maths A Level, and sometimes Physics as well. You will want to have passed both English and Maths GCSEs, and most likely want a high Maths GCSE to be able to do Maths A Level. However, if you don't do as well as you hoped then there is always the option to do a foundation year at uni! If you have any more questions about doing an engineering degree or about UoB as a uni then feel free to ask!

~Caitlin~
Thank you so much you really helped!!😊😊
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Maths & physics are the essentials (or chemistry for chem-eng), I would also recommend further maths.
chemistry not essential just maths.
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chemistry not essential just maths.
cant speak for all unis but my uni requires maths + physics or chemistry for chemical engineering & checking a few other websites this seems to be a pretty common prerequisite.
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Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Liverpool https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/undergraduate/
Salford https://www.salford.ac.uk/study-engineering

Each Uni will be different - GCSE Maths is important as its a basic skill for Engineering.
If you don't currently have the right grade, can you retake it alongside your A levels etc in June?
Or, look at a Foundation Year leading to the full degree at a sensible Uni :
Brum https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...oundation.aspx
Sheffield https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sefy
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(Original post by UoB - Engineering and Physical Sciences)
Hi Fantastik-em,

I'm a 3rd year mechanical engineering student at UoB! As previous commenters have said, you generally need a high grade in maths A Level, and sometimes Physics as well. You will want to have passed both English and Maths GCSEs, and most likely want a high Maths GCSE to be able to do Maths A Level. However, if you don't do as well as you hoped then there is always the option to do a foundation year at uni! If you have any more questions about doing an engineering degree or about UoB as a uni then feel free to ask!

~Caitlin~
Hey do you know what the ratio is for examination and coursework plz as I'm much better at coursework then exams I dont work under pressure, pls advice me I'm applies for Salford and metropolitan
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Hey what is the examination ratio like 50% coursework 5p%exams I dont work well at exams but tend to do excellent at coursework plz advice me I applied for engineering at Salford and metropolitan
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