Chemistry or Design and Technology for 4th A-Level (Engineering) ?

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Planning to study engineering (either mechanical, electronics, aeronautical or biomedical, not civil and maybe chemical engineering). Taking maths physics and further maths for A-Level. For my 4th a level should i take DT or chemistry. Where is chemistry useful in these disciplines (apart from chem eng).From my understanding the main two relevant aspects are materials and thermodynamics.
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Planning to study engineering (either mechanical, electronics, aeronautical or biomedical, not civil and maybe chemical engineering). Taking maths physics and further maths for A-Level. For my 4th a level should i take DT or chemistry. Where is chemistry useful in these disciplines (apart from chem eng).From my understanding the main two relevant aspects are materials and thermodynamics.
Same, however I think you should take D&T as you'd get the hands-on experience that you can't get in Chemistry, and you get to understand "from idea to product" better. I'll tag in Muttley79 and Doones to better help.
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Planning to study engineering (either mechanical, electronics, aeronautical or biomedical, not civil and maybe chemical engineering). Taking maths physics and further maths for A-Level. For my 4th a level should i take DT or chemistry. Where is chemistry useful in these disciplines (apart from chem eng).From my understanding the main two relevant aspects are materials and thermodynamics.
DT includes materials and it is certainly useful. It's a popular A level for potential Engineers for the reasons stated by Ice.Log.
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DT includes materials and it is certainly useful. It's a popular A level for potential Engineers for the reasons stated by Ice.Log.
What are the main differences in DT content between GCSE and A-Level ? Does the A-Level for go significantly more in depth ? Looking at the specification (for me it would be AQA) I can definitely see the relevance of the content, but the level of detail appears quite similar to GCSE.
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What are the main differences in DT content between GCSE and A-Level ? Does the A-Level for go significantly more in depth ? Looking at the specification (for me it would be AQA) I can definitely see the relevance of the content, but the level of detail appears quite similar to GCSE.
I teach Maths - there's more content and a lot more detail needed. Talk to the teachers about content
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