Aware it's overkill, but i'm going to do Maths, Physics, Chemistry and D&T A Level

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I am going to drop Physics by Half-Term, I want to be an Engineer.
Strengths: D&T, Chemistry, Maths, Physics to some Extent.
D&T is the easiest subject to me so far.
Is it possible?
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Why are you dropping physics if you want to do engineering?
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Apparently it's too hard at A Level
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Apparently it's too hard at A Level
so why bother doing it at all if you are going to drop it after a few weeks?
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so why bother doing it at all if you are going to drop it after a few weeks?
I need to see if it's hard for me and not in general.
If it's not hard for me, i will drop Chem or D&T instead.
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Apparently it's too hard at A Level
Check which unis REQUIRE A level Physics for Engineering. Cgemistry is not needed unless you plan to study Chem Eng
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I need to see if it's hard for me and not in general.
If it's not hard for me, i will drop Chem or D&T instead.
What branch of engineering are you interested in? Are you thinking of going to uni or are you thinking of an apprenticeship?
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Check which unis REQUIRE A level Physics for Engineering. Cgemistry is not needed unless you plan to study Chem Eng
True, but i'm mainly aiming for Electronical Engineering. With maybe a bit of coding, idk?
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Check which unis REQUIRE A level Physics for Engineering. Cgemistry is not needed unless you plan to study Chem Eng
I also have Chemical Engineering as a reserve and may use it for medicine in later life (age 45), some med schools don't need bio.
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If you are considering chemical or electrical engineering I would say DT is the least helpful option out of the ones you have listed.
And I am not biased against DT - I have a degree in product design and did it for A-level.

However at A-level it is mostly about material properties and manufacturing techniques. It is possible to do an electronics project integrated into something like an architectural model or a lamp but most teachers don't know much about it and you will have to seek help from outside sources.
You may find it 'easy' but it is also incredibly time consuming and shouldn't be taken as a 'soft option'.

4 A-levels is not needed as you are well aware, if you are planning to drop one then I would recommend DT for the above reasons. However it is best to check the entry requirements of the universities you wish to apply to.
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Here are a bunch of engineering courses - you can look at them and see what their entry requirements are like

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...ec-electronic/
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/course...ree-beng#entry
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/...y-requirements
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/under...gineering-BEng
https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/H61D/electronic-engineering
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un...eng-hons-h607/
https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...lacement-year/
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...-industry-beng
https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/study/underg...ngineering.htm
https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/underg...ineering-beng/
https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergradu...ineering-h602/
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/stud...r-in-industry/
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate...c-engineering/
https://www.ntu.ac.uk/course/science...al-engineering
https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/course...september-2022
https://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-st.../?term=2022-23
https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...ic-engineering
https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses...gineering-beng
https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses...ic-engineering
https://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/ben...duate-fulltime
https://www.uclan.ac.uk/undergraduat...gineering-beng
https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses...c-engineering/
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/...ng-degree.aspx
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Here are a bunch of engineering courses - you can look at them and see what their entry requirements are like
You've chosen an unusual selection there.

No Brookes but Coventry and others who are a lot weaker?

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/un...g-beng-or-meng

METRIX64 look for accredited degrees with a year in industry whichever type of Engineering you choose
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You've chosen an unusual selection there.

No Brookes but Coventry and others who are a lot weaker?

https://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/un...g-beng-or-meng

METRIX64 look for accredited degrees with a year in industry whichever type of Engineering you choose
Just picked a bunch of random ones to be honest - I have no idea what they are looking for in terms of location / grades / whatever. I did look at brookes but they didn't have any EEE / electronic engineering courses (apart from a top-up course) which is what OP said they were most interested in, although of course OP may be interested in other courses that they offer (like the one you posted a link to).
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Just picked a bunch of random ones to be honest - I have no idea what they are looking for in terms of location / grades / whatever. I did look at brookes but they didn't have any EEE / electronic engineering courses (apart from a top-up course) which is what OP said they were most interested in, although of course OP may be interested in other courses that they offer (like the one you posted a link to).
The OP has not even started A levels so thought Mech Eng was a more likely degree tbh.
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The OP has not even started A levels so thought Mech Eng was a more likely degree tbh.
Fair enough
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Just picked a bunch of random ones to be honest - I have no idea what they are looking for in terms of location / grades / whatever. I did look at brookes but they didn't have any EEE / electronic engineering courses (apart from a top-up course) which is what OP said they were most interested in, although of course OP may be interested in other courses that they offer (like the one you posted a link to).
Electronics mainly comes under D&T.
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If you are considering chemical or electrical engineering I would say DT is the least helpful option out of the ones you have listed.
And I am not biased against DT - I have a degree in product design and did it for A-level.

However at A-level it is mostly about material properties and manufacturing techniques. It is possible to do an electronics project integrated into something like an architectural model or a lamp but most teachers don't know much about it and you will have to seek help from outside sources.
You may find it 'easy' but it is also incredibly time consuming and shouldn't be taken as a 'soft option'.

4 A-levels is not needed as you are well aware, if you are planning to drop one then I would recommend DT for the above reasons. However it is best to check the entry requirements of the universities you wish to apply to.
Yes i know D&T is time consuming, i see my friends spending half of their lunchtime twice a week on their project.
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If you are considering chemical or electrical engineering I would say DT is the least helpful option out of the ones you have listed.
And I am not biased against DT - I have a degree in product design and did it for A-level.

However at A-level it is mostly about material properties and manufacturing techniques. It is possible to do an electronics project integrated into something like an architectural model or a lamp but most teachers don't know much about it and you will have to seek help from outside sources.
You may find it 'easy' but it is also incredibly time consuming and shouldn't be taken as a 'soft option'.

4 A-levels is not needed as you are well aware, if you are planning to drop one then I would recommend DT for the above reasons. However it is best to check the entry requirements of the universities you wish to apply to.
yes, which is why i said aware it's overkill. thanks for the advice, i was thinking of switching D&T A Level to EPQ when i refresh my brain with new experience in it, as i took the subject as a Pre GCSE option for Year 9 at the end of year 8. before choosing different options for year 10.
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Is there a list for Postgraduate courses too, even though you need bachelors first.
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The majority of engineering courses require A-level Physics and A-level Maths. If you find A-level Physics too difficult you will most likely consequently find an engineering degree too difficult, as it directly builds on and uses the content from A-level Physics and beyond in every module except the throwaway management modules.

If you aren't good at physics I would suggest considering a different degree and career than engineering.

Additionally electrical/electronic engineering is one of the engineering disciplines which has the most physics as similar to A-level, and otherwise. There's a reason it's the only engineering field routinely considered by physics masters courses for entry.

Also doing any degree with the aim of later doing medicine is a terrible idea as medicine for graduates is much more competitive than standard entry medicine for school leavers.

Essentially, none of your decisions make sense or even good, really and I would strongly recommend you go back to the drawing board and start thinking things through again - more carefully.
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