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Hey I'm in year 11 right now going through the GCSE exams in Wales. What does anybody know about the right choices to try and get into university for engineering in the future?

My current thoughts are
Maths
Further maths
Physics
Design Technology

I would really appreciate any advice or opinions! I can also include my predicted grades if that would help?
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Original post by Maximum-tragedy
Hey I'm in year 11 right now going through the GCSE exams in Wales. What does anybody know about the right choices to try and get into university for engineering in the future?
My current thoughts are
Maths
Further maths
Physics
Design Technology
I would really appreciate any advice or opinions! I can also include my predicted grades if that would help?

Maths and physics would definitely be either useful or needed to study engineering at university. Further maths is sometimes preferred by universities, but it is not a must. If you feel like you would perform better in design technology and enjoy the idea of taking that more than further maths, then I would stick to design technology, maths and physics as your A level choices. If you think you can handle further maths on top of this workload, then definitely go for it, but I would only choose it if you really enjoy maths and do well in it. A level maths is quite a big leap from GCSE maths, so you might want to look more into the specifications for all your subjects. These sound like good options for an engineering degree.
Original post by bibachu
Maths and physics would definitely be either useful or needed to study engineering at university. Further maths is sometimes preferred by universities, but it is not a must. If you feel like you would perform better in design technology and enjoy the idea of taking that more than further maths, then I would stick to design technology, maths and physics as your A level choices. If you think you can handle further maths on top of this workload, then definitely go for it, but I would only choose it if you really enjoy maths and do well in it. A level maths is quite a big leap from GCSE maths, so you might want to look more into the specifications for all your subjects. These sound like good options for an engineering degree.


Yeah maths is one of my preferred subjects but I am kind of freaking out about further rn... The current mood is just to go for it at least for the first few weeks and then if it gets to be too much I'm just going to drop it and (unfortunately) have to pick up Ibc probably
Thank you! <3
Have you looked at the 'entry retirements' for the sort of Engineering course you want to do on a range of different websites?
Start there. The A level subjects that are required or 'preferred' will be clearly stated on each course page on the Uni website.
Original post by Maximum-tragedy
Hey I'm in year 11 right now going through the GCSE exams in Wales. What does anybody know about the right choices to try and get into university for engineering in the future?
My current thoughts are
Maths
Further maths
Physics
Design Technology
I would really appreciate any advice or opinions! I can also include my predicted grades if that would help?

Hi @Maximum-tragedy,

Hope your GCSE are going to go well!

In terms of Engineering at university level, I'd recommend looking at some university sites that you might be interested in. Looking under the "Entry Requirement" tab to see if they ask for any particular A-levels.

For this course, I'd recommend STEM, Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science. - Those types of courses.

Best Wishes,
Kaprice R [3rd Year - BSc (Hons) Forensic Science]
LSBU Rep
Most of my friends who study maths, further and physics. And the maths becomes easy + they’re all doing mechanical engineering or areo

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