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are these subjects a good choice for engienering at a top university providing i get all A's:

maths
further maths
physics
chemistry
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those are perfect
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Good choice, possibly the only 4 subjects that could be asked for if you wanted to do engineering? and Chemistry as in the case to do chemical engineering.
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Perfect!
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further maths is a really useful addition
and it is a whole load a fun too!
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if i wanted to do a fifth one are there any other suggestions
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Design technology?
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Depending on your preference of engineering design and technology might have helped you. But in the eyes of universitys you will have no problems getting into most courses if you get A-B's.
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what about gcse grades
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what about gcse grades
Where are you considering going and what course? Is it a popular course? Generally they don't really consider GCSEs. Its possibly they might want a high GCSE maths or a pass in English but I know mine didn't. If you check you the website for any unis you are interested in all the information should be there.
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Really good combination, I think.
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its a good choice but i'd also go for a humanities subject, just to show you're an all-rounder

if you go either french, german or geography, they'd still be useful in an engineering degree
maybe just do it for AS
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i was thinking maybe imperial or bristol. and my english and maths are A/A*
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i was thinking maybe imperial or bristol. and my english and maths are A/A*
if your gonna get A's in all of them, why not oxbridge? or are you one of these people that wants to live in a massive city with a big nightlife
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I wouldnt bother with doing 5 if i were you. It seems to just be alot of extra work for not alot of benifit.

Those A-Levels seem pretty perfect for engineering, unless your after chemical engineering drop chemistry Id say
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Yes, those A-levels are fine. The fact that you needed to make a thread asking that question is, however, slightly worrying.
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perfect!

if you wanted to do an extra it doesn't really matter what you do. My friend (who's now at Camb for civ engineering) did Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Self-Taught Biology, Critical Thinking and General Studies.
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are these subjects a good choice for engienering at a top university providing i get all A's:

maths
further maths
physics
chemistry
Snap! The only thing I'd add to everyone else's advice is that when you're doing Further Maths, you (may, depending on the school/college) get a choice as to which 'optional' modules you do: mechanics, statistics or decision. For engineering I'd suggest doing as many mechanics as possible - not only because they're more interesting (in my opinion, hehe!) but, as the name suggests, they're more physicsy/engineeringy and about solving problems you might encounter in engineering. And as you're doing A-Level Physics, you should find the Mechanics modules relatively straight-forward.

As for a fifth subject, I chose History (though I'm not aiming for engineering!) because it's analytical, it's different and it keeps up your essay-writing skills that you clearly demonstrated in GCSE English. But only do a fifth subject if it's something you really enjoy, and only to AS I'd suggest - it's a lot of hard work. A lot of hard work!

Good luck!! :woo:
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do you mean "A levels" or A's in your subjects?
If you mean "A levels" then good luck as that will be hella difficult to do 3/4 subjects.

I have also been told that "A level" Maths w/ mechanics is basically the 1st year course at uni!
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but ill only be able to get 5/6 A/A* when i hear people get rejected with 10 or more
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