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    I don't really know what an architect is. But I heard it involves desiging houses etc

    what i want to know is:

    1) What is architect and what do you do on a daily basis?
    2) How much do you get paid? If you have more experince do you get paid more?
    3) What A-levels do you need ?


    please number the answers like my questions are would be extremly helpful

    not a major expert but here's my two pence:
    most architects have their own companies..... you get paid for commissions
    design buildings
    maths physics art alevels...
    oh i ahve a copy of a career guide thingy:
    from the careers directory 2008/9
    What is involved?
    - designing and constructing new buildings or restoring old ones
    -designs must be attractive, practical, soundly conceived and within the specified budget
    -combines creativity: client's idea, colour, space, shape with practicality: regulations, budgets and physical demands of building the structure

    Opportunities for training
    seven year training programme
    -1: 5 year degree- 3 year intermediate (Part 1) and 2 year further (part 2)
    -2: 2 years in professional practice, normally 1 after Part 1 and one after Part 2
    -3: a professional practice examination

    A levels: Maths, Physics, Art, plus a portfolio

    Part 1 year out- £15,000 to £18,000
    Part 2 year out- £22,000 to £26,000
    Part 3, newly qualified- £29,000 to £32,000
    Experienced anywhere between 40k to 80k though at the top considerably more

    look at www.architecture.com

    that's my good deed for the day

    Most places aren't explicit about what A-levels you need - many recommend a mix of arts subjects (but not necessarily A-level art) and sciences.

    Cambridge says "Mathematics or Physics at AS Level is desirable at some colleges. A level Art provides a better preparation for the course than subjects such as DT. All applicants are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at interview."

    Perhaps think of where you might like to study and have a look at what their course requirements are.

    An arts or maths subject would help. Also have a look at the course requirements

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