Question by Ciaran: Do I need A – level physics for engineering?
Im doing a level next year and I am in two minds on which subjects to study. I have three courses in mind that i would like to study at university, engineering(mechanical or else aerospace), medicine or else computer science. Subjects that I would like to study next year would be maths, chemistry, biology and one other subject(not yet decided). I am studying chemistry because it is required for medicine and biology because it is preferred for medicine. I am studying maths because it is required for engineering and computer science. Im not sure wether or not to study physics for my fourth subject, as it is very difficult and im not sure if I can cope with the work load of maths and the 3 sciences. However saying that, maths and physics are my favourite subjects. But I was unable to study additional maths at my school for gcse because it was not available, so i may struggle with a level maths next year, and physics could add to that pressure. At gcse i am predicted to get an A/A* at maths and a AA at double award science. So basically my question is do i need a level physics to study engineering or computer science at university? I know its not required but it is preferred. Will i be at a disadvantage if i dont do it? Bear in mind that i am not entirely sure wether or not that i will do engineering or computer science. It depends on my results. All answers are welcome and i appreciate honest advice. Thank you
Answer by cathrl69
“I have three courses in mind that i would like to study at university, engineering(mechanical or else aerospace), medicine or else computer science.”
Then you take physics, chemistry and double maths.
No question. Any other combination would be insane.
“At gcse i am predicted to get an A/A* at maths and a AA at double award science.”
Ah…in that case you may as well stop worrying about the medicine requirements, I’m afraid. You’re not a strong enough candidate.
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