• Question: what gcse did you have to take

    Asked by shannon to Vinnie, Tam, Mo, Matt, Joe on 13 Jun 2016. This question was also asked by Engiees.
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      Matthew Hobbs answered on 13 Jun 2016:

      I took 12 GCSEs and the most relevant to engineering were Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

      Do you have any options to choose from? My secondary school had specialist options for technology and I chose one which taught me about design and electronics which are also areas where engineers work.

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      Maurice Stokes answered on 16 Jun 2016:

      Hi, I took O levels when I was at school. took Chemistry, Physics, Maths Geography, Art and English. As you may have spotted with Matts answer there is a theme in Engineering 🙂

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      Vinita Khiroya answered on 16 Jun 2016:

      As the others have said, the most important GCSEs for engineering are Maths and Science, particularly Physics. I also took Graphic Products where I learned about technical drawing which I also had to study at university. I’d also recommend a language like French or German because lots of big engineering companies work a lot with Europe and can sometimes send you abroad for placements.

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      Tamsin Dobrowolska answered on 16 Jun 2016:

      There are the “core” GCSEs that I had to take (English, Maths, Science, R.E., one foreign language and one humanities subject).

      I then chose to take the separate sciences (physics, chemistry and biology), DT and Music, and Music. So I took 11 altogether.

      Physics, maths and DT are the most relevant to my work now. (Although I still play music too!)