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What GCSE’s Should I Choose if I Want to Become an Architect?

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Thanks to Jacob Salvin for asking the question.

 

It’s a really interesting topic with a greater implication than just a subject choice. It comes down to the question of whether the Architect is an artist or a scientist, a debate held often in differing forms.

 

There is no doubt that an Architect must be creative, but is a creative thinking, analytical problem solver better or worse than a creative, aesthetic orientated artist? There is a well known question in our profession; does form follow function or does form dictate function? (google “form or function” to read more).

 

So which subjects should you study?. There is a preconception that you must do GSCE Art to become an Architect. If you enjoy it, then by all means do it, but if you don’t, I would suggest perhaps another design orientated subject such as Design Technology or Graphic Design. There are also other non standard subjects which will be very useful in your future studies, such as photography and graphic drawing, but in short there is no right answer.

 

The most important thing you need to consider is grades. Pick subjects that you are good at and that you enjoy so that you have a good chance of attaining higher grades. It is an unfortunate reality that to get into university to study architecture, you need good to outstanding grades at GCSE and A level. Also pay attention to the fact that some universities consider certain subjects as disadvantageous, such as sports science or drama studies.

 

Many students choose to mix science and arts subjects to develop logical as well as artistic thinking, but because Architecture is such a broad area, most subjects you study will prepare you for the university course, such as History, English or Chemistry.

 

Of course, there are alternative routes to becoming an Architect, which you can read about here.

 

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