To take a recognised degree you will need: five GCSEs A*- C including English, maths and science and three A levels. Some universities prefer a maths or a science subject. Many also require a portfolio of work, so an art & design based A level can be helpful.
So, what strand should I take if I want to be an architect?
Students who want to pursue a degree in Architecture are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college. The student must be a high school graduate.
Secondly, do you need to be good at math to be an architect?
One's math ability should never be the factor that keeps them out of architecture. However, one needs to be adept at math, namely algebra, geometry and trigonometry, to deal with the array of dimensions, quantities, area, volume and other geometric relationships.
How do I become an architect without a degree?
Unless you have already served considerable apprentice time (three (3) years minimum) working for a U.S. registered architect, and have had your qualifications approved by your state architect review board. it is unlikely you will be able to fulfill candidate requirements without an architectural degree.
Is it hard to be a architect?
It is very hard to only study to become a software architect. Companies do not hire and keep employees who've only studied and never architected a usable system as an architect. However, universities and various research labs might. You can become an architect not by only studying, but also by doing.