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    (Original post by TheNerdxP)
    See, initially Physics was my backup plan if my Law pathway fails. However, I would rather not do Physics if it's going to ruin my plan of going to Cambridge by not doing brilliantly in it. I like the subject, however I often make silly errors with my mathematics which could lead to a lower level. What's your personal opinion on the two subjects at A-Level?
    Last year in AS I struggled with them both, due to lack of interest, motivation, lack of skill, and poor teaching. I picked myself up this year, enjoy them both a lot more as in A2 physics and even maths become a lot more interesting. Maths is my current favourite subject and while it is still tough, I feel very confident. Physics is still a bit hit and miss, while I do find the content interesting, it requires a huge amount of application rather than just reciting information from the text book, so it is still very tough. However, A-Levels are not meant to be easy. I have learnt first hand that once you actually put the work in, you see results.
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    (Original post by celloel)
    That's exactly what I did - when I saw I got an A* in History, I changed my choice from Sociology to History. Email your college/sixth form and ask them if this will be a possibility. Hopefully they will be accommodating

    I only know of one - but they applied to Southampton University, and their general policy is if you get an A in the EPQ, you get an offer one grade lower (AAB becomes ABB offer for example). I don't know how many other Universities do this - but I have read on a couple that they may take a high grade into account if you miss your offer by one grade come August of Year 13.
    Also, if you don't mind me asking. What did you get in your GCSEs? I'm curious

    (Original post by TheNerdxP)
    Also, if you don't mind me asking. What did you get in your GCSEs? I'm curious
    3 A*s and 4 As
    (I only did 7 GCSEs as I wasn't able to go to school during the entirety of Year 11 due to a physical illness becoming severe and had to teach myself for the most part.)

    Best of luck to you in your exams and the future!
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