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As physics - should i or shouldn't i

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    I am so confused whether to do AS physics or not. I didn't really enjoy it at GCSE but I think that was down to my teacher. I was happy with my GCSE grade and the college that I am joining has really good grades for physics. I am worried if I will be able to cope? Please may I have any advice on AS physics eg any top tips.

    Thank you,


    First things first, physics is quite heavy on maths - if you aren't taking this at AS too, or don't enjoy it, you may struggle in physics.

    Physics papers usually ask you to apply your knowledge to a new area, such as conservation of momentum when someone is trampolining. This means it's key to know why things work, rather than being able to just memorise things, and so the exams can be tricky.

    If you're game for a challenge and enjoy maths, it's probably a good subject to pick. It opens up a lot of areas in higher education and careers, and also ties in nicely with other sciences and maths. The key thing to remember is that it's a subject you really have to enjoy if you want to succeed in it.

    Tip: make clear and coherent notes and include examples, even if the content seems straight forward. During AS I never wrote anything up, and that bit me pretty hard when it came to revising and I'd forgotten some really basic concepts.
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