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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    I'm interested in particle physics and cosmology
    Ah, very interesting. I think I'm going to do a Law degree or something; I'm much more analytical/arts based than science.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    Correct. I recommend all the pure modules as these are the most important for physics in terms of developing mathematical technique, especially FP2 and 3, which introduce vector calculus and matrices which are indispensable in physics. Aside from this, take as many mechanics as you are allowed, maybe a stats module or two to balance things out.
    Core - C1,C2,C3,C4
    Pure - FP1, FP2, FP3
    Mechanics - M1,M2,M3
    Stats - S1, S2?

    I'm giving D1 this year so I might do D2 and D3 instead of Stats next year
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Ah, very interesting. I think I'm going to do a Law degree or something; I'm much more analytical/arts based than science.
    Ah my Uncle's a Lawyer. I do have an interest in Business and Economics and started my own Car Wash company last year Generated a revenue of 8000 dhs in one year. Around 1600 pounds
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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    Core - C1,C2,C3,C4
    Pure - FP1, FP2, FP3
    Mechanics - M1,M2,M3
    Stats - S1, S2?

    I'm giving D1 this year so I might do D2 and D3 instead of Stats next year
    The top set is a pretty good combination. Personally I would pick stats over decision making, unless you have no choice.
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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    Ah my Uncle's a Lawyer. I do have an interest in Business and Economics and started my own Car Wash company last year Generated a revenue of 8000 dhs in one year. Around 1600 pounds
    You're an entrepreneur!
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    The top set is a pretty good combination. Personally I would pick stats over decision making, unless you have no choice.
    Just personal preference or do you have reasons for Stats over Decision?
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    You're an entrepreneur!
    I don't know what I really am to be honest . That's why it's really hard for me to decide what I want to do in the future -.-
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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    I don't know what I really am to be honest . That's why it's really hard for me to decide what I want to do in the future -.-
    Well as long as you have those A-Levels behind you, you have no worries about getting an amazing job!
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    Partly personal preference, partly based on the fact it is generally considered the easiest of the applied modules and many people take it as an easy option, partly based on a possibly unwarranted belief that it isn't very interesting. In any case, its only real application is computer science and informatics. For physics, stick to mechanics and stats.

    Edit: Congrats on your entrepreneurial skills!
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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    I don't know what I really am to be honest . That's why it's really hard for me to decide what I want to do in the future -.-
    Maths/Physics is a pretty safe bet.
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    First off, can I just say that taking 6 AS levels at once is quite frankly ridiculous, and isn't at all necessary. Also it may not even be possible at your school/college depending on how they timetable the lessons. Assuming you are going to drop one subject like normal for A2, that is a lot of work for you. I would suggest taking the top four on your list and perhaps Economics for AS, and drop one maybe two for A2. Taking six AS levels will leave you with absolutely not social life, or free time, and you will find it almost impossible to do extra curricular things, which will get you more UCAS points. Currently I know someone who is doing 5 essay subjects for AS level, and will drop one next year, and is also doing: 3 music lessons a week, manager of Young Enterprise, MUN, debating, quiz team, and now all she has time for is about 4 hours sleep a night, and often she has not time to eat. Do you really want this to happen to you? Because taking 6 AS levels will do this to you. I strongly suggest you just stick to either 5 and drop one, or 4 and keep them all to A2.

    A Levels are a time to start specialising on what you want to do in the future, and as Physics seems to be your passion focus on that, but please do take maths because it will help you a lot in physics. Further maths can be tricky, but nevertheless if you can take a lot of maths, and pick it up quickly, go for it! And don't take English it doesn't go with the rest of your subjects and seems to be an odd one out.

    A levels are a big step up from GCSEs however well you do on them, don't go into sixth form thinking you can get away with minimal work a week, you are expected to read about the subject out of class, and not just do what the teacher sets you. Independent learning is a key thing that you will develop, and if you start to slack off, you will get very behind very quickly, a levels go at a much faster speed than GCSEs.

    As a final point and tips for the future, keep some time for yourself during the week, and speak to your teachers about your decision, they are the people who know how capable you are, and can advise you what to take. "When in doubt, about anything to do with school work or school ask for help as soon as you can."

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by littleliddell)
    First off, can I just say that taking 6 AS levels at once is quite frankly ridiculous, and isn't at all necessary. Also it may not even be possible at your school/college depending on how they timetable the lessons. Assuming you are going to drop one subject like normal for A2, that is a lot of work for you. I would suggest taking the top four on your list and perhaps Economics for AS, and drop one maybe two for A2. Taking six AS levels will leave you with absolutely not social life, or free time, and you will find it almost impossible to do extra curricular things, which will get you more UCAS points. Currently I know someone who is doing 5 essay subjects for AS level, and will drop one next year, and is also doing: 3 music lessons a week, manager of Young Enterprise, MUN, debating, quiz team, and now all she has time for is about 4 hours sleep a night, and often she has not time to eat. Do you really want this to happen to you? Because taking 6 AS levels will do this to you. I strongly suggest you just stick to either 5 and drop one, or 4 and keep them all to A2.

    A Levels are a time to start specialising on what you want to do in the future, and as Physics seems to be your passion focus on that, but please do take maths because it will help you a lot in physics. Further maths can be tricky, but nevertheless if you can take a lot of maths, and pick it up quickly, go for it! And don't take English it doesn't go with the rest of your subjects and seems to be an odd one out.

    A levels are a big step up from GCSEs however well you do on them, don't go into sixth form thinking you can get away with minimal work a week, you are expected to read about the subject out of class, and not just do what the teacher sets you. Independent learning is a key thing that you will develop, and if you start to slack off, you will get very behind very quickly, a levels go at a much faster speed than GCSEs.

    As a final point and tips for the future, keep some time for yourself during the week, and speak to your teachers about your decision, they are the people who know how capable you are, and can advise you what to take. "When in doubt, about anything to do with school work or school ask for help as soon as you can."

    Hope this helps
    I have already decided to do 5 AS and 4 A-Levels but thanks anyway. Thanks for the advice and I was planning to do exactly what you said. I'll try my best to get top marks in the next two years Thanks
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    Partly personal preference, partly based on the fact it is generally considered the easiest of the applied modules and many people take it as an easy option, partly based on a possibly unwarranted belief that it isn't very interesting. In any case, its only real application is computer science and informatics. For physics, stick to mechanics and stats.

    Edit: Congrats on your entrepreneurial skills!
    Thanks, I might just take Statistics then
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    (Original post by aliakhtar)
    Thanks, I might just take Statistics then
    Out of interest, did you take/will you be taking additional maths as an FSMQ along with your GCSE's?
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    I think most colleges offer 5 max. I did that and took your first four into A-level and have offers from Imperial,Warwick and UCL. Waiting to hear back from two more now.
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    (Original post by j.alexanderh)
    Out of interest, did you take/will you be taking additional maths as an FSMQ along with your GCSE's?
    I don't know what an FSMQ is but I'm taking two GCSE's in Maths. One is the normal Maths GCSE and the other is a Statistics GCSE. As far as AS goes, I'm doing D1 and C1 modules alongside my GCSE's hopefully
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    (Original post by Fat-Love)
    I think most colleges offer 5 max. I did that and took your first four into A-level and have offers from Imperial,Warwick and UCL. Waiting to hear back from two more now.
    Well done! Um can I ask what kind of grades you got in AS and what you are predicted currently? So you took Chemistry, Physics, Maths and FMaths right? What else did you do to get accepted? Any volunteering or research?
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    My friend who is applying for Physics is doing the same as me (Physics,Maths and Further Maths A2) and he got an offer from Imperial.
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    (Original post by kaosu_souzousha)
    My friend who is applying for Physics is doing the same as me (Physics,Maths and Further Maths A2) and he got an offer from Imperial.
    What was his fourth AS?
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    6 a levels lol 3 a levels is enough stop being silly and get a life for christ sake make some friends or something
 
 
 
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