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    Hey, sorry to start two threads in about the space of ten seconds.

    I didn't take physics at A-Level but did take Maths and Further Maths, always with the long distance aim of becoming a maths teacher in the future. However, I really took to the mechanics modules in my course (AQA M1 and M2) and am now thinking I would like to take as many mechanics type modules at uni (I'm doing a maths degree at Durham) and maybe go into something in that field after uni. I know I can't be an engineer or whatever without engineering or physics but I'd really like to possibly get into something in that field. (Like designing rollercoasters or launching rocket ships lol :rolleyes: ) Anyone know what sort of restrictions I will face without A-Level physics? Are there any ways I should/could try and top up my knowledge? I don't really like stats and I love pure maths so I think when it comes to options at uni I will want to take as many mechs and pure modules as possible. Just hope my lack of physics doesn't restrict that?
    Apologies for the long post, and thanks for any help/advice.
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    Hmm tricky. best advice is just to take as much mechanics/pure based modules as you can and ignore stats (that's what I plan on doing I hate stats). Was going to suggest that you could take physics modules if you have some module choices, but the only one Durham will let you do is Astronomy for All and that's no good.
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    (Original post by Posie)
    Hmm tricky. best advice is just to take as much mechanics/pure based modules as you can and ignore stats (that's what I plan on doing I hate stats). Was going to suggest that you could take physics modules if you have some module choices, but the only one Durham will let you do is Astronomy for All and that's no good.
    Ah right, thanks. How come Durham won't let you take Physics modules? (You at Durham?).
    Astronomy for All does sound cool though! Even if not particularly useful! :rolleyes:
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    Durham will only let you take Physics modules (apart from that one) if you have A Level Physics and at least maths to AS. I'm not at Durham yet ( hopefully in September/October). I only know all this stuff cos I've applied for Nat Sci and I've been looking at what modules I'd like to do. i do A Level physics and Astronomy is really good (probably the easiest topic), plus Durham's Physics department is really good for Astronomy research.
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    (Original post by Posie)
    Durham will only let you take Physics modules (apart from that one) if you have A Level Physics and at least maths to AS. I'm not at Durham yet ( hopefully in September/October). I only know all this stuff cos I've applied for Nat Sci and I've been looking at what modules I'd like to do. i do A Level physics and Astronomy is really good (probably the easiest topic), plus Durham's Physics department is really good for Astronomy research.
    Ah right, thanks. Bugger :mad: . Knew I should have taken physics :rolleyes: . Still, thanks for your help. And I'll maybe do that astronomy module, sounds cool. Maybe we'll meet at Durham in Oct!

    Anyone else any ideas at how I can make up for this foolish decision/what my other options are?
 
 
 
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