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    Mathematics, History, English Literature and Psychology. I really want to take Physics, I really, really do, but I don't think I'll be able to cut it (want to do either Mathematics, Computing or History at university by the way).

    Thanks in advance.

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    It would probably be quite helpful to do Computing if you want to do it at Uni (Y). I think that Physics is a prerequisite for that as well.
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    Its urgent; just so you know. I have interest in what subjects you take.
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    My bad. How hard is Physics at A-level, realistically, and do I really need it if I am to look into Computing at university? I'm predicted AA for the Double Science Award, and I've had 8 months out of school.

    Also, thank you Peachz. I see you currently take Maths and History; how are the workloads for both of those and what do you think would compliment Maths, History and Psychology nicely? The obvious answer would probably be Physics but apparently it's really hard and I'm not that numerate compared to the majority on here.
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    (Original post by Yooth)
    Mathematics, History, English Literature and Psychology. I really want to take Physics, I really, really do, but I don't think I'll be able to cut it (want to do either Mathematics, Computing or History at university by the way).

    Thanks in advance.

    Yooth.
    Then do Physics instead of Psychology and try harder? I don't see any problems here. Maths, Physics, English Lit and History would be perfect for either Maths, Computing or History course at uni imo.
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    Physics A level is stupidly easy for people who are naturally good at science.

    I think nearly everyone I know who got at least a B as GCSE got an A at AS.

    It's not more difficult than any other A level, they are all a bit of a doss aint they.

    Just do what you enjoy and be mindful of prerequisites.

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    Physics would be better than Psychology. Then you would have 2 essay subjects and 2 sciencey subjects.
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    (Original post by DWClark)
    The above posters are correct - many Computer Science/Computing undergrad courses do want you to have Maths + Computing A2. Physics is not a necessity for Computing.

    FYI, KCL say:
    At least one A-level in Maths, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics or Statistics. Use of Mathematics A-level is accepted but only in addition to one of the subjects already listed.

    i.e. if you used Maths, you'd need CS, Electronics, Physics or Statistics as well.
    That's basically not true mate. I'm pretty sure that A level Physics is even more respected than Computing to apply for Computer Science undergraduate at Uni.
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    Thanks very much for the recent replies. I actually handed in my application form in today with Mathematics, History, English Literature and Psychology down as my chosen subjects. I feel like an idiot now. However, these subjects "should" be changeable up to four weeks into Year 12. Can anybody who took Physics recently tell me how hard it is? As I said, I'm predicted AA in my Double Science Award and B at Maths (that's from my mock grade, which I did 10 minutes revision for). Those are also both after having 8 months out of school due to illness. I feel fine with Maths but I've never considered myself as a natural scientist and the fact that my brother found Physics amazingly difficult at A-level is putting me off (he was doing Further Mathematics and took his Maths AS in Year 11 - A for both).

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    They are great Physics would be good to do Maths, but you will still get on well!

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