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    So I had to retake year 12 due to health problems and had my heart set on chemical engineering.
    I want to go to ucl as its in london and a good university. However they require physics to at least AS. I currently study maths, chem bio and English lit. I've asked my college if I can do physics AS next year and they've agreed but I'm starting to have second thoughts as I haven't even done physics since gcse (two years ago) and I don't want studying physics to bring down the rest of my subjects.
    Should I just concentrate on my 3 A2's (maths, chem and bio) and forget about ucl or should I study AS physics?
    Thanks in advance for any help
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    nothing from gcse physics is even related to a level physics (srs)
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    I think you shouldnt take physics as it will jeopardise your other subjects results. You can do a lot with those A2's because they keep your options open(those specific subjects) You could do something else at UCL?
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    (Original post by ravishingrick69)
    nothing from gcse physics is even related to a level physics (srs)
    Ah okay, thanks!
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    I think you shouldnt take physics as it will jeopardise your other subjects results. You can do a lot with those A2's because they keep your options open(those specific subjects) You could do something else at UCL?
    I really want to study chem eng. UCL is just a bonus because its pretty close to where I live and a good uni.
    I'm just worried I won't be able to handle the pressure. Other good universities such as manchester and birmingham don't ask for physics..maybe I should just apply there.
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    (Original post by Justcuriousyaknow)
    Ah okay, thanks!


    I really want to study chem eng. UCL is just a bonus because its pretty close to where I live and a good uni.
    I'm just worried I won't be able to handle the pressure. Other good universities such as manchester and birmingham don't ask for physics..maybe I should just apply there.
    If your heart is set on UCL, by all means go ahead!
 
 
 
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