So enrolment day is coming up soon and I just want to make sure I pick the right subjects for A levels.
I am planning on taking Maths and Further Maths A Level since I am pretty sure I will come out with an A* in maths GCSE and it is probably the strongest subject for me.
However, I'm not entirely sure what my other 2 options would be.
Many of my teachers have told me to do Physics but GCSE physics was sort of boring and I have heard that it can be extremely hard? (Is this the case and is it similar to Maths A Level?)
Finally, I need to know whether I should take History or a Psychology A Level because I want to do something different. The other 3 subjects are all number based and I just want to be able to do something which is slightly different.
I studied History and Psychology in GCSE and came out with an A is Psychology but still waiting for my History grade. Which I think would be at least an A.
Which course out of the two do you think is the best? I
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- Thread Starter
- 09-07-2014 14:27
- 09-07-2014 18:00
A level physics is definitely more interesting than gcse and there's a lot of new stuff in a level physics which you didn't do at gcse such as particle physics and waves so you might find these less boring. It might be worth borrowing a textbook or revision guide from someone to have a brief look through to see what you think of it as you really won't enjoy it much if you're not interested in it...
If you're doing maths and further maths you shouldn't find AS physics to difficult really... there are some bits in A2 which are a bit harder but as long as they're explained well by your teacher and once you get your head around them they aren't too bad either
There's some overlap with the mechanics module in maths but seen as only gcse maths is required for physics the type of questions they can ask is limited and so it's not really like a level maths... physics is more about understanding the theory behind the equations your using and actually knowing what is going on
I didn't do history or psychology but be prepared for a lot of writing!
- 09-07-2014 20:45
I think it depends on you; in both subjects there is A LOT of writing and there's A LOT to memorise; however, History has significantly more content then Psychology, so If you have a good memory then History's good.
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