At the moment I'm set to be starting in September, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Biology. I don't know what I want to do yet but I don't want to close any doors. I feel like by not doing Physics I'm closing a huge door in to any engineering career. At GCSE I got an A* but Physics doesn't come naturally to me. Can anyone help?
Should I do Physics A Level? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-07-2014 14:57
- 14-07-2014 15:12
I did physics AS having got an A at GCSE, and I thought it would help me to go do a good degree (at the time I didn't know what I wanted to do).
I spent my entire AS year getting on average Ds and Es in end of module papers because my teachers were terrible. Out of the 12 of us in that class, only 2 of us got As or Bs. The rest of us all got below Cs with the majority of us on Ds and Es. I got a D so I dropped it after AS.
It's not an easy subject to do if you aren't a maths student, but seeing as you are doing both maths and further maths then I don't see why you couldn't do it. The majority of stuff on a physics paper is equation based with the odd bit of theory thrown in. Or at least that's the way I saw it. Many top universities want a physics grade as part of their requirements and I was stuck looking for degrees without it for a while, but I've found a course in Air Transport Management that doesn't require physics and will be very helpful to me in pursuing an aviation career. If you want to do engineering, chances are you'll probably need it, but if you don't feel comfortable then just proceed with caution and talk to some teachers and students doing physics.
Hopefully that helps a bit