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Is it bad if I take A Level Physics but I don't do Mechanics in A Level Maths? Watch

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    I want to do a course that is engineering-based at university. Decision is said to be suitable for computer and software engineering, although Physics is suitable for other engineering types. I've already done early entry GCSE and I got an A in it.

    Because I want to have a range, will it be bad if I choose Decision in the end? Computer engineering has appealed to me but so do other types, and because I'm more Maths-based than writing essays I think these two A Levels are suitable for me.

    I know some people didn't do Mechanics in Maths and are doing good enough in Physics although they're putting the work into it, despite having to put work into all A Levels.

    Should I really take Mechanics? I've done taster sessions for all 3 and I liked Decision the most.


    As a taker of AS physics, a lot of the mechanics unit in AS physics became extremely trivial having just done M1 in maths, which I got full marks in this summer and is slightly harder than the AS physics counterpart. Most people who nailed their mechanics unit in physics did mechanics in maths but I'm sure you could do without it.

    Decision Maths wouldn't put you at any advantage in terms of helping you with other A levels, computing students say it barely helps with a computing course (it makes you learn algorithms and act like a computer, rather than learn the techniques and reasoning used in making an algorithm - the more useful skill) and is seen lower by universities, hence why it is being scrapped in 2016 and also why I lost interest in it after an hour of trying to study it. Unless you have a particular interest in it I suggest you don't bother.
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