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    Is the jump from GCSE Physics to AS Physics a big one? How hard does it get?
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    All of the subjects feel like a big jump, the first term is normally the hardest and then you get used to it. At first, the sciences are like learning a different language because there's so many key words and concepts but it gets easier and easier. As long as you have a good GCSE and a good teacher, it isn't too bad and it gets loads easier when you get the first term out the way xx
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    Is the jump from GCSE Physics to AS Physics a big one? How hard does it get?
    It's relatively big yes, but definitely not impossible. What did you get in GCSE Maths/Physics? Not being good at maths with definitely make your life harder if you're wanting to take physics; it's very maths heavy (it's basically mostly applied maths).

    In terms of how hard it gets, it's probably my joint hardest subject along with French. But don't be put off by that, it's also probably my favourite subject.

    If you genuinely like Physics, have a sound mathematical ability, then it shouldn't be too difficult.
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    (Original post by Frannoooooooo)
    It's relatively big yes, but definitely not impossible. What did you get in GCSE Maths/Physics? Not being good at maths with definitely make your life harder if you're wanting to take physics; it's very maths heavy (it's basically mostly applied maths).

    In terms of how hard it gets, it's probably my joint hardest subject along with French. But don't be put off by that, it's also probably my favourite subject.

    If you genuinely like Physics, have a sound mathematical ability, then it shouldn't be too difficult.
    I'm an A student right now in GCSE Physics but a B student in Maths (I'm sure I can improve). I'm also not going to take Maths at A Level. Is it still doable?
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    (Original post by student467)
    I'm an A student right now in GCSE Physics but a B student in Maths (I'm sure I can improve). I'm also not going to take Maths at A Level. Is it still doable?
    Yes I think you can do it if you're willing to put in hard work. Usually colleges/sixth form requires a B in GCSE Maths/Physics so I don't see why they'd accept them if they didn't think they were capable. If I were you, I'd try to strengthen my maths skills. You can absolutely do Physics with a B in maths, but it will be much easier with a stronger mathematical ability. Also, it gets quite maths heavy at A2 so you'll need to put in a lot of work if you stay at a grade B GCSE maths.

    But I'd say go for it you can always change if you're not enjoying it (at most schools anyway)

    Good Luck

    P.S, I can send you some example physics questions of what the maths is like for the very first topic if you want to gauge the difficulty of it?
 
 
 

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