physics or french? Watch
Physics is harder and there's practicals, but you don't have to write any essays (except 6 mark questions in exams which are kinda like mini essays). You will leave with a negligible knowledge of physics and likely will have to relearn everything at uni (if you want to go into maths or physics) using calculus, whereas for French anything you learn will actually be useful if you want to continue studying it at some later point. I would've done French tbh (I did maths, f.maths and physics and just finished my A2 exams) I know lots of people (including me) who regretted taking physics A level because it was a waste of time and you just have to memorize the mark schemes. French will probably be the more instructive (and easier) option tbh.