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Hi. I was just wondering if it is really necessary to do triple science for GCSE if I want to do physics for A level. I heard it was helpful but right now I am on track to do double science but I think I can switch to triple if I want to. I plan to do physics, maths and comp science for A level but it's a lot of work and I'm still debating to even do physics for A level since it is only a bit helpful.Thanks.
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(Original post by JonathantD)
Hi. I was just wondering if it is really necessary to do triple science for GCSE if I want to do physics for A level. I heard it was helpful but right now I am on track to do double science but I think I can switch to triple if I want to. I plan to do physics, maths and comp science for A level but it's a lot of work and I'm still debating to even do physics for A level since it is only a bit helpful.Thanks.
It's better if you did but you don't have to. You just need decent maths and physics graded as well as the second scince. If I had to give you advice I'd take every opportunity I have to make my application stronger in order to get into the uni and course I want to even if it's a little bit. Why don't you talk to a teacher about it?

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Hi. I was just wondering if it is really necessary to do triple science for GCSE if I want to do physics for A level. I heard it was helpful but right now I am on track to do double science but I think I can switch to triple if I want to. I plan to do physics, maths and comp science for A level but it's a lot of work and I'm still debating to even do physics for A level since it is only a bit helpful.Thanks.
Hi there, welcome to The Student Room :tsr:

From my experience I did Triple Science at GCSE and it helped with regards to the A Level stuff - which I also did reasonably well in. Had it not been for a Physics exam on the same day as a nasty C3 Maths exam, I'd have got a C in Physics A Level.

My advice would be that if you want to do Physics at A Level, I would recommend that you take Triple Science, as it would definitely help. I know that this is a bit too far in the future at the moment but if you decided on going to university after your A Levels, and doing something with an element of Physics in it, then Physics A Level and Triple Science GCSE would definitely help.

Hope that helps
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Look at local sixth forms requirements for physics, most will be a B in maths and a B in additional science this tells you what you need.

Further addtional or triple science units are harder and are meant to bridge the gap between GCSE and a level. As much as I loved the final unit of physics my grade was reduced due to the final chemistry unit (I'm not a natural chemist at all). If you have the chance and good grades risk it because it is great fun but if your grades need a little attention don't risk it.

If you don't take it make sure you read through Bitesize's stuff on it through out the holiday as it will help.
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