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    I recently opted to do Physics A level and Maths (Decision) A level at college. I know Maths(Mechanics) might be the most common combination with Physics but I just thought I might do better with decision. I am just wondering if is a stupid decision and if it would be better to change it when I start as it would go much better with Physics? Would really appreciate to hear from anyone who has experience in taking either.


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    Mechanics would help your physics more and vide versa, but decision is easier so most likely to get a higher grade


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    Thank you for the response, that helps a lot. I am willing to put the extra effort in to learning the mechanics I need for physics in order to have a bigger advantage in Maths.


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    Thank you for the response, that helps a lot. I am willing to put the extra effort in to learning the mechanics I need for physics in order to have a bigger advantage in Maths.


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    My only piece of advice is that if you have to do two decision modules, you will want to kill yourself. (unless you really enjoy decision maths) Hence, I would suggest that you do mechanics as it will make the vast majority of your physics mechanics extremely easy.
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    I believe (not 100% sure) that I can choose differently the second year. Do you think it would work if I took decision the first year and possibly mechanics the second? I am officially enrolled as doing decision now but I think I could probably change it if I asked. I am nervous that I have made a bad decision and it may leave me behind the rest of my class in Physics. Am I correct in thinking that decision/mechanics is only actually one module of four so you don't actually spend too long on it anyway? I really appreciate the help.


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    It would probably be best to take Mechanics first then Decision as the Maths Mechanics will help you learn the Physics Mechanics and vice versa. Another thing to bear in mind is exam difficulty. Some people really love Mechanics (like me) and loathe Decision (also like me ) so it depends on what you prefer.
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    Mechanics will really help you with your AS Physics, you can just take decision in your A2 maths instead
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    (Original post by Coolbear99)
    I recently opted to do Physics A level and Maths (Decision) A level at college. I know Maths(Mechanics) might be the most common combination with Physics but I just thought I might do better with decision. I am just wondering if is a stupid decision and if it would be better to change it when I start as it would go much better with Physics? Would really appreciate to hear from anyone who has experience in taking either.


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    Physics and Mechanics complement each other quite well. Also, Decisions has a reputation of being easy (e.g. in my local sixth form it's taken by those who can't handle statistics or mechanics) which could affect your university application
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    Thank you! From the advice on here it looks like I may have to talk to them about it when I start and possibly change it to mechanics. Personally I feel I really like the look of the decision while I am not at all as keen on the mechanics. Therefore it is possible that I may be able to push myself further in maths if I take decision. I am however willing to sacrifice the the decision module if it will really help that much with my Physics. How much of the year is generally spent on decision/mechanics?


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