Can I do A level Physics without GCSE Physics

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Hello, I am doing GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Maths but didn't take GCSE Physics. I plan to take Bio, Chem and Maths for A level and want to take Physics A level as a fourth. I'm predicted good GCSE grades in my 2 sciences and maths. Would I not be able to do Physics A level without the GCSE?
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Are you even looking at the 6th form's prospectuses?
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I highly doubt that.
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I thought all three sciences were compulsory at GCSE
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(Original post by Vish24xy)
Hello, I am doing GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Maths but didn't take GCSE Physics. I plan to take Bio, Chem and Maths for A level and want to take Physics A level as a fourth. I'm predicted good GCSE grades in my 2 sciences and maths. Would I not be able to do Physics A level without the GCSE?
I didn't even know it was possible to not take Physics at all at GCSE? Is this an international specification? If this is true though, I can't see how you'd be allowed to take A Level Physics because you'd be really behind...
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Do people even remember 50% of what they learned at GCSE's or A - levels 3 years after doing them? I doubt it. You can do home study physics a levels without doing GCSE's. They don't check. Home study is hard though, and even on the cheap costs around 700 pounds per a level.

You can revise through the A-level physics book during summer holidays before you start a levels. Depending if you are accepted on to the course or not, obviously. You could easily read through the GCSE and As revision guides in a couple of months and then do past papers and you'd be ahead of most of the other students who are starting the a level physics course.
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I do A - Level Physics after only doing Core and Additional Science and I am struggling a lot, getting mainly U's
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Yes, I do A-level physics.

GCSE physics was useless, I short term memorised the revision book for the exam anyway.
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(Original post by Vish24xy)
Hello, I am doing GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Maths but didn't take GCSE Physics. I plan to take Bio, Chem and Maths for A level and want to take Physics A level as a fourth. I'm predicted good GCSE grades in my 2 sciences and maths. Would I not be able to do Physics A level without the GCSE?
No - my son teaches physics at A level. The step up from GCSE is hard enough - unless you are doing maths and further maths.
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You definitely can, GCSE Physics is nothing like A Level Physics, I promise you that! I do A Level Physics and I don't need anything from GCSE... the only thing I'll say is that it's very Maths heavy at A Level and if you struggle with Maths or don't like it you'll feel much the same about Physics.
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