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    I am enjoying Physics and am very interested in Philosophy. Predicted all A*s at GCSE, so I can basically choose whatever I want

    Interested in PPE, Economics, Maths & Philosophy, CompSci, or something... (not quite sure yet) - hopefully oxbridge...

    What do you guys think? I would love to hear from anyone who has studied either A-Level Physics (Edexcel) or Pre-U Philosophy & Theology. If I don't do Pre-U Philosophy, I would probably do an EPQ related to Philosophy.

    EDIT: My other subjects (which are pretty much set in stone at the moment) are Maths, FM, and Economics
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    I would do the physics and epq since the a level would be beneficial for maths or compsci.
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    (Original post by alldayniqqa)
    I would do the physics and epq since the a level would be beneficial for maths or compsci.
    Thanks for the reply. In a way, I want to go this way because I could then get the best of both worlds - Physics and Philosophy. I would get the best parts of Pre-U Philosophy, but I wouldn't have such tough revision sessions (it's harder to revise something with a more open-ended syllabus). To be honest though, Maths at Uni is unlikely on its own, and I don't *need* Physics for CompSci. Also, I'm scared if I do something like PPE, I won't be used to being examined on essays, since I'll have only written one.
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    Thanks for the reply. In a way, I want to go this way because I could then get the best of both worlds - Physics and Philosophy. I would get the best parts of Pre-U Philosophy, but I wouldn't have such tough revision sessions (it's harder to revise something with a more open-ended syllabus). To be honest though, Maths at Uni is unlikely on its own, and I don't *need* Physics for CompSci. Also, I'm scared if I do something like PPE, I won't be used to being examined on essays, since I'll have only written one.
    Subjects like maths and compsci put a slight emphasis on doing a science subject at a level. Have you thought about doing and A level in philosophy instead of economics? Another thing to maybe consider is the compsci + philosophy course that oxford offers.
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    (Original post by alldayniqqa)
    Subjects like maths and compsci put a slight emphasis on doing a science subject at a level. Have you thought about doing and A level in philosophy instead of economics? Another thing to maybe consider is the compsci + philosophy course that oxford offers.
    I'm honestly not sure exactly what I want to do, but Econ (or something related) at uni is a definite possibility. So, whilst I don't need Econ A-Level for university, it would be strange if I didn't do it given I had the opportunity. Also, it would be good to test the water.
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    I am enjoying Physics and am very interested in Philosophy. Predicted all A*s at GCSE, so I can basically choose whatever I want

    Interested in PPE, Economics, Maths & Philosophy, CompSci, or something... (not quite sure yet) - hopefully oxbridge...

    What do you guys think? I would love to hear from anyone who has studied either A-Level Physics (Edexcel) or Pre-U Philosophy & Theology. If I don't do Pre-U Philosophy, I would probably do an EPQ related to Philosophy.

    EDIT: My other subjects (which are pretty much set in stone at the moment) are Maths, FM, and Economics
    depends what do you want to know about Preu philosophy and theology? i do it
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    depends what do you want to know about Preu philosophy and theology? i do it
    Here come the questions (sorry)...

    1) Are you enjoying it? Why/why not?
    2) How are you revising for it?
    3) Does it generally seem to have a very good reputation?
    4) What else would you want to tell me about it? Any advice?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    Here come the questions (sorry)...

    1) Are you enjoying it? Why/why not?
    2) How are you revising for it?
    3) Does it generally seem to have a very good reputation?
    4) What else would you want to tell me about it? Any advice?

    Thanks
    Yes because i'm currently doing well in my essays and i have never gotten a mark lower than m2 so far.
    i'm going to go over main points of the theories i've learned and i'm going to remember some examples i've learned such as hausers moral dilemma (from the god delusion) and others.
    no people always call it a ******** subject and say it's just easy all you do is ********. However we more sophisticated people know that that's no where near the case, actually it's biased and you back up your claims using evidence from others of you can add in your own arguments and stuff aswell.
    Basically i find that once you have a strong opinion on something then it's much easier to write the essay which you've been set since you can write a ton out. Also use everything you have all materials you have to write the essay so that when you come back for revision you can look back at your essay and see ah those were the main points of that theory and ah that was a good argument i'll use those.

    besides from that thee's not much more i can remember >.> even though i'm still doing the course
    i might remember something if you ask the correct questions?
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    Yes because i'm currently doing well in my essays and i have never gotten a mark lower than m2 so far.
    i'm going to go over main points of the theories i've learned and i'm going to remember some examples i've learned such as hausers moral dilemma (from the god delusion) and others.
    no people always call it a ******** subject and say it's just easy all you do is ********. However we more sophisticated people know that that's no where near the case, actually it's biased and you back up your claims using evidence from others of you can add in your own arguments and stuff aswell.
    Basically i find that once you have a strong opinion on something then it's much easier to write the essay which you've been set since you can write a ton out. Also use everything you have all materials you have to write the essay so that when you come back for revision you can look back at your essay and see ah those were the main points of that theory and ah that was a good argument i'll use those.

    besides from that thee's not much more i can remember >.> even though i'm still doing the course
    i might remember something if you ask the correct questions?
    Thanks. I'm not sure what the 'correct questions' are to be honest.
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    Thanks. I'm not sure what the 'correct questions' are to be honest.
    lol i dunno anything else you want to know i guess
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    lol i dunno anything else you want to know i guess
    Haha thanks.
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    I think the big question is whether Economics counts as a 'subject involving writing essays' (Edexcel)

    'If you study PPE, you would usually be expected to write one or two essays each week. Therefore, you may wish to choose academic A-levels, and at least one that involves writing essays, as this will help to prepare you for the style of studying at Oxford.'

    So if it does, I will probably do Physics+EPQ; if not, probably Philosophy Pre-U. I think I will phone an admissions tutor and ask on Tuesday.
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    Thanks for the reply. In a way, I want to go this way because I could then get the best of both worlds - Physics and Philosophy. I would get the best parts of Pre-U Philosophy, but I wouldn't have such tough revision sessions (it's harder to revise something with a more open-ended syllabus). To be honest though, Maths at Uni is unlikely on its own, and I don't *need* Physics for CompSci. Also, I'm scared if I do something like PPE, I won't be used to being examined on essays, since I'll have only written one.
    There is actually a degree in Oxford called PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY.
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    (Original post by Pursing skiesss)
    There is actually a degree in Oxford called PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY.
    I know Although I'm not sure I can make the leap from 'I'm sad about dropping Physics' to 'I want to study Physics at uni'. It may be the case, but I simply don't know yet... Thanks for telling me, though!
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    I still apply for PPE this Sept although I don't take either Economics or Philosophy. I take Politics Maths Chemistry History instead. Yet I read quite a lot about Philosophy so
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    Well, I read Philosophy at uni and we talk a lot about Physics and Metaphysics. Some unis like to focus on the Philosophy of Science and others like to focus on the Metaethics, others Religion etc. It depends on the uni's staff interest.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Well, I read Philosophy at uni and we talk a lot about Physics and Metaphysics. Some unis like to focus on the Philosophy of Science and others like to focus on the Metaethics, others Religion etc. It depends on the uni's staff interest.
    I hadn't thought of that. I guess I just need to talk to an admissions tutor to sort out what is needed. I'm still unsure about if Econ counts as an essay-writing subject, and about whether Maths+FM+Physics is *way* too specialised.

    There is one part of me that is saying that I don't *need* Physics for anything I'm planning, so it's not worth taking it just because I'd be sad to drop it. On the other hand, people have said to me that some people who don't know what to do gravitate towards philosophy and econ, so it is better to do something like Physics if you can. Also, there is more learning material available for philosophy at around the A-level standard than there is for Physics, as far as I can tell. Then again, the Philosophy course sounds really interesting and I would improve my essay-writing... I just seem to be going round in circles. But since PPE is an option it will help when I get the advice of an admissions tutor.
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    (Original post by The Empire Odyssey)
    Well, I read Philosophy at uni and we talk a lot about Physics and Metaphysics. Some unis like to focus on the Philosophy of Science and others like to focus on the Metaethics, others Religion etc. It depends on the uni's staff interest.
    we do the philosophy of ethics and religion
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    (Original post by anon_ymous1)
    I hadn't thought of that. I guess I just need to talk to an admissions tutor to sort out what is needed. I'm still unsure about if Econ counts as an essay-writing subject, and about whether Maths+FM+Physics is *way* too specialised.

    There is one part of me that is saying that I don't *need* Physics for anything I'm planning, so it's not worth taking it just because I'd be sad to drop it. On the other hand, people have said to me that some people who don't know what to do gravitate towards philosophy and econ, so it is better to do something like Physics if you can. Also, there is more learning material available for philosophy at around the A-level standard than there is for Physics, as far as I can tell. Then again, the Philosophy course sounds really interesting and I would improve my essay-writing... I just seem to be going round in circles. But since PPE is an option it will help when I get the advice of an admissions tutor.
    econ at a level doesn't really count as essay writing i don't think but you'd have to double check. The longest questions are about 2 pages of writing long.
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    (Original post by alldayniqqa)
    econ at a level doesn't really count as essay writing i don't think but you'd have to double check. The longest questions are about 2 pages of writing long.
    OK, thanks for telling me. I'll double check, but if that's true I might have to drop physics after all
 
 
 

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