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    So basically this year I picked maths biology chemistry and economics because I wanted to study medicine however now I'm not too sure I've got work experience at the end of July to help me decide. But if I feel that i don't want to do medicine after work experience other areas that I'm interested in are astrophysics or engineering (aerospace) so if i decide that i want to go down that route what do i do? Do i have to retake yr 12 or can i do the entire physics a level in yr 13 and then apply to university and if i did the latter option how would i apply to uni because if i apply in yr 13 i wont have a predicted grade for physics obviously so would i have to finish yr 13 and the physics a level and then take a gap year and apply then? I don't know what to do. (By the way if you ask I didn't pick physics since I thought that i wanted to go down the medicine route and economics was an easier 4th subject).
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    You can try and do the A level physics in a year as its now a linear course, but it won't be easy for sure. Retaking a year isn't idea. Speak to your head of 6th form.


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    Yh that's what I was thinking. Retaking the year isn't something I really want to do. But one question I have is would good universities accept me onto their course (like UCL) because they won't have any predicted grade for physics? Or do i have to wait for my physics a level result and then apply to a gap year?
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    (Original post by AChowdhury123)
    Yh that's what I was thinking. Retaking the year isn't something I really want to do. But one question I have is would good universities accept me onto their course (like UCL) because they won't have any predicted grade for physics? Or do i have to wait for my physics a level result and then apply to a gap year?
    If they see you have good marks in Maths under your belt they are probably more likely to accept a predicted grade for Physics. Are you doing ASs in your other subjects? It might strengthen your application if you are (but don't worry if you aren't...).
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    I think most universities require a level physics for aerospace engineering but, done a quick check online and found Manchester uni will consider your application without physics providing you do M1 and M2 in maths
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    If they see you have good marks in Maths under your belt they are probably more likely to accept a predicted grade for Physics. Are you doing ASs in your other subjects? It might strengthen your application if you are (but don't worry if you aren't...).
    Thank you but what I meant is that I won't have anyone to give me a predicted grade in physics as I wouldn't have teachers to give me a predicted grade. So what I'm asking is that if i tell the universites that I'm currently doing physics a level in yr 13 will they make me an offer based on what i get on results day or do i have to get my result and then apply in a gap year afterwards??
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    (Original post by AChowdhury123)
    Thank you but what I meant is that I won't have anyone to give me a predicted grade in physics as I wouldn't have teachers to give me a predicted grade. So what I'm asking is that if i tell the universites that I'm currently doing physics a level in yr 13 will they make me an offer based on what i get on results day or do i have to get my result and then apply in a gap year afterwards??
    Are you self-teaching Physics?

    Anyway, you may as well apply. And use your PS to explain your subject choice, etc. If they reject you (which they may not) then re-apply with grades in hand and take a gap year. No big loss...
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    Are you self-teaching Physics?

    Anyway, you may as well apply. If they reject you (which they may not) then re-apply with grades in hand and take a gap year. No big loss...
    I would self teach myself if i feel i want to go down this route in yr 13. Ohh okay thank you for the help
 
 
 
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