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    Physics, it sucks.
    I have 4 exams next week, geography, business, physics and maths i feel like i should not bother doing Physics as i'll get another chance at science anyway [B2,C2,P2]
    I'd be happy with 7 GCSE's.
    Is this a bad decision? If so, please tell me.
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    (Original post by LearnForYOU)
    Physics, it sucks.
    I have 4 exams next week, geography, business, physics and maths i feel like i should not bother doing Physics as i'll get another chance at science anyway [B2,C2,P2]
    I'd be happy with 7 GCSE's.
    Is this a bad decision? If so, please tell me.
    Do you do seperate science or additional? One thing i would say is for some things you might need a C in science for at uni but otherwise although i wouldnt say no bothering is a good idea, if you feel you need to give attention to subjects you know you'll get better grades in then do it,
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    I think if its gonna be no use to you then do it, I took Japanese but i actually hate it so im basically gonna get a U in it lmao
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    (Original post by LearnForYOU)
    Physics, it sucks.
    I have 4 exams next week, geography, business, physics and maths i feel like i should not bother doing Physics as i'll get another chance at science anyway [B2,C2,P2]
    I'd be happy with 7 GCSE's.
    Is this a bad decision? If so, please tell me.
    I'd aim for (at least) 8, so stick with the Physics.

    Also, how will you 'get another chance at Science'? Exactly what Science units have you taken and what are you planning to take?
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    Okay, but seriously, dropping Physics now might be a bad idea. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by LearnForYOU)
    Physics, it sucks.
    I have 4 exams next week, geography, business, physics and maths i feel like i should not bother doing Physics as i'll get another chance at science anyway [B2,C2,P2]
    I'd be happy with 7 GCSE's.
    Is this a bad decision? If so, please tell me.
    Hiya
    I know people who have dropped subjects and have been happy with their decision, but they were French, Geography and History (respectively), not a fundamental GCSE like Physics.

    If you think you could achieve a pass in P1 without any effort and that's all you're aiming for, then I'd say to go for it if that will give you sufficient time to do well in your other GCSEs. If you think it would cause you to fail physics completely, then I'd suggest re-evalutating your decision, and perhaps looking at taking the focus off another subject - such as business - that doesn't have as much bearing with future employers or universities.

    At the end of the day though, you've got to make this decision for yourself :)
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    I'd aim for (at least) 8, so stick with the Physics.

    Also, how will you 'get another chance at Science'? Exactly what Science units have you taken and what are you planning to take?
    There's 2 GCSE's for Science, 1 for year 10 and 1 for year 11 i'm more comfortable with the year 11 stuff the year 10 is really a waste of time.
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    (Original post by LearnForYOU)
    There's 2 GCSE's for Science, 1 for year 10 and 1 for year 11 i'm more comfortable with the year 11 stuff the year 10 is really a waste of time.
    I don't understand. So you are doing Science, Additional Science and Physics? That means you must be taking P1 and P2 twice.
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    I have a friend who dropped a GCSE subject literally 2 weeks before exams, I advised her not to as she was really good at it and we had already completed the syllabus and she had put all the work in. So I think you should do it because you have done all the work now and learnt all the stuff, you might as well get some recognition for having done physics for the last 2 years, but its up to you.
 
 
 
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