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    I'm currently sitting my GCSEs and I think I've done well in all of them so far (I've worked really hard revising these past few months). I want to do the following A levels next year: Mathematics, Physics, History and Spanish and would like to go onto do a physics degree. However I've picked Physics, History and Spanish because I like them, and Mathematics because I need that if I want to go to degree level physics. I don't know if I'll like A level maths or even be good at it and I don't know if I'll like degree level physics! Any advice is welcomed.
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    You'll find most of A level maths is just focusing on the GCSE maths you have done, but in greater detail. The only really new topics are calculus, exponential and ln functions, binomial expansion, parametric equations. And because you're doing A Level physics, your applied maths modules would be mechanics (M1, M2).

    If you hated things like bar charts, histograms and probability, you'll be pleased to see the back of them because they're in the statistics modules which you aren't likely to take
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    I think the balance of choosing A-levels is really hard (I'm still debating my third option lol) You need to choose subjects you like and have a genuine interest in but also make sure those subjects are ones you are good at. I would say with maths, don't do it unless you are really committed; from what I've heard it's one of the hardest A-levels you could choose. At the same time, if doing maths A-level will help you achieve your end goal of doing a physics degree, go for it
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    (Original post by georginarowley)
    I think the balance of choosing A-levels is really hard (I'm still debating my third option lol) You need to choose subjects you like and have a genuine interest in but also make sure those subjects are ones you are good at. I would say with maths, don't do it unless you are really committed; from what I've heard it's one of the hardest A-levels you could choose. At the same time, if doing maths A-level will help you achieve your end goal of doing a physics degree, go for it
    I'm totally committed to Maths; I went from a C in December to two marks off of an A in March. I know that I can put the necessary effort in, I don't know if I'll like it or just not be able to understand things.
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I'm totally committed to Maths; I went from a C in December to two marks off of an A in March. I know that I can put the necessary effort in, I don't know if I'll like it or just not be able to understand things.
    If you've got the commitment then go for it! Good luck
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You'll find most of A level maths is just focusing on the GCSE maths you have done, but in greater detail. The only really new topics are calculus, exponential and ln functions, binomial expansion, parametric equations. And because you're doing A Level physics, your applied maths modules would be mechanics (M1, M2).

    If you hated things like bar charts, histograms and probability, you'll be pleased to see the back of them because they're in the statistics modules which you aren't likely to take
    I don't like bar charts, histograms but I don't mind probability. I like algebra and trig quite a bit though.
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I'm currently sitting my GCSEs and I think I've done well in all of them so far (I've worked really hard revising these past few months). I want to do the following A levels next year: Mathematics, Physics, History and Spanish and would like to go onto do a physics degree. However I've picked Physics, History and Spanish because I like them, and Mathematics because I need that if I want to go to degree level physics. I don't know if I'll like A level maths or even be good at it and I don't know if I'll like degree level physics! Any advice is welcomed.
    Did you know Prof. Brian Cox got a D in his A-level Maths? Doesn't mean you can slack off but he's a Physicist who got a D at A-level maths so if you can do better, then I guess you can do a lot more with your life!
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Did you know Prof. Brian Cox got a D in his A-level Maths? Doesn't mean you can slack off but he's a Physicist who got a D at A-level maths so if you can do better, then I guess you can do a lot more with your life!
    I didn't know that! I know I can put the effort in, just don't know if I'll understand some things.
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    (Original post by AxSirlotl)
    I didn't know that! I know I can put the effort in, just don't know if I'll understand some things.
    Over time, if you put the effort in, you can understand anything and everything.
 
 
 
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