Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I got an A for my AS for physics, and I'm not sure if I should continue it for A2. Currently, I study Maths, Economics and DT resistant materials and I love them all.

    Anyone have any idea what physics at A2 is like? More calculations? More knowledge? More written responses?
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    I currently do a physics degree and I would suggest that if you enjoy physics then it is a good idea to continue. The theoretical side at A2 does get a little bit more complex but it's still feels like doing the AS just different topics. There were more calculation if I remember correctly but these are easy to remember and use. From past papers when I did them there usually was one large essay questions like something about the big bang. I remember just bullet pointing answers to get a few marks so I could focus on getting all of the other questions done correctly as these are usually all calculation, drawing a diagram or a one line answer. Even to this date going into my third year at university I don't like large essay questions, in my exams I either leave them to the end or just answer them with the purpose to get a few marks and make sure I get everything else correctly. My current University average is 84% across all modules.

    When it comes down to choosing, Choose what you are going to enjoy and think about your future first like what degree do you plan on doing after college. A levels are a huge player when it comes down to degree courses. If you are unsure about what degree to do then think about what you want to do in the future as a job, or what sector you would like to work in as this will help determine what degree course you pick.

    Hopes this helps
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Has a teacher ever helped you cheat?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Write a reply...
    Reply
    Hide
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.