Statistics or physics at A level?

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I didnt do statistics at GCSE however i did maths and Physics and got an A in both. At the moment ive chosen maths, further maths, economics and statistics. However, I feel that it may be better to do physics? I have family that have done physics at a levels and didnt enjoy it much. I want to have a balance within my a levels. I want to do a degree in either maths or economics or finance to go on and work in the financial field as a financial advisor, accountant or in actuary. Ive also been told by my teacher's that physics is a super hard a level... i dont know what to do... and of course i dont want to be in a position where im bored of maths. I plan to work really hard and do at least 2 to 3 hours of self revision each day, with weekends being at least 5 to 6. At GCSE i didnt really enjoy the lenses and the waves topics, however i enjoyed the rest. I also know that if my p2 and p3 exams werent consecutive, it would have been a lot more easier to revise and remember things.

Sorry for all the information but just by reading reviews i see the questions asked and just thought id answer them all in this.

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(Original post by Kit987)
I didnt do statistics at GCSE however i did maths and Physics and got an A in both. At the moment ive chosen maths, further maths, economics and statistics. However, I feel that it may be better to do physics? I have family that have done physics at a levels and didnt enjoy it much. I want to have a balance within my a levels. I want to do a degree in either maths or economics or finance to go on and work in the financial field as a financial advisor, accountant or in actuary. Ive also been told by my teacher's that physics is a super hard a level... i dont know what to do... and of course i dont want to be in a position where im bored of maths. I plan to work really hard and do at least 2 to 3 hours of self revision each day, with weekends being at least 5 to 6. At GCSE i didnt really enjoy the lenses and the waves topics, however i enjoyed the rest. I also know that if my p2 and p3 exams werent consecutive, it would have been a lot more easier to revise and remember things.

Sorry for all the information but just by reading reviews i see the questions asked and just thought id answer them all in this.

Thanks.
I don't know how much value or difference stats A-level would add to your application, given that you're doing maths/fm. Physics on the other hand is actually a valuable A-level for maths and economics, from what I know. Okay, people in your family have hated it but you were let down by having two exams so close to eachother (also, I didn't like lenses at GCSE but in the A-level I did it never made an appearance) but maybe it's worth a shot and can be useful for you.

It is difficult, don't get me wrong, but not impossible by any means.
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I don't know how much value or difference stats A-level would add to your application, given that you're doing maths/fm. Physics on the other hand is actually a valuable A-level for maths and economics, from what I know. Okay, people in your family have hated it but you were let down by having two exams so close to eachother (also, I didn't like lenses at GCSE but in the A-level I did it never made an appearance) but maybe it's worth a shot and can be useful for you.

It is difficult, don't get me wrong, but not impossible by any means.
Thanks for that. I think its given me a bit of a boost to try it out☺
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