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    I am in upper sixth and currently take biology, chemistry and history A-level. however I have recently decided that physics is where my true interests lie and wish to do a foundation year at university and then go on to a degree in physics. I am really struggling with what to put on my personal statement as I cant say anything like I've always enjoyed physics etc. Any suggestions would be amazing, or any examples of people who have applied for the same as me
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    (Original post by Robfle15)
    I am in upper sixth and currently take biology, chemistry and history A-level. however I have recently decided that physics is where my true interests lie and wish to do a foundation year at university and then go on to a degree in physics. I am really struggling with what to put on my personal statement as I cant say anything like I've always enjoyed physics etc. Any suggestions would be amazing, or any examples of people who have applied for the same as me
    Why do you like physics and where did that interest come from? If you like the way maths is applied to a specific part of physics mention that (and why you like it) too as you'll be doing lots of maths after all

    I imagine almost 100% of physics based personal statements (even ones tailored to a foundation year) mention quantum mechanics and/or particle physics and that that interest came from reading xxxx book, so maybe read a popular science book about a topic that interests you and mention that.

    Have you read any of the new scientist or physics world magazines (even just once)? If there was a bit of new physics in there you liked then you could say that inspired you to purse a degree in physics

    ngl most foundation years for physics look more so at grades than anything so just make sure your personal statement shows you have some interest in physics and you should be fine
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    Why do you like physics and where did that interest come from? If you like the way maths is applied to a specific part of physics mention that (and why you like it) too as you'll be doing lots of maths after all

    I imagine almost 100% of physics based personal statements (even ones tailored to a foundation year) mention quantum mechanics and/or particle physics and that that interest came from reading xxxx book, so maybe read a popular science book about a topic that interests you and mention that.

    Have you read any of the new scientist or physics world magazines (even just once)? If there was a bit of new physics in there you liked then you could say that inspired you to purse a degree in physics

    ngl most foundation years for physics look more so at grades than anything so just make sure your personal statement shows you have some interest in physics and you should be fine
    Thank you so much, this really helped!
 
 
 
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