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    I am planning on doing a level physics is it a big jump from GCSE can any experiences, opinions appreciated.
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    I got an A* at GCSE but then a C at AS which I resat to get to a B, it's definitely much harder :/
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    As long as you're good at maths you should do fine
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    It is a huge step-up. Since Physics is essentially applied Maths, I would advise taking A-level Maths with it. You can get away without taking Maths if you only want Physics up to AS level though.
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    I got a A at GCSE (Triple science Gcse, PH1HP PH2HP and PH3HP)
    but a C at AS. Definitely much harder.

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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    I got an A* at GCSE but then a C at AS which I resat to get to a B, it's definitely much harder :/
    I am also taking maths.
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    I am planning on doing a level physics is it a big jump from GCSE can any experiences, opinions appreciated.
    At GCSE Physics, there is little reference to the mathematical side of physics. You get few Maths-based questions in exams, and those you do get are very simple: just putting numbers into simple formulae. Most of GCSE Physics is explaining relatively simple concepts, and you can get away with quite vague answers.

    At A-level, there is a lot more Maths: for example, the new OCR Spec awards 40% of the marks for Mathematics. The concepts are also more difficult, and mark schemes look for very specific wording in many of the written answers.

    It is a big step up, though a lot is building on GCSE knowledge, so a solid GCSE foundation and understanding is essential. Provided that you are good at maths and you really understand GCSE Physics (instead of just parroting memorised explanations), then you should be able to do quite well at A-level, despite the aforementioned difficulties. I personally find Physics the most rewarding and interesting of the sciences, especially after tackling a set of difficult problems.
 
 
 
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