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Should i take A Level Maths?

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    I'm kinda stuck about if I should do a level maths. I want to do physics as I'm really good at physics and i would really like to become an astrophysicist or astronautical engineer (or a career to do with foreign languages if it doesn't work out). I'm just absolutely fascinated about anything to do with space or space travel.

    The only problem is that if I ever want to do a physics degree or engineering degree, I need to have done maths at A level. But I really hate maths, like I just really hate it. Although I've always been in top set at school and im predicted to achieve an A at Gcse but even so, I struggle to get maths and it's so boring, I can't imagine spending like 2 years doing loads of maths.

    So this will obviously hold me back as much of physics is maths- especially at university so I don't know if I should just give it all up and pursue a career in languages or biology or something because I feel like my idea of a career in space will be nothing like reality, but at the same time, I'm struggling to give it up.

    What should I do? Should I just do Maths, physics and French and hate the maths Although I would still be keeping my career open to physics (i don't even know if I'm nearly smart enough to do it at uni) or should I pick other subjects that I enjoy, eg French psychology and maybe biology (if I'm not doing maths, then I don't know if there would be any point doing physics)
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    What don't you like about maths?
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    I didn't read all that, but go for it.
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    (Original post by randomteenx)
    I'm kinda stuck about if I should do a level maths. I want to do physics as I'm really good at physics and i would really like to become an astrophysicist or astronautical engineer (or a career to do with foreign languages if it doesn't work out). I'm just absolutely fascinated about anything to do with space or space travel.

    The only problem is that if I ever want to do a physics degree or engineering degree, I need to have done maths at A level. But I really hate maths, like I just really hate it. Although I've always been in top set at school and im predicted to achieve an A at Gcse but even so, I struggle to get maths and it's so boring, I can't imagine spending like 2 years doing loads of maths.

    So this will obviously hold me back as much of physics is maths- especially at university so I don't know if I should just give it all up and pursue a career in languages or biology or something because I feel like my idea of a career in space will be nothing like reality, but at the same time, I'm struggling to give it up.

    What should I do? Should I just do Maths, physics and French and hate the maths Although I would still be keeping my career open to physics (i don't even know if I'm nearly smart enough to do it at uni) or should I pick other subjects that I enjoy, eg French psychology and maybe biology (if I'm not doing maths, then I don't know if there would be any point doing physics)
    Evidently Maths is pretty much essential for engineering and many physics related degrees. But I don't think you're asking the right question here. The real question is will you still want to do a degree involving plenty of maths at the end of your A levels?

    Don't do subjects in order to qualify for a degree. Do a degree that suits the subjects you enjoy. Maths is a very difficult A level to do if you don't enjoy it. In fact, it's much harder to do well in any A level if you're not enjoying it. Besides, why would you want to study a subject you don't enjoy?

    Yes, Physics has a lot overlap with Maths (Mechanics) and they complement each other, but it's not essential to do both. 2 sciences would be just as good, perhaps better.

    My advice would be to focus on doing the subjects you're going to enjoy studying for 2 years. If you're unsure as to related career prospects then do a little research beforehand into what sort of degrees you can do with those A levels.
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    It's practically impossible to do Physics at uni without Maths (unless if you maybe take a foundation year or have amazing grades in the other subjects or apply to a lower end uni).
    It's important to do something you like too, so you will probably struggle.
    I think it depends on how much you want to do Physics at uni.
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    physics is just a **** version of maths. do it.
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    (Original post by Welshstig)
    What don't you like about maths?
    I just never seem to get it, whenever I look down at a sheet I just see numbers and none of them make sense. I can do the maths when I'm told specifically the stuff I need to do like I can go trig if I'm told it's a trig question but if I'm not, a lot of the time I just get stuck and it's just so frustrating
 
 
 
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