I only did A level maths at college. I regret not doing Physics at A level, as it seems like an interesting course.
From my experiences, looking at results from my college, the results in the maths department were better then the results in the physics department. This could be down to teaching or people worked harder for maths. The A level results show that people do alot better in maths compare to physics, 40.7% got an A grade in maths and 28.6% got A grade in Physics in 2005. I don't think you can argue that more intelligent people do maths?
So people who did AS or A level maths and physics, what grades did you get in both? I would think that there's very likely to be a one grade differences between the two? I don't think it's likely you can get a A in Maths and a C or D in physics?or the other way around?
As I average over 70% in maths exams in university, I was thinking if I would be good at physics?
i reckon physics is harder then maths
i got 97% in AS maths and 82% in AS physics...full a-level scores coming soon :P
hey, i am starting my a levels in september but i have heard that physics is supposed to be the hardest a level overall.
I'm an anomaly it seems. I found maths really hard and physics fine. Until the physics synoptic...which I've probably got a D or something for. But at AS, physics seems much easier for me.
hey crankycaz, i noticed that you did 6 as levels (and got very good grades btw) lol, wel done. im thinking of doing 5 mself next year, any advice???
I think i scored higher on physics because i value interesting stuff, like physics brings, over problem-solving, which is all Maths is.
Maths is much harder than Physics IMO.
I scored 240 UMS in AS Maths, and 291 in AS Physics. *shrug*
I find Physics easier (well, at GCSE) than Maths.
Physics. Mathematics isn't that hard if you really get down to it. Physics just seems impossible. It's funny because I'm actually going to be starting A-level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics this September. I'm so dead lol.
I never did Physics, but guaranteed I'd find it the hardest out of any A level subject because I never really managed to grasp it at GCSE until it came round to the final exam!
It depends on the individual. Some people who are good at mathematics will also be just as good at physics, while others will find one a lot easier than the other.
Having done the first year of the Bac S in France (first year = AS-Level), I found Maths very easy and Physics very difficult while all my friends were the complete opposite. It really depends.
Physics is harder...but if you're good at maths, physics should be easy.
Physics definitely! I'm awaiting Physics AS and Maths A2 results, but I definitely found Physics harder over the year and a subject which I had to work much harder in than my other subjects.
It's quite hard to say. Both are quite easy. But I've done better on Maths so Physics is slightly harder, but only because of Section C(if you do OCR B) and having to explain things using terms they want.
Well, I'm only doing GCSEs at the mo, but I have to say I find Maths much easier, even with the AS standard stuff I've been doing cos of the additional paper. Once you know the techniques, I think that maths seems rather logical, and then you can apply what you know to many different questions (though I must admit that applying my knowledge is, or was, one of my major downfalls). I just find physics confusing, and it took me ages to get my head around certain concepts. And Maths is the only one of my 4 AS subjects that I'm definstely gonna take to A2, as it'd be essential for both my possible career routes (science and economics).