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    Hi, I am currently studying maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and I am currently struggling with physics and chemistry. However, I do not have any exams at the end of the year for physics and chemistry. I am in year 12.

    Currently I am doing very well in maths and further maths (100% in all tests so far) but I am struggling with some tests in chemistry and physics (more so in chemistry). In my chemistry tests I have an average of about a B and physics is a high B. I want to apply to Oxbridge and Imperial for engineering so I need to get top grades. Are my grades okay at this time of the year for these universities?

    Also, since I am doing very well in my maths A-Levels shall I focus more on the sciences? I have 3 maths exams and 3 further maths exams this year.

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    (Original post by throwawayayay)
    Hi, I am currently studying maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and I am currently struggling with physics and chemistry. However, I do not have any exams at the end of the year for physics and chemistry. I am in year 12.

    Currently I am doing very well in maths and further maths (100% in all tests so far) but I am struggling with some tests in chemistry and physics (more so in chemistry). In my chemistry tests I have an average of about a B and physics is a high B. I want to apply to Oxbridge and Imperial for engineering so I need to get top grades. Are my grades okay at this time of the year for these universities?

    Also, since I am doing very well in my maths A-Levels shall I focus more on the sciences? I have 3 maths exams and 3 further maths exams this year.

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    Whatever you're doing in maths/fm, it's working really well. Would you say though that you're compromising time for PHysics and CHemistry?

    Also, obviously 100% at this stage for maths/fm is very good but so is a B in Physics/Chem. At AS I got slightly lower grades in mocks throughout the year, including a B in a C2 test but eventually I ended up with A*AAB at A2 in Maths/FM/Physics/Chemistry, which is slightly under what you are aiming for.

    How I think you should proceed is to look at your mocks for physics/chemistry and think about how you can improve/where you lost marks and work on that. If you have maths/further maths work that you need to do to maintain 90+ then fine, but like you said, for the unis you are applying it's worth giving more attention (+ the right kind of attention rather than slaving away unproductively) and seeing how it goes. Don't overwork yourself though!
 
 
 
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