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    I do maths, further maths, physics and economics at AS level. But I seem to be finding physics unbearably hard, I revise for exams and still get U's. Would me dropping physics now affect my chances at applying for Oxbridge
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    (Original post by UnKoWn_AdventurE)
    I do maths, further maths, physics and economics at AS level. But I seem to be finding physics unbearably hard, I revise for exams and still get U's. Would me dropping physics now affect my chances at applying for Oxbridge
    Id double check the unis websites to see what they say, and speak to your teachers, but if you really arent doing very well in it and are getting U's, then theres little point carrying it on.
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    (Original post by UnKoWn_AdventurE)
    I do maths, further maths, physics and economics at AS level. But I seem to be finding physics unbearably hard, I revise for exams and still get U's. Would me dropping physics now affect my chances at applying for Oxbridge
    It wouldn't be great for your Oxbridge application, their courses are competitive enough for people doing 4 AS, especially Cambridge who place more emphasis on AS. What course are you looking to apply for, provided it doesn't require Physics to AS or A2 it might not be too late to switch to another subject that you can pick up quite easily, possibly English Literature or Language, both are fairly simple to pick up even a few months before the exam, depends how quickly you can read the texts! Other than that it's best to revise as hard as you can for Physics and come out with at least a C provided your other subjects are at A grade.
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    (Original post by bigwang)
    It wouldn't be great for your Oxbridge application, their courses are competitive enough for people doing 4 AS, especially Cambridge who place more emphasis on AS. What course are you looking to apply for, provided it doesn't require Physics to AS or A2 it might not be too late to switch to another subject that you can pick up quite easily, possibly English Literature or Language, both are fairly simple to pick up even a few months before the exam, depends how quickly you can read the texts! Other than that it's best to revise as hard as you can for Physics and come out with at least a C provided your other subjects are at A grade.
    Thanks a lot for the detailed reply, Im looking to study maths at uni. I guess I'll have to stick to physics because I'm terrible at those subjects
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    (Original post by UnKoWn_AdventurE)
    Thanks a lot for the detailed reply, Im looking to study maths at uni. I guess I'll have to stick to physics because I'm terrible at those subjects
    You're in luck! Physics isn't a formal requirement for Maths at Oxford, but you will have to take the STEP papers (which are a nightmare apparently). Best is to try your absolute hardest in Physics to get a decent grade this year and then drop it for A2 year, good luck!!
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    (Original post by UnKoWn_AdventurE)
    I do maths, further maths, physics and economics at AS level. But I seem to be finding physics unbearably hard, I revise for exams and still get U's. Would me dropping physics now affect my chances at applying for Oxbridge
    Almost as bad as me and i dropped it.

    My friends who i know are pretty good at physics and consistently get A's say that A level is really difficult and i mean they're pretty dam good at physics too, so probably bets drop it then
 
 
 
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